New Savage Tube

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by Cruizin, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    So I want to build a savage rifle but with a short tube. I'm thinking under or around 20 inches and want to launch something big and heavy. I have a savage long action. What is the 338/300 wsm you guys are making in a pistol? Are you guys shooting the 338 300grn smk? Do you think it would feed from a magazine? And finally what kind of velocity would you expect from a 20" tube.

    Any other chambering suggestions....

    Looking for a long range elk and black bear gun that can be packed around the mountains.
     
  2. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    My dad has one with a 17" barrel and the 250gr bullets really move that pistol around. He uses a JP brake. I know the 180s are moving pretty good. I think youd be better off with something under 250gr, I know the 225 accubond is pretty good. It's a mean looking little cartridge! He goes by Yotefever but I know Dougm has one too... I think the 180-225gr bullet would be very nice for Elk and Black Bear.
     

  3. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    I have Greg Tannel building me a center grip XP 100 that is going to be chambered in 338x300. I am having set up to shoot the 225 AccuBonds. I think these are going to be just the ticket for elk and mulies.
     
  4. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I was thinking of doing a riffle on the pdog special stock from Stockade and putting a long action with a mag and a 20" barrel to help with the recoil.

    Stocks

    Might do one of kirby's 7mm speed demons. They might be just the ticket.
     
  5. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    So what kind of velocities are you guys getting with a 225 grn bullet?
     
  6. Cruizin

    Cruizin Well-Known Member

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    What do you think about a 180 grn 7mm berger in a necked down 300 Dakota case? Anybody ever tried that?
     
  7. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Yotefever shoots a 7 Sundance that he developed. I do not remeber the parent case, but he does very well with it.
     
  8. zuba

    zuba Well-Known Member

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    the Sundance is based off of the 376 steyer. my 7wsm has about 150 fps on it though... the 7 wsm brass is a lot cheaper and easyer to find than dakota brass! I like mine and am going to be playing with some 180 bergers and 176 cauterucio's.