Savage question..

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by adiredneck, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. adiredneck

    adiredneck Active Member

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    Other than the 17HMR that I own, I have never shot, or even handled a centerfire Savage.

    Does the bolt lock on Savage rifles when the safety is on? I have had the bolt on my Marlin Xl7 catch on my clothes while using the sling in dense woods. On a few occasions, the bolt has dropped and I have lost a round.

    Just curious...

    Thanks.
     
  2. backwoods83

    backwoods83 Well-Known Member

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    Yes the bolt locks, savages must be on fire or in between fire and safe to cycle the bolt.
     

  3. lives2hunt

    lives2hunt Active Member

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    I have 3 models of savage and all of mine have a 3 position safety it has fire then safety on but the bolt still opens then it has safety on bolt locked hope this answers your question
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    The older 2 position, only locks the trigger. Bolt will still open.

    You could always close the bolt on an empty chamber then dry-fire. Since Savages usually have a heavy bolt lift, it would be pretty tough to have something open it.
     
  5. adiredneck

    adiredneck Active Member

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    Thanks. A friend of a friend has an older model 110 for sale in .270 win for $250.00. I was thinking it would be a good base to do a switch barrel on.

    How about the Stevens 200? If I bought a brand new one, would the bolt lock, or is it based on an older Savage model that does not lock.
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I believe the Stevens uses the older 2 position trigger.

    The older 270 is pretty much the same rifle as a Stevens 200.
     
  7. adiredneck

    adiredneck Active Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I wanted to do a Stevens 200 build but then I held one of the older model 10 predator in snow camo the other day at a small gun shop and I really liked it.

    I have since then discovered the new Savage 10 Predator Max 1 with the accu stock. I got a price of $759.00 for one yesterday. I am going to get this one in .223 Rem. I am going to see how much they will give me for my 7600 Remington Pump in .35 Whelen on a trade.

    I figured this gun should be a fun target practice gun with the medium contour barrel, but not too heavy to take in the woods with me for a walk. This gun should be everything I want without having to build a custom gun from the Stevens. (I still might do that too[​IMG]).
     
  8. topbrass

    topbrass Well-Known Member

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    The Stevens 200 has a three position safety. The bolt does lock on safe. I have five of them.