savage 116 build

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Nikolakangrga, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Nikolakangrga

    Nikolakangrga Well-Known Member

    May 20, 2009
    This is not a LR rifle but I would like to build a savage rifle for my wife myself. My donor action is 116. I will be building up a 7mm-08. Specs:

    model 116 action
    18" Mcgowen barrel plus muzzle brake 7mm-08 (Lightest possible)
    Mcmillian Edge stock
    Rifle Basix trigger

    What do you guys think my finished weight would be for this rifle? Being a long action Im worried it will be too heavy. Its just all I have. I was going to top it off with a ultra light scope of some kind.... Maybe a leupold.

    Like to build her something she wont complain about the weight, but still be comfortable to shoot.