what's the best drop in barrel for savage 110

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by kshunter, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. kshunter

    kshunter Well-Known Member

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    Looking for the best bang for your buck drop in barrel for a savage 110 in 30-06. Med to heavy counour 1 in 10 twist. What are you guys using?
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Any of the higher quality prefits will give you the best bang for the buck.

    Here are a few of the more common places to get a prefit.

    Sharp Shooter Supply- Douglas
    Northand Shooter Supply- Shilen, McGowan
    Sin Arms- Lothar Walther, Brux, "House Brand"
    Pac Nor
     

  3. midgetorama32

    midgetorama32 Well-Known Member

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    I've had excellent luck with the two McGowans I've been shooting.
     
  4. walter351

    walter351 Well-Known Member

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    I have a buddy that has a shilen drop in barrel in .25-06 AI. Shoots excellent at all ranges.
     
  5. 406pat

    406pat Well-Known Member

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    Love my shilen drop in for my 300RUM. Shoots like a house ablaze. 1 in 10 30" finished length.

    Heard great things about McGowan and Lothar Walther

    Haven't heard about a bad Savage drop in actually:)
     
  6. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    If you were me shillen would be the best cause they ship to canada haha.
     
  7. kshunter

    kshunter Well-Known Member

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    thanks for the input I did some shopping and it seems like shilen offers a good price I am leaning toward that option. thanks again everyone.
     
  8. jredbuck

    jredbuck New Member

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    What does your rifle weigh after putting on a shilen barrel.? I read that they don't flute their barrels are they all heavy barrels?
     
  9. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    After putting on my 28" varmint. It weighs....alot.:D Sorry I don't have a scale to weigh it.

    I went on a hog hunt with it a couple months ago. I hiked with it for about 3/4 of the day before I swapped my dad for his sporter barrel'd 25-06. Mine was sporting a shortened factory plastic Savage stock. About as light as I can make the rifle with that heavy pipe on it.
     
  10. dogdinger

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    keep us posted on your experience with shillen. not trying to bad mouth them, but patience is not my strong suit and they definitely tried my patience....to the point that i canceled my order and got a barrel from douglas. they delivered on time and under budget....AJ
     
  11. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I bought mine from Northlander.

    It was prepaid. It drop shipped straight from Shilen.

    I was quoted 14-16 weeks. Showed up in 9.
     
  12. dogdinger

    dogdinger Writers Guild

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    'I was quoted 14-16 weeks. Showed up in 9."




    i was told 8 weeks....after 9 weeks i called and was told 2weeks more....after 3 weeks i called again and was told it was back to 8 weeks. i called douglas and was told 3 weeks. got the barrel in two weeks.

    the next bbl i ordered was from pacnor and i got it when they said i would, around 4 weeks...AJ
     
  13. Horsemen

    Horsemen Active Member

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    I have several Savage rifles with McGrowen barrels. 223 (shot out the factory barrel), 280AI, and Soon to arrive a 338 edge. You can't beat there turn around time. And there barrels are as accurate as any I have seen or shot.
    :DCANT WEIGHT FOR THE EDGE.gun)
     
  14. Freebore

    Freebore Well-Known Member

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    I have 2 Douglas from SS Supply one in a 220 Swift and other in 243AI 1-14. A 243AI 1-9 from Pac-Nor. Love that 1-9 with 105's A-max's. Took a speed goat at 627 with the Swift and 55 grain Nosler B-tip though. Taking the 1-9 243AI this year to Wy.