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Old 08-18-2013, 01:24 AM   #241
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I know Savage makes a good gun, but could it be as accurate as the Remington would be if I went that route?
i don't see why not. factory Savage rifles have a good reputation for accuracy and putting a quality aftermarket barrel should make it even more accurate.
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i don't see why not. factory Savage rifles have a good reputation for accuracy and putting a quality aftermarket barrel should make it even more accurate.
Seems like that would be a good option for me then.

Next is the stock. Has anyone experienced any difference in accuracy between a quality wood stock vs a quality composite/plastic stock? I'd like to put this gun in a beautiful figured walnut stock, but not if I loose some precision.
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Seems like that would be a good option for me then.

Next is the stock. Has anyone experienced any difference in accuracy between a quality wood stock vs a quality composite/plastic stock? I'd like to put this gun in a beautiful figured walnut stock, but not if I loose some precision.
check out Boyd's Gun Stocks. they have a walnut stock to fit the Savage rifles.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=9424&cat=1223

you can always pillar bed the stock and also glass bed it if needed.
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check out Boyd's Gun Stocks. they have a walnut stock to fit the Savage rifles.

http://www.boydsgunstocks.com/product.htm?pid=9424&cat=1223

you can always pillar bed the stock and also glass bed it if needed.
I've already looked into the glass bedding and pillar bedding. Interesting processes.

As for the stock, I like it, but it's a little plainer then what I was thinking of (At least from what I could see in the pic). I LOVED the nutmeg though. Looks just like my Remington 700's stock

Did a little looking on their site, and I liked some of their options. I wonder if they can get wood like this.

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I've already looked into the glass bedding and pillar bedding. Interesting processes.

As for the stock, I like it, but it's a little plainer then what I was thinking of (At least from what I could see in the pic). I LOVED the nutmeg though. Looks just like my Remington 700's stock

Did a little looking on their site, and I liked some of their options. I wonder if they can get wood like this.

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Aaron, check out this site. they have lots of options on wood choices.

http://rifle-stocks.com/
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Aaron, check out this site. they have lots of options on wood choices.

http://rifle-stocks.com/
Nice! Thanks.


Not the style I want, but the wood I want.

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This has gotten me thinking. I was going to build a custom 6.5mm target rifle (which will unfortunately be delayed for awhile) and I'm still wide open for suggestions on it's design. I had originally planned on using a Mauser action or possibly a Remington, but the idea of paying hundreds of dollars to have a barrel put on the action makes be cringe. I'd rather do it myself if possible.

The barrel I planned on using is a heavy Krieger barrel. Would I be better off getting a Savage, or sticking with my original plan?

BTW, nice topic guys.
There's 3 ways you can go.
(1) Use a Mauser/Remington/etc action and have a gunsmith install and headspace your barrel. $$$

(2) Use a Remington action,and use a Rem/Age barrel-Remington style barrel with a barrel nut like a Savage.
Here's a link - http://www.savageshooters.com/showthread.php?344-Remington-Pre-Fit-Rem-Age-Barrels

(3) Use a Savage action,and buy whatever brand of barrel you want for it,and do everything yourself.

I always get my actions and barrel nuts trued for my builds,it adds a few dollars to the build,but it also increases the accuracy of the rifle.

You asked if a Savage can be as accurate as the others. Hell yes they are,I won't claim they are any better because that all depends on who's behind the trigger,but they are just as accurate as any other brand of a production rifle.
You would have to go into a full blown custom action to claim to have a more accurate shooting rifle,and then you are talking about a rifle that is several thousand dollars to build under the tightest of clearances.
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There's 3 ways you can go.
(1) Use a Mauser/Remington/etc action and have a gunsmith install and headspace your barrel. $$$

(2) Use a Remington action,and use a Rem/Age barrel-Remington style barrel with a barrel nut like a Savage.
Here's a link - http://www.savageshooters.com/showthread.php?344-Remington-Pre-Fit-Rem-Age-Barrels

(3) Use a Savage action,and buy whatever brand of barrel you want for it,and do everything yourself.

I always get my actions and barrel nuts trued for my builds,it adds a few dollars to the build,but it also increases the accuracy of the rifle.

You asked if a Savage can be as accurate as the others. Hell yes they are,I won't claim they are any better because that all depends on who's behind the trigger,but they are just as accurate as any other brand of a production rifle.
You would have to go into a full blown custom action to claim to have a more accurate shooting rifle,and then you are talking about a rifle that is several thousand dollars to build under the tightest of clearances.
What go into truing an action and barrel nut?

The Rem/Aid barrels seem pretty interesting, But I'd rather just use a Savage action with a Kreiger barrel.

I don't plan on doing this on a strict budget, but several thousand dollars for the rifle is pretty much out of the question for me right now. I'd say a good idea for this budget would be $1500-$2000 including the glass. (one of the reasons why this project will be delayed for awhile)
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i am disappointed that so few modern bolt actions put irons on their guns.

i have been itching for a bolt gun with a detach mag and iron sights...but most options with this end up overly pricey imo.

i've been thinking of a bolt action, but i personally like a lever action a little better over all.
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Aaron,If you went with a Remington action you could buy one of these. They sure look pretty!

http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-649/Remington-700-BDL-Classic/Detail
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