Savage or Remmy Action?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by isu600rr, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. isu600rr

    isu600rr Active Member

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    Ok Guys im verry new to this and i have a couple of questions that i hope you all can help me with.


    I would like to make a 338 Edge, I would like to use a Hart or a keriger barrel . Manners stock and sekins BM etc.. i want a 1000 yard tack driver.
    I have both a 300 WM in a Savage action from a 110 fcp-K w accu stock ( i hate the stock) and I just picked up a really nice 7mm in a Remington 700. I would kind of hate to tare into the Remington just because it has some nice wood but which action would be better?>
    If I do the savage build can I install the barrel myself ? would I have to get the savage action blue printed?
    Should I get the Rem action blue printed and can they install and head space the barrel at the same time/>?

    glass bedding the action and things along those lines i can do myself.
     
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  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You can put the barrel on your self with the Savage. I've done it a few times and it really isn't that difficult. Takes me all of about 10min. I would suggest the Savage and definitely look into the Manners. A better option though may be Stockade Stocks. They specialize in Savage and stocks to fit Savage actions. The stocks are of high quality. If you want to save a few pennies, you can get the money saver and finish it your self. They don't require that much finish work.

    Tank
     
  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Exactly what liltank said.

    The only thing I'd add would be is that if you need it to be a repeater, go with the Remington. The Savage is not well suited to being an Edge repeater with the usual Edge COAL.

    The Savage doesn't need to be trued like a Rem does. But, there are a few things that can be done to make it smoother. Install a bolt lift kit, polish the cocking ramp, tune or replace the trigger(Sav-2 or SSS). Along with a better NSS or SSS recoil lug, and a good bedding job.

    Here's a picture of my 338 Edge Savage with a 32" McGowan in Stockade Pdog stock.

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  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Very nice, what break is that? How effective is it? Looks like a muscle break. Been thinking about that one when I finally shoot a big caliber.

    Tank
     
  5. highridge1

    highridge1 Well-Known Member

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    I would go remington 700 for sure..
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It's a $40 Ross Schuler brake. Pretty much a copy of the Holland QD and Muscle brake.

    The front two baffles are angled back and the rear baffle is straight.

    It works fantastic. Best brake for the $$$.
     
  7. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    For sure, a Remington action must be trued up by a gunsmith. The floating bolt head on a Savage helps with accuracy; but not all Savages shoot well right out of the box. If you choose to build on a Savage action and install the barrel yourself, you will need a barrel nut wrench, go and no-go guages, and a barrel vise and action wrench if you ever want to remove the barrel.
     
  8. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    You don't need an action wrench and a barrel vise. You only need one or the other.

    The action wrench works much better.
     
  9. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    I have never tried to hold a barrel hand steady while using a rear entry wrench. Even with a port wrench, it would be difficult. It is better to have both.
     
  10. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It's easy. You put the nut wrench in a regular bench vise.

    And, you should only use a rear entry action wrench in an action with a human tightened barrel nut. Not the factory gorilla. It's too easy to twist an action trying to remove a factory barrel.

    The action wrench that grabs the exterior of the front bridge, like the Wheeler, works the best and won't twist an action.