So who has a Savage 110?

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  1. FrogFire7

    FrogFire7 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I have tried one. Didn't get that good of results... I'm eyeing the bolt lift kit by Grimstod... that looks great!
     
  2. Wlfdg

    Wlfdg Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    My average COAL is 91.54mm
     
  3. nathank

    nathank Well-Known Member

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    I love savages i have had at least 10 different models.

    Currently i have a savage lightweight hunter with a carbon 6 barrel in 6.5 CM, titanium bolt handle and carbon knob, talley lightweight rings and leupold 4-14x50. weighs 7.2lbs and shoots sub MOA

    Also have a 116 in 300 rum with the only thing on it factory is the barrel and it shoots sub half moa with 220 eldx handloads
     
  4. BrentM

    BrentM Well-Known Member

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    BTW- I looked at the grimstod. I do several things. 1 I use the bushing and the allen screw with the point. 2 I grind and polish the button dent to flat surface vs a step. 3. I lighten the firing pin spring. 4. I set the button .80-.100 off the bottom of the ramp.

    In some cases savage bolt bodies are not machined quite right and I need to make other mods. Bottom-line, after truing the action, bolt face, and making lift mods a savage can be smooth, fast, and easy to run. Combine that with a sav2 trigger and it can be impressive.
     
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  5. FrogFire7

    FrogFire7 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like you know more about it than I do for sure. I don't doubt they can be made smoother... too bad they don't come from the factory that way. I'll have to look into some of those things this winter :)

    Never tried the sav-2, been happy enough with the sav-1. If I ever needed a lighter pull I'd definitely go that route for sure!
     
  6. Coyote_Hunter

    Coyote_Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Dad gave me a “walnut finish” 110E in .22-250. He put around 1500 rounds down the barrel and it would still shoot 5 into a 100-yard group you could completely cover with a dime.

    Bought a used 11 FXP3 in .243Win for $295 at a gun show. Planned to turn it into a 6.5CM but decided to shoot it first. Bug holes at 100 with the first load. So much for the 6.5CM.

    Earlier this year I bought a Savage 111 GNS, for $275 at a gun show. The barrel was rusty and pitted inside and out, so it will never be shot. While my plan was to turn it into a 6.5 PRC, I’m now thinking a .264 WM makes more sense.

    Bought a Savage 110 .30-06 for a SIL as a wedding present.

    Have yet to shoot one that won’t shoot MOA or better.
     
  7. Swampr42

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    Here’s my Savage, not a 110 but a 116. Started out in life as a 30.06 and now identifies as a 338-375 Ruger.
     

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  8. 308stillbrass

    308stillbrass SCAMMER

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    Went and shot my rifle today. The copper solvent did the trick, I was getting one inch groupings with 130 grain SST's and 54 grains of H4831. I also tested some new ammo using Nosler 150 grain ballistic tips with a max load of 55 grains of H4831 and got a .8 inch grouping. Thank you for all the tips and advice given.