Brought home savage 110

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by 95sniper, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    I picked up my first bolt action rifle today. It's a savage 110 in 7mm Remington magnum. I'm so excited to shoot it and can't wait for my scope to get in. I already feel the need to upgrade the scope that I was going to put on it. A Redfield 4-12. I'll try to upload pics but the app keeps crashing on my phone...
     
  2. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    First few minutes at its new home...

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  3. TheSadPanda

    TheSadPanda New Member

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    Is she settling in nicely? I hope she doesn't go on the floor because she's scared :p
     
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  4. steadyshot

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    Congrats on the new rifle, it looks good. Be sure to give us a range report in the future.
     
  5. 95sniper

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    I'm hoping to take it out this week but I'm not sure when my scope will come in.
     
  6. wechols

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    She needs a nutmeg laminate stock from boyds. Right around $100.
     
  7. 95sniper

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    I'll check those out, I like the stock on it for hunting right now.
     
  8. nchunt101

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    I have the same rifle and love it. I agree with changing the stock. The Savage stocks on the 110's are too light and the recoil can be quite stiff. I have not changed mine but plan to in the near future.
     
  9. Salvo

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    A note about the 7mm mag. - Be sure to let several minutes go by in-between shots at the range, so the inside of the barrel can cool down.

    The barrel will always be a lot hotter inside than it feels like on the outside.

    A lot of guys get excited and shoot several rounds, one after another. This will cause the area where the rifling starts to literally crystallize, like this:

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    That bore-scope photo was taken from a 7mm Rem mag that looked like new on the outside. Inside though, it was evident that somebody had fired a bunch of shots in rapid order. Note how sharp the edge of the rifling is. - This gun didn't have many rounds through it - but it sure is fried!

    You might hear stories about 7mm Mags that the barrel burns out, on. These stories tend to come from shooters that do not let the gun cool, between shots.

    Sometimes I bring a second gun with me, to shoot while the other one cools down. - Or I'll linger over the spotting scope, looking at the group that I'm getting. The important thing is to let it cool with the action open for a while, between shots.

    I bought a bore-snake for my Savage. I run it through with a little Hoppes #9 every few rounds, and this goes far in cooling down the barrel and keeping carbon and copper from building up in there. Especially with a new gun, it's important to clean it often, every two or three rounds or so. This breaks in the barrel so that it will shoot well.

    When you are hunting, a quick second shot might be necessary - but you should never get in a hurry at the range.

    Savages have a great reputation as accurate guns. The most accurate gun I own is a Savage. If you take good care of that 7mm Mag, it'll take care of you too and last a long time. Congratulations on a fine choice, that's a nice gun you have there.
     
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  10. 95sniper

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    Thanks, I'll keep all of that in mind when I'm at the range
     
  11. 95sniper

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    I'm taking it shooting Monday, I can't wait! Wish I could have this week but I have nowhere to go and my scope came today. I had to find a one piece mount to get the scope to fit. Redfield 4-12x40 and savage 110 7mm rem mag with accutrigger.
     
  12. 95sniper

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    I had to move the scope forward, tomorrow I'm going to do some more adjustments and bore sight it.
     
  14. p35bhp55

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    I put a Choate ultimate varmint on my 7 mag, It's bulky but it tames the kick a whole lot better than the cheap plastic sporter.
     
  15. 95sniper

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    I thought about it, but I needed to save up for that.
     
  16. Salvo

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    I always put my scopes however far forward that I can, as I am bad about being a stock-crawler.

    My standard set-up is to leave 1/8th to 1/16th inch between the rear ring and the magnification zoom ring on the scope.

    The setup on this 17HMR is typical.

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  17. 95sniper

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    It's best to have the scope as far forward as you can. I'm going to play with sight picture and mess with the way it's mounted tomorrow when I can go outside.
     
  18. Salvo

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    It is trendy to diss the plastic stocks, but in truth there are plenty of Savage gun owners who are happy with them, particularly the accu-stocks.

    Savage makes a laminated thumbhole stock for the 111 BTH that you can order from them that your action will drop right into, if you want something racy-looking that is also very comfortable to shoot.

    Here's my model 16 .243 with one of those for the short action, the 11 BTH model:

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  19. 95sniper

    95sniper New Member

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    That's one nice looking gun...
     
  20. p35bhp55

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    I have a Win 70 in 7 mag with the Choate Varmint and a bull barrel Savage Tactical with a Duramaxx, both had plastic from the factory. The Savage was bad you could twist the forearm easily and make contact with the barrel, the fix at the time was cut a channel and bed something like a pushrod in it. The 70 stock was actually pretty good, just lighter than I wanted for the 7 mag. Sounds like the new ones are much better, maybe finding some place for weight would help if recoil is an issue. If my stuff didn't get drug around so much a nice stock like yours would be great.
     
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