Replace Broken Stock on Savage 110?

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  1. Carolina Hunter

    Carolina Hunter Member

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    I have a Savage 110 30-06 with a factory synthetic stock that broke in two when I dropped it after losing my balance. I was climibing over a rock on which I was going to sit on the first morning of a CO trip for mulies! I was a liiiiitle bit unhappy with myself! Fortunately, I was able to borrow a gun for the rest of the trip. The fall also slightly bent down the near end of the tube on a brand new Nikon Buckmaster BDL scope.

    Before I broke the gun I could not get a group tighter than 2 inches at 100 yds no matter what ammo I tried, even when I had the barrel floated. Oddly enough, it shot slightly better without the barrel floated. The bore does have a little wear but not much. The crown is good and so is the trigger. The gun is very clean. I can shoot well enough to consistently get 1 inch or better groups with my buddy's new Remington 700 in .270.

    Should I buy a replacement stock and scope because the stock could have contributed to the problem, like maybe being too flexible? Or, should I sell the barrel and action for say $100 and get a Remington or Ruger?
     
  2. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    You'll need a new scope no matter what.

    I'd get a firmer stock, bed the rifle to the new stock and then see how it shoots. I suspect you'll do better than you ever did before.
     

  3. Carolina Hunter

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    Any tips on a firmer stock - composite, laminate, wood and where to get one cheaply? I am pretty frugal.
     
  4. Dr. Vette

    Dr. Vette Well-Known Member

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    You have a long action; do you know if it's staggered or center feed?

    Least expensive is probably a B&C Duramaxx but the Boyd's Prarie Hunter is a nice unit for only a few dollars more. I'd look hard at that one, though you may wish to swap on a better recoil pad.

    I'd check these 3:

    Boyds
    BOYDS The World's Foremost Supplier of Hardwood Gunstocks.

    Stockys:
    Stocky's New Rifle Stocks - America's Gunstock Specialist!

    Numrich might have a leftover Savage stock that fits your rifle:
    Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories
     
  5. Carolina Hunter

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    Dr. Vette, thanks for the helpful suggestions.

    How can I tell if my rifle is staggered or center feed?
     
  6. winmagman

    winmagman Well-Known Member

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    Center feed - The magazine stays in the stock

    Staggered feed- The magazine stays on the action
     
  7. Carolina Hunter

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    Thanks guys. I left a message at a local gunsmithing school to see what it would cost to have one of their best students glass and pillar bed a replacement stock, probably from Boyd's. Because its a sporter barrel I will probably have them free float the barrel starting from a couple inches forward of the action and then put a little support at the end of the stock. When I had the old stock it shot better with end support than with the barrel entirely floated.
     
  8. Dr. Vette

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    As you'll now be bedding it, I'd try it first without the support. Savage's intent is to have them freefloating, and who knows what "stock support deficiencies" you were compensating for when you added the front support. You can always add it later.

    FYI, doing this yourself is not a difficult job if you're handy and can be methodical. Far easier than a Savage 93R17. Ugh - those little rimfires are a bear. :D
     
  9. Carolina Hunter

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    I have always been pretty handy; I might give it a shot but it would be the first thing I have done to work on a rifle other than clean it.

    I need to see more detail on the pillar bedding. I have some questions still on how to do that properly. The glass bedding doesn't look that difficult after watching several videos.
     
  10. Dr. Vette

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    Take some time to review this thread:
    Bedding Project - Sniper's Hide Forums
    (ignore the photos in the first few posts - links were hijacked)
    great Savage photos near the end of it, though the whole thread is good

    and this thread:
    A few bedding tips (Pic Hvy) Sav,Rem,Howa NU PICS - Sniper's Hide Forums

    And this article:
    Stress-Free Pillar Bedding within AccurateShooter.com

    If you want some nice pillars for a Savage:
    eBay - New & used electronics, cars, apparel, collectibles, sporting goods & more at low prices


    Those links should keep you busy learning for a while.

    :D
     
  11. Carolina Hunter

    Carolina Hunter Member

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    Thanks very much. I'll look those over.
     
  12. beakus33

    beakus33 Well-Known Member

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    even if your not super handy you learn a huge amount of info doing it yourself,plus you have a old stock to give it a try on first.you will be suprised how many little things you will learn on the first one that you will correct on the second one. then before you know it your a old pro at it and your doing your buddies guns beacuse your" the man". good luck and have fun and learn something new!
     
  13. Carolina Hunter

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    Thanks guys. I ended up ordering a Boyd's Prairie Hunter laminated stock in nutmeg. It's a great looking stock and the action and barrel dropped right in but I plan to get some Accra Glass, release agent, tape, some play-do and then glass bed it. Lowe's has last year's model Dremel on sale for $39 from $99 so I will see about getting one to make things smoother.
     
  14. randholk

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    My savage 110 30-06 was the new 110 with accu-trigger but not the accu-stock. Groups were 3-4 inches with any ammo at 100 yards. Savage turned the crown and had the rifle back to me total of three weeks at just shipping-to-them charges. The group was under an inch on their target and mine did the same after the work. I still don't feel great about it after the temperature changes of season and will make changes to the stock.
    If you like the gun, get a good stock for it.