Savage build question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by PARKINGLOT, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. PARKINGLOT

    PARKINGLOT New Member

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    I have a question regarding a savage build I'm planning on paper.
    I'm looking to build a paper puncher and critter/coyote zapper. Eventually I'd like to make a 1000yd shot, one of those bucket list things, at the very least to say I've done it.
    I've researched different cartridges, including 25-06, 6.5x284, 6.5 Creedmore, 6mmBR, 6mmXC. I think I've settled on 6.5x47 Lapua. Good ballistics, accuracy, and barrel life. Close dimensions to a .308, should fit in .308 AI magazines.
    I want to use a short action Savage, buy a barrel for it, and use either an MDT chassis or maybe an AI chassis.

    I'm looking at a lightly used Model 11 XP in .223, guy is selling it for a decent price.
    Besides changing the barrel, what else is needed? Will the bolt face need to be changed?
    Is there anything I'm overlooking?
     
  2. Dgd6mm

    Dgd6mm Well-Known Member

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    For starters I believe you will need a bolthead and a baffle. Give Jim Briggs a call at Northland Shooters Supplies.
     
  3. wbm

    wbm Well-Known Member

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    Magazine
     
  4. pdog2062

    pdog2062 Well-Known Member

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    You can always sell the barrel and the bolt head and get part of your money back
     
  5. PARKINGLOT

    PARKINGLOT New Member

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    Yep, that was going to be part of my plan.
     
  6. Jud96

    Jud96 Well-Known Member

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    My cousin's next build is going to be used for the same things that you will be doing. He is also looking at making his a 6.5x47 for plinking and occasional long shots out past 700yds. It is a good little round, not my first choice, but a fine cartridge nonetheless. You will need a larger bolt face to start.