wanted: Large shank Savage RUM action

Discussion in 'Guns For Sale' started by justgoharder, May 18, 2009.

  1. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    complete rifle or just the action let me know what you have. thanks!
     
  2. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    talk to jim at northland shooters supply. go to savage shooter forum .com. he has a classified section there. he sells target actions loose (not built)
     

  3. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    thanks but iam looking for a rum length action. My understanding is that only the RUM's and the 375H&H were large enough to build a muti shot 338/300 rum off of. the target actions aren't long enough!
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Earl Fouraker built one off a small shank regular long action. I believe it started as a 270. His was a 7mmRUM, but he was seating 180g VLD's with a longer OAL than what Shawn Carlock uses in his Edge's.

    He started with a new centerfeed action and used a staggerfeed mag box.
     
  5. zuba

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    geargrinder you got any more info on that conversion? I have a stagger feed 30-06 that I was thinking of trying to build a RUM or edge on, a repeater would be cool! is there a big difference between the centerfeed and staggerfeed action?
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    The new centerfeeds are better suited for long OAL repeaters. The have a longer opening by quite a bit.

    What Earl did was take an older RUM/H&H length mag box, cut the tabs off, slot the end for the bullets to go through. Then he fixed the mag box into the stock.

    Here is a link to his build, some of the pictures are gone but you'll get the jist.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/new-long-range-savage-7ultra-32534/

    If you don't want to convert your old staggerfeed, new Stevens 200's can be had for less than $300. You can probably get $75-$100 of that back selling the barrel and stock.
     
  7. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    If you build a rum off of a standard long action it will be small shank and if you want a repeater you still need to find an old rum action or H&H to pull the magazine parts off of. I really don't want to get into the "is a small shank strong enough for a RUM" there is plenty of that discussion all over the net...

    back to the topic at hand - looking for a large shank rum action, the only way to find long action and also large shank is to get one of the savage factory chambered RUM's or H&H's

    thanks!
     
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  8. jorvin

    jorvin Well-Known Member

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    sorry, some times i speed read and don't get all the facts right. all i see that jim has is a ss. long 116 sf with a .532 bolt face for $365
     
  9. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    Jorvin,
    the 116 is a small shank action. I do of course thank you for your help, but once again i am looking for a large shank long action and the only place these exist is in factory chambered rums and 375 H&H's. these large shank long actions were only made for a few years and while not exactly 'rare' they do take a bit of looking to find one.
     
  10. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    There's on on savageshooters.com right now that has already been T&T'd by Fred for $375. Pretty good deal.
     
  11. justgoharder

    justgoharder Well-Known Member

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    geargrinder,
    that post is spf? I was a couple minutes too slow, darn!!!
    thanks though!
     
  12. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I think there was a complete SS 7mmRUM on there for about the same price. There were quite a few pm's tossed around, but it was never posted spf. Take a look.