non-hunter with a new savage 111 7mm rem mag

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  1. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    thru a series of trades i am now the proud owner of a savage 111 7mm rem mag KIT rifle.
    ( ammo/nikon 3-9x scope/sling/ammo carrier, 24" medium bbl plastic stock/accu trigger)

    what should i do with it.
    i mainly shoot targets as oppose to steel at long range. have access to shoot 1/2/300, 600/1000yards.
    not much of a target rifle as is.
    sell it and use the money for something else
    use it as the base for a target rifle ?
    caliber.cartridge change ?
    really open to ideas
     
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  2. Don A Parsons

    Don A Parsons Well-Known Member

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    What kind of cartridge would you like to shoot,,, I'm a thick skin hunter and target shooter,,, so I scaled back to the mid size cases...

    Good to start there,,,, then pick a rifle for those needs.

    Just an idea

    Good luck finding what works.

    Cheese from Don
     
  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    +1 on what Don said. Try shooting it as-is and see how she performs. I am currently building a .264 WM with 26" 1:7" X-caliber prefit barrel ($430 with muzzle threaded for 5/8-24") from a Savage 111F LA (originally 7MM RM). Load it with the new Hornady 153g A-tip and you got yourself a target ringer.

    .264 WM Savage 111F LA.jpg
     
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  4. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    Ditch the stock and get a B&C, Choate or one of the high end adjustables ($$). Sell the barrel on here and get a Pac Nor pre-fit in .300WinMag (26-30"), (1-8 or 9twist), Sendero contour and have at it.
     
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  5. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    i like your basic idea. 300 win mag
    i will kinda go cheap with this build
    this will be a hunter class elite long range gun 2000 yd group and score.
    boyds varmint stock/harris bipod
    someones light trigger upgrade
    maybe some ADG brass/ cutting edge 220 lazer
    long oal,,,maybe 3.7" ( need a bullet to do a dummy)
    lija/broughton/krieger bbl...i chamber my own
    scope is going to be a price issue to stay cheap...something to ponder.
    anyone need a new 7mm 1/9 savage bbl ?

     
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  6. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    I second Don and Feenix, try it out first. Find out what it's capable off before you tear it apart and go from there
     
  7. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    naw
    pos plastic stock
    light weight bbl
    3-9x scope
    not burning any powder in that.
     
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  8. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    You are correct, for your needs its best to go that route. I would definitely upgrade optics and stock. Me personally upgrade those 2 things and then try it out. I like to see what what some basic set ups can do.
     
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  9. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    i own a 300 wm match reamer, and will long throat that with my throater.
    found a big heavy krieger 1/9 bbl
    ordered a boyds varmint stock(long flat butt stock)
    150 pc of unfired brass
    have to pick a trigger ..basix's looks good ounces to 3 lbs
    i have a quick mount for my 9" suppressor
    scope is going to be an issue
     
  10. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    I won a Savage 111 like you said . Took of the 3x9 Nikon and put a Burris Black Diamond 4x16x50 I had laying around. I'm a 4 or 6x24x50/52 guy though. I shot it today. It was fairly accurate. Very light and kicked like hell. Like JohnnyK said, if you are going to keep it , get a B&C stock. I put one on my Tikka before I ever shot it with the plastic stock. Love it. The stock on the 111 looks like fiberglass. Have HS Precision stocks on my Rem Mod 700 300 RUM and Ruger Mk II . They are great but pricey.
     
  11. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Unless you do some modification or single shoot it, you might ran into some challenges in your 3.7" OAL goal. Best I can with my Savage 111F in .300 WM is 3.53" with 200 NAB but can get 3.66" in my SAKO M995 with in .300 WM with 200 NAB.

    Those are excellent barrel choices. I have 30" Lilja 1:8" 3G on my .270 AI and 27" Lilja 1:9" 3G on my .30 LARA and they are simply amazing.

    Good luck and happy safe shooting.
     
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  12. Brad Pierce

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    That’s where my LR build started.
    Ended up with rifle basix trigger, Shilen 26” Stainless select match 7rm varmint taper, McMillan game scout stock. Vortex razor heavy mofo tops her off, now. Put about $1100 in it, without scope and she does shoot.
    She was a pretty good shooter before all of that but not with that crappy kit scope.
     
  13. BallisticsGuy

    BallisticsGuy Well-Known Member

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    take up hunting.
     
  14. ar10ar15man

    ar10ar15man Well-Known Member

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    not at 70...
    aint gonna happen
    p'dogs from a bench yes, game no.
     
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