New Savage Build

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by BH107, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. BH107

    BH107 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2009
    IMG_7174.jpg Well I got it done just in time for hunting season in Montana and carried it on Saturday for opening day. I have been slowly putting this together as funds allowed since last summer and it is great to finally have it done.

    The rifle started as a 112 BVSS in 300 Win Mag that i bought back in 2010. The rifle was looked great and shot fantastic but I was ready for a change. I set out to build myself something a little lighter and better suited for the kinds of shots I'm currently capable of.

    My stainless action had already been worked over by Fred at SSS so I had a solid platform to start with. Next came a McMillan Game Scout with their ultralight fill. Now my problem was the 26" varmint barrel was very unbalanced with the light stock. So the next purchase last fall was a 28" Proof PreFit chambered in 6.5x284.

    Work, home life, and having a new little girl in the spring prevented me from playing with it at all over the summer but I wouldn't let myself go another season without it. I got a great deal on a Sig Tango 4 to top it off and I was all set. The rifle tips the scales at 9lbs ready to hunt. Man what a big difference over the 13lb rifle I started with.

    With limited time to break it in and shoot I picked up a couple of boxes of factory ammo and headed to the range. A few shots to get zero and I was set. The next night we chrono'd it at 3100fps shooting factory ammo. That 28" barrel really cooks.

    Haven't had time to work up custom loads yet, but things are looking good so far. It really has been a great evolution of a gun I originally started with because I found this site.
    FlGunner, Lee D, Barrelnut and 4 others like this.
  2. Deputy819

    Deputy819 Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2016
    Very Nice, Sir! That fluted bolt is an especially nice touch. I've got a custom Savage build that wears a SSS fluted bolt as well. Very happy with their work.
  3. Heavyiron

    Heavyiron Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

    Apr 11, 2016
    Savages are great shooters. The barrel nut allows you to get an ultra close fit, between barrel and action.
  4. LongWalker

    LongWalker Well-Known Member

    Aug 6, 2016
    Great looking rifle. I'm interested in how the prefit Proof shoots. Thinking of getting one for a short action build .
  5. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Really nice!
  6. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2013
    Great looking rifle! Would love to hear followup on how she shoots for you.
    Wlfdg likes this.