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Old 10-27-2013, 08:38 AM   #111
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While there are several rifle actions I love, namely the Mauser actions, but the perfection of the mass produced rifle action is the Savage and here is why.
1: Floating bolt head, this creates the perfect fit between recoil lugs and action that otherwise would require very expensive precision machining.
2: Barrel nut design, this creates perfect head spacing that also would otherwise require pricy precision milling that nobody would do on a production rifle. This also makes the Savage action the most customizable of any because any average Joe who can turn a barrel nut wrench can achieve as perfect a headspaceing as any custom gunsmith.
3: Accustock, yes I know that is not technically part of the action but it keeps Savage from having to mill a flat bottom receiver (very expensive) in order to achieve a perfect bedding of the action.
4: Free floated by design, hard to believe but some companies still build rifles with a pressure point, while some of them are still shooters the most accurate guns around shot after shot don't have the barrel contacting the stock, Savage was a pioneer in this.
So long story short while indeed the Savage action won't do anything a perfectly machined Model 70 action won't it can perform every bit as well with much less machining and hence at a much lower cost.
If you notice nearly all affordable new rifle designs are to a great extent a knockoff of a Savage 110, namely the Ruger American, Remington 783, Mossberg ATR, Marlin X7.....etc.
i agree the Savages are the home DIY gunsmiths greatest fun! what can be done with Savages, can't be done with a Remington M700 or a Winchester M70 or a Ruger M77 without a lot of measuring tools and a lathe.
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Old 10-28-2013, 01:37 AM   #112
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Well done. Your knowledge is compelling. Consider copywriting the article, and quickly.

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Old 03-31-2014, 07:58 PM   #113
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It is to man that has it! Every body does not like the same thing! BOY I am glad! Guns and woman are a like! It is to the beholder.

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