Savage action choice?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by HMG, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. HMG

    HMG Member

    Jan 10, 2011
    So after reading the article about semi custom longrange rifles on a budget, i have decided to search for a Savage action to build a semi custom rifle for learning to shoot longer ranges. (out to around 1K)

    My first question was whether it matters what Savage action i look for? I want to go with a 300 Win mag, as thats what ive been shooting for a while now. Are there any special considerations i need to take into account when looking for a Savage action for 300 win mag, beyond that it has an accutrigger?

    Second quesion. Are there any Canadians around who could tell me if theres anything i should know about getting custom barrels and after market parts here in Canada? Any problems with getting this stuff up here in Canada? Anything to be wary of?
  2. Lexthepilot

    Lexthepilot Member

    Dec 6, 2010
    Savage is a very good choice for a first long-range build. Look for a savage 110 action(long action version of the model 10) and yes the accutrigger is a must. They are a great trigger and the added safety of the sear block is always a plus. As far as firearms parts in Canada it is quite a pain to order from the u.s. According to our border policies anything firearms related over $100 needs to be accompanied by appropriate importing license. I can't say this is very well enforced because I have made a few orders exceeding this amount. If your from around Alberta area pm me and I can recommend a few good distributors and smiths.

  3. rinodods

    rinodods Well-Known Member

    Aug 2, 2008
    I wouldn't even be stuck on the accu-trigger. Get a cheaper stevens in 300wm then add a sharpshooter supply competition trigger. Don't get me wrong, I like the savage trigger for something that is stock it may be the best trigger on the market but the SSS trigger is better. If you go with a stevens for the action you'll save enough to mostly cover the cost of the upgraded trigger. Also if you haven't already do some reading on Tons of information and a lot of savage savy people.
  4. ubettcha13

    ubettcha13 Well-Known Member

    Aug 22, 2010
    +1 look for the 110 with magnum caliber bolt face (7rem or 300wing) if possible