savage pta, most potent cartridge

loaders_loft

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Thinking, more like dreaming of a specialty pistol built on a savage precision target action. Their website shows only a standard or .223 bolt face, no wsm bolt face.

With standard .473 bolt face, what would be the most powerful or potent hunting cartridge, that could still eject a live round?

Maybe a .284 win or some variant?
 

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284 would be a good one. I know on the Striker actions some 300 WSM's have been built.
 

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I've got a 7wsm pistol on the target action, I absolutely love it! I've shot 1/2min groups out to 600 yards everytime I've had the chance to shoot that far. My dad has one in 338x300wsm and my buddy has one in 300wsm. It was a simple bolthead swap, I did mine in five min. You'll like it!
 

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Zuba
Who made the stock you have on your Savage? Got an ich from seeing the outfits you guys had that is no doubt gonna get scratched as soon as I can put together the parts.
Be nice if a guy could get away with useing any Savage action as there are a dozen in the safe but Northlander will no doubt have the legal solutionlightbulb
 

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I got mine from Neal Cooper, goes by hammertyme on here, Joel Russo and mcree precision make stocks also. You should have shot it, then you'd be hooked!!
 

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zuba, is there a blog or thread on your build?

I'd like to hear more about it, contour, weight, scope & mount choice, what went right and wrong, etc.

Was the savage PTA good to go out of the box or did it need to be timed & trued at all?

Thanks!
 

zuba

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zuba, is there a blog or thread on your build?

I'd like to hear more about it, contour, weight, scope & mount choice, what went right and wrong, etc.

Was the savage PTA good to go out of the box or did it need to be timed & trued at all?

Thanks!
Origionally I ordered a 7mm Mcgowen barrel, I was tossed between a wsm or saum. There was some miscomunication and I ended up with an unchambered barrel. I talked with Jim See @ Centershot Rifles and decided to have him chamber and install the barrel, he trued up the action while it was there and installed my Holland QD brake. I am happy I went with him, and when I have money to build another gun I'm going with Jim again! I used an EGW 20moa base and burris signature zee rings. I now have a 6.5-20x50mm Vari-x III with the side focus. The whole gun is in the nieborhood of 12lbs with the bi-pod... With the weight and the brake the gun recoils about 2" strait back, never realized how gentle it is until the other night when I shot my 44! If I were to do it over I'd of ordered a different barrel so I could chamber it without a barrel nut, and I'd have had it throated a little longer...
 

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