Rebarreling an old Savage is it worth it?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bearcat2, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. bearcat2

    bearcat2 Active Member

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    I have a 20 year old Savage 110 in left handed. It is currently in 270 but has never shot well, I did a trigger job, had the stock glass bedded and barrel freefloated and fire lapped the barrel, it still won't group under 2-21/2 MOA. It was my first deer rifle I got when I was about twelve years old (worked for it and paid for it myself) but I haven't hunted with it since I got out of high school, because I have never been happy with the accuracy. I keep hearing about the accuracy of the new Savages and Savage claims it is mainly in the barrels they are using now. Anyways I was thinking of rebarrelling it in 22-250 for a coyote gun, but was wondering if anybody had tried this with an inaccurate older Savage and what their results were. If it still won't shoot I don't want to waste the money on it, but if it would shoot a long action 22-250 would give a guy a lot of room for long heavy bullets in the magazine.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    IMHO, yes ... here's my old Savage 110 also in .270 Win and had it re-barreled to http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f22/my-budget-270-ai-97745/
     

  3. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    Heck yeah. If it doesn't shoot sell it. Break it apart sell the barrel and action or as a package. Can't believe how good all of our new savages shoot. IMO it's worth a shot. Pin intended. LOL
     
  4. sbhooper

    sbhooper Banned

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    The Savage action is great. Get a new barrel and keep on going!