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Old 12-13-2012, 11:32 PM
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For you SAVAGE GUYS!

OK guys,

I just got a savage 116 in .300WM. It only has roughly 30 rounds through it. It is the model without the accutrigger. I have a very hard time owning a stock rifle without making "some" type of upgrade to it. I originally wanted to build something for my wife but decided I wanted to build myself a accurate, "short", ranch rifle that i can use as a short to mid range rifle. I would like to do all the work myself and would like to keep this rifle as light as possible. While trying to keep a "small as possible" budget. My question is....

Barrel: What kind, contour, and length?
Stock: make, model
Trigger: Rifle Basix

Any other "must do's" ?

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-14-2012, 07:14 AM
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I would like to do "all" the work myself and would like to keep this rifle as light as possible. While trying to keep a "small as possible" budget. My question is....

Barrel: What kind, contour, and length?
Stock: make, model
Trigger: Rifle Basix

Any other "must do's" ?

Thanks guys!
Are you looking for a pre-fit barrel or can you chamber, square, crown, etc., ... a blank barrel yourself?

Do you have DIY tools for Savage rifles already?


http://www.westernshooter.com/2009/1...age-rifle.html

Just something to think about. I'm sure others will chime in.

Savage Shooters is also an excellent source of info.

Good luck!
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Old 12-14-2012, 03:52 PM
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Re: For you SAVAGE GUYS!

i would like a pre-fit barrel and I will be purchasing all the tools necessary. My buddy also has most of the tools I need.....
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Old 12-14-2012, 09:40 PM
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Re: For you SAVAGE GUYS!

can't tell you about barrel contour and length because I shoot a .308, but Benchmark make awesome barrels. I have one on my Savage and it's amazing


for a stock, I can't say enough good about Stockade. Kevin Is great to work with. Check them out
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:21 AM
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can't tell you about barrel contour and length because I shoot a .308, but Benchmark make awesome barrels. I have one on my Savage and it's amazing


for a stock, I can't say enough good about Stockade. Kevin Is great to work with. Check them out
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i would like a pre-fit barrel and I will be purchasing all the tools necessary. My buddy also has most of the tools I need.....
Did they start making/selling pre-fits? If so, that's great!
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Old 12-15-2012, 11:35 PM
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Did they start making/selling pre-fits? If so, that's great!
totally missed the pre-fit part...I guess the answer is no. I Emailed and got a quote on a Barrel for my Savage. Not technically a pre-fit, but not hard to get. ended up getting one of their barrels, but got it through Stockade, and had Kevin install it
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Old 12-19-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: For you SAVAGE GUYS!

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OK guys,

I just got a savage 116 in .300WM. It only has roughly 30 rounds through it. It is the model without the accutrigger. I have a very hard time owning a stock rifle without making "some" type of upgrade to it. I originally wanted to build something for my wife but decided I wanted to build myself a accurate, "short", ranch rifle that i can use as a short to mid range rifle. I would like to do all the work myself and would like to keep this rifle as light as possible. While trying to keep a "small as possible" budget. My question is....

Barrel: What kind, contour, and length?
Stock: make, model
Trigger: Rifle Basix

Any other "must do's" ?

Thanks guys!
Ok here goes. This is predicated on "light cheap short". Of course its a LA so some of that youre already behind.
I would do a 6.5x47. Easy to find in a prefit. Recoil low. Brass great. TRENDY lol.
20" bbl with "varmint contour". Short enuf for the extra girth to even out.
B&C duramaxx stock. Lightweight and light $$$$.
Trued thick recoil lug.
Do all the standard savage tweaks, lap lugs,true recoil lug+nut.
Trigger I would play with the stock one a bit. I have better luck with stockers than Basix. Jewell when are ya gonna quit hatin on us poor savage nutz?
You could build that whole rig for under $500.
I would trade out the LA for an SA though which QUINTUPLES parts availability and hits the shorter lighter mark. Trading a ready to go 300wm to someone that has a 223 or whatever should be easy. Im sure you could unload it here.
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