Savage barrel and brake - Who can do the work?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by TORCHRIDER, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Well-Known Member

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    Guys, first let me say Thank You to all who have answered my many noobie long range questions. I have learned a bunch over the last few weeks. I have decided to make my build a 7mm WSM or .284 on my Stevens 200 action.

    My next question is who should I get the barrel from that can make a std. shank barrel, cut a chamber so that it has a lead that will handle the 180gr. Bergers / 180gr. VLD, and mount a good muzzle brake. It takes the std./small shank.

    Also, if you can recommend a barrel that would be nice as well.

    I am in Central Texas, but the provider can be from anywhere.

    Thanks Again! :D
     
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  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I've had Sin Arms chamber a couple barrels for me. He does great work. You can find him on Savageshooters.

    BTW, since you have a long action, you probably won't have to worry about where the 180g bullet sits. That's mostly a concern for hitting the lands and still fitting in a magazine.
     

  3. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Geargrinder. I understand the action and magazine will support bullets loaded out, but doesn't the throat in the chamber need to be longer that std. to accept the 180gr. bullets loaded out?


     
  4. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Just send your action, lug and muzzle brake to benchmark barrels they did the exact thing your asking for me. Got it and another barrel in about 12 weeks the guys there are awesome to deal with and they always have time to talk by phone or email.


    Nathan
     
  5. TORCHRIDER

    TORCHRIDER Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Nathan, I left them a message to call me back.
    Was your action a Stevens/Savage?
    Did you receive a complete action/lug/barrel back from them?
    What brake did you end up going with and how did you know which diameter brake to purchase?

    Thanks,

    Dave


     
  6. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dave, I used a savage precision target action and used one of Jim See's medium style muscle brakes. Len sells them here at LRH. I sent all this stuff to the guys at benchmark and they did the rest. UPS delivered if to my door step last Friday. I don't think you'd go wrong with them or Devin at Sin Arms I've never used him but I've heard many good things about him. I'd also look into using Jim See at centershot rifles he is very good as well.


    Nathan
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Yes and no. Usually you'll need a short throat when you have magazine limitations. That's the most common need for a special throat length.

    Most standard throat lengths are designed around the usual short fat hunting rounds. Those lengths are usually quite generous for VLC/Tangent type ogives.

    It would be good to discuss this with whoever is going to chamber your barrel.
     
  8. JUDD

    JUDD Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Cram of Montour County Rifles. I been seeing allot of savages runnin thru his shop lately. He does all my work. He will be able to getcha a barrel also and fill you in on lead times of each manufactuer.

    Search his screen name "Kevin Cram" his work speaks for itself.

    His number is 570-437-2010
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Hi Torchrider,

    I'd be more than happy to discuss the work you'd like done. I'd recommend the 7WSM with the 180 Bergers. I do quite a bit of work on Savages and can get you all the components you'd need and install them. For barrel recommendations I really like Brux barrels. They've got a good turn around time and their quality of barrel is superb. I have Brux barrels on a few of my personal guns as well as chamber several customers guns with them and they have all been great shooters. As far as muzzle brakes if you'll be doing any prone shooting I'd go with a timed brake with ports at 3 and 9 o'clock so you don't get dirt blown all over you and your rifle. For timed brakes I install the Muscle Brake. It's the best quality brake from machining to performance. If your shooting off the bench you could go with a radial brake like a Vais. For the chamber I have a excellent PTG 7WSM reamer with .320 neck and no throat. I then custom throat to match a supplied dummy round. All you'd need to do is seat the 180 Berger to where you'd like it and I match the throat in the chamber to your dummy round you sent. If you'd like to discuss more about the build please feel free to give me a call or shoot me an e-mail.
    (570) 437 - 2010 or kevin@mcrifles.com
     
  10. joseph

    joseph Well-Known Member

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    I had Brux Barrels send a rifled blank to Kevin Rayhill at Stockade Gun Stocks to build mine. He is one of the best in the business and works mostly on Savage rifles. He also makes his own stocks which are as good as any out there and reasonably priced. I asked him to build a shooter and boy did he. The first 5 shot group at 100 yds measured .084". I even shot it at another gun makers range and they put there rifles away and only shot mine. gun)gun)gun)

    Take a look here:

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    joseph
     
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  11. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Rayhill does great work on Savages.
     
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  12. KQguy

    KQguy Well-Known Member

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    Kevin Rayhill has lot's of experience with Savages and the 7mmWSM.I think the 7WSM is his favorite cartridge.