Originally Posted by rferguson61
Hey Axxe, so ive been thinking about building a a long range rifle and found your links awesome. My question for you is between the savage 110 and the Mauser action. Which do you prefer/recommend? I have a 70s savage 110E and i love it, my dad has an old J.C. Higgins model 50 which is built on the Mauser action and he loves it. They are both killer rifles but does one have an edge on the other?
personally, i think both have the ability to be built into very accurate rifles. my prefernce is the Mauser, simply because i have owned way more rifles that had Mauser or Mauser type actions. that is simply a prefence and not an endorsement that a Mauser is better than a Savage, because i don't believe that. Savage rifles have an excellent reputation for accuracy and being solid dependable rifles. of course ia have to add, that i have probably owned way more Remington M700 actioned rifles than any other platform.
as far as accuracy, either one has the potential for great accuracy. much it will depend on the quality of the barrel. IMO, the barrel is the heart of the rifle. it is the defining component that is equated to a rifles accuracy.
the edge IMO comesto the Savage in it's design that a person with some knowledge and basic skills can put together a bolt action Savage in their home or shop and not require the services of a gunsmith and a bunch of specialized lathes and tools to build one. a Mauser would require this.
talk to TXhillbilly about the Savages. he has put together a few really nice ones himself. i have seen a couple of his Savage rifles in person and they are really nice looking and shooting rifles. i was very impressed with them.