Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Photography > Gun Photos


Reply

Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #15  
Old 07-15-2010, 10:35 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,117
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chas1 View Post
Wear em out and shoot I say...barrels are cheap.
Argument here! Inexpensive but not cheap. (relatively speaking)

Unless one is a DIY savage shooter AND still use the nut, the time lost getting the rebarrel job done, even setting it back is the deal breaker.

When it is sent off to a smith it is placed in his queue and you loose control.

That's the part I'm uncomfortable with.
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 07-15-2010, 08:53 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by royinidaho View Post
Argument here! Inexpensive but not cheap. (relatively speaking)

Unless one is a DIY savage shooter AND still use the nut, the time lost getting the rebarrel job done, even setting it back is the deal breaker.

When it is sent off to a smith it is placed in his queue and you loose control.

That's the part I'm uncomfortable with.
This from a man that owns more guns than Carter has pills, just shoot something else...you know you have 5 of every caliber...lol only kidding Roy. I hear ya...to each their own. I plan ahead and just rotate the inventory so to speak and shoot something else for a while...works for me but may not be everyone's cup of tea. I'd also agree it's a pita to break the barrel in and hope it's a shooter but I'm gonna shoot and have fun w/o worrying about round count. No right or wrong just a preference thing.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 07-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,498
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by winmag View Post
Well you certainly got my attention. I like what youve done with your rifle. Cool paint/flutes, and stock, crowning (saw your other post).....thoe whole darn setup looks nice. You out did yourself.
I like the turrits on that scope. What does a wotac scope run $ wise? Are those the factory turrits? There I go wandering off topic. Sorry.
Great job on ALL the work you did. Not everyone has the tallent to pull it off. Let alone make it look good AND shoot.
Thanks man, the scope is as it comes. Wonders Optics is a small Co and the WOtac is his in house optic that he has made to his spec with finish assembly in the states, ya it has over seas parts but I'm not on a Nightforce budget till I get a lathe installed at home. It is 30mm tube ,50mm objective, 80+MOA of adjustment and the reticule is very similar to a NP-R2, it dwarfs all my other scopes and is rugged. I'll admit that it isn't the ultimate optic and he has had his little problems but I like supporting the little guy as long as they back them up and Matt back his scope up like nobody else and as a customer you have input in what you want in an optic. They are $329 which is a steal, I have not owned better glass, sadly, but I have Weaver, Nikon and Leupold and they won't equal the WOtac so I'm going to rock it till I get a Nightforce, but I don't fell like I'm leaving much on the table with it. I'll do a little write up on it soon with pics.

I so dig the reticule that I don't foresee owning any optic that doesn't come with a similar one, cut my groups way down over the target dot I was using.

Wonders Optics Home
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"

Last edited by bigngreen; 07-16-2010 at 07:48 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 07-15-2010, 09:42 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: SW Montana
Posts: 4,498
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Chas1 View Post
Wear em out and shoot I say...barrels are cheap.
Bullets, powder, primers and barrels are consumables!!! If I wasn't doing my own work I may view it different but so far so good with the gunsmithing. I would rather wear a rifle out having tons of fun than save it

Rock bustn is my weekend thing to do, gotta load another 100 rounds up this weekend and I bet I blow though them in a couple weeks, with my luck my barrel will be smoked right before hunting season so I really should cool it a little.

The new barrel is sitting on the counter table right now waiting for me to get it chambered
__________________
High Fence, Low Fence, Stuck in the Fence, if I can Tag it and Eat it, it's Hunting!

"Pain is weakness leaving your body"
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 07-16-2010, 04:50 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

Bigngreen, thanks for posting the WO link. Took a quick look and scopes look pretty good, will take a closer look later.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 07-16-2010, 06:02 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,516
Re: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!

very nice looking rig!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Finished my Savage, Finally!!!!
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 270 Win is finally finished! Deer beware! nz4x4 Gun Photos 7 07-29-2010 09:13 AM
Finally finished - 2009 P. Dog video Westro Varmint Hunting 19 03-03-2010 07:21 PM
Finally finished my 6mm AI Tyler Kemp Gun Photos 2 07-14-2008 07:01 PM
Finally finished my wifes 6.5mm Allen Mag 1K rifle.... Fiftydriver Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 14 06-29-2006 08:35 PM
New web page is finally finished. Michael Eichele General Discussion 0 04-13-2006 05:46 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:22 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC