300 mag complete!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by shooterpunk2, Jul 12, 2009.

  1. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    Well I finally complete my Savage 300 Mag. It took me a while to get enough funds for it, but damn was it worth it. It's a savage 110fp 300 win mag, with SS scope, EGW 20 moa base, IOR heavy duty steel rings, and Stockade Prairie Dog stock. I need to get a Karsten cheek piece now, but other than that it's done! Here she is, my first long range precision rifle:

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  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, you should be at the range instead of at the computer!

    AJ
     

  3. Jayhawk

    Jayhawk Well-Known Member

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    Nice stick! How long of a barrel is that and is it custom? What loads are you going to run thru it?
     
  4. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    It's a 24 inch barrel. I wish it was longer, but I may get a custom barrel later on. Right now I only have 190 grain SMK's, so i will use those with RL-22.
     
  5. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    shooterpunk2,
    Nice looking rifle. I've owned two 110FP's in the past, a .223 and a7mmRM, and both were great shooters. I got sub 1/2" groups from the 7Mag and sub 1/4" groups from the .223. Let me know how those 190's do with RL22. I tried them in my Savage (stock) with RL25 and never got anything promising. I get great groups from the 180SMK's with RL22 (75.5gn). Good luck. JohnnyK.
     
  6. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Savages are ugly. Just kiddin' Ive got a 110 FCP-K in .300wm on the way. I think the look just fine. Did stockade do all the work or did you piece it out? Do it yourselfer? Nice rifle.
     
  7. shooterpunk2

    shooterpunk2 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered the finished stock from them, and then put everyhting on myself, not too difficult at all. I've been throwing around the idea of a .338 edge barrel when I get more proficient with the 300 mag.
     
  8. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    SP2,
    I was thinking about a .338 Lapua Mag barrel last night for my Savage. Not even sure if it can be done. Maybe someone with some experience will chime in. Excuse my ignorance but what is the difference between the .338 Lapua Mag and the Edge? JohnnyK.
     
  9. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    Most would say no. The action can't take the pressure. Go to Savage Shooters and they try to talk you out of even dreaming about it.
     
  10. darrindlh

    darrindlh Well-Known Member

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    Very nice Very nice!! Tell us how she shoots!!
     
  11. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    On 6mmbr.com's forums there is a small shank Savage 338 Lapua barrel for sale, with a modified bolt head.
     
  12. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Yes it can be done. My cousin has a 338 Lapua Mag built on a Savage target action. You can order the bolt head. Yes I said the target action. To eject a loaded round you have to take the bolt out, but it will eject an empty casing. So far it cuts single holes. So for something that can't be done, it works pretty good so far. I think other companies are spreading this blasphemy to try and keep Savage out of the running. There are edges built on the Savage action.

    As far as difference between the Edge and the Lapua, about 100 to 150 fps with the 300grn. SMK. We are expecting about 2800 to 2950 out of the Lapua in a 32" barrel it is built on.

    Tank
     
  13. 3fingervic

    3fingervic Well-Known Member

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    I go on Savage Shooters all the time. That question is brought up often. All the heavy hitters shoot it down before any debate can even take place. They don't seem to have a problem with the edge or rum, however. I have also seen it discouraged in the 700 action.
     
  14. eric2381

    eric2381 Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure Remington came out with factory rifles in 338 Lapua.

    Nice rifle, by the way. I hope it shoots well for you.