New Bottom Metal For the Savage MKII's

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by rifleman55, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. rifleman55

    rifleman55 New Member

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    The bottom metal on the MKII's is one of the few things wrong with the Savage rifles.

    Mine likes more than the recommended 15 inch pounds, but if I go tighter, it bends the metal and can damage the wood.

    I have a gunsmith friend who is making 1/8" thick bottom metal for the MKII's now. I put one on mine and it will take the torque without bending or damageing the wood under the metal' if interested, PM me and I can point you in the right direction. it's not my business and I don't want to advertise, I just think it's such a great addition to the MKII that I wanted to pass it on.
    I hope this might be a help to us Savage owners. I posted a couple of pics of the bottom metal as well as a pic of my rifle. I'm pretty proud of it as it shoots in the
    .1" range, 5 shots at 50 yards on a good shooting day. It's darn hard to beat a Savage for value VS. price.

    John K
     

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  2. doggone06

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    Nice rifle. I have a Mark II FVSR, it is a 16" synthetic stock, heavy threaded barrel, and a 22 Sparrow silencer. It is very accurate as well, savage has done a good job with these rifles.
    I have also heard of Mark II's called TRSR supposedly a tactical stock and threaded barrel, anyone one seen one?
     

  3. rifleman55

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    Yes, I've seen several of them. Great looking rifles. The brake is larger than the barrel and flairs out from it, it looks really nice as does the long rail on top. It will take a regular scope or forward mount optics. Very good design.
    Savage has done a wondeful job in building the RF rifles as well as their centerfire rifles.

    My only complaint was the thin bottom metal and not enough wood under it on the laminated stocks, and now that has been addressed by the aftermarket.
    No more worries of too much torque, bending the plate or breaking the laminated stock.

    The Savage rimfires rock.

    John K
     
  4. KingTiger

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    That is an excellent idea. My Mk II BV is quite accurate as is, I almost hate to mess with it since I never remove the stock from the action any way.

    Maybe your friend can work on a metal trigger guard now?
     
  5. rifleman55

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    If the trigger guard is a seperate piece on your rifle, you can buy a matt or polished metal trigger guard directly from Savage.

    I can't remember what the trigger guard looks like on your model. If it is removable like mine, you can get one, the Savage metal trigger guards are a little over $20.00.

    If these don't work, I'll have to look at the trigger guard on your model. Scott does have a machinest friend with CNC equipment that can make just about anything. It's just hard to convince him to do a project unless he knows there is enough sales and money in it for him to make it worth his while to set up and produce them.

    I'm all for it.

    John K
     
  6. KingTiger

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    I looked on the Savage site & couldn't find any thing. I think mine is a seperate piece.

    I was half-joking with my request since I've been looking for a while. One guy made his own, but it's one piece.

    Metal Trigger Guard for Mk II
     
  7. tigerbeetle

    tigerbeetle New Member

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    Can you provide a part number or phone number to Savage? I ordered the bottom plate, but I do need the metal trigger guard for the rear action screw if I can adopt it to the MKIIg with a little inletting.
     
  8. rifleman55

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    Their parts and service phone number is on Savages web site.

    John K
     
  9. huntforlife89

    huntforlife89 New Member

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    avalability?

    where can i get one of these and how much do they cost?
     
  10. Fisherking

    Fisherking New Member

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    What I did with my MRK II is pillarbed it and glass bed it . The rear action screw was compressing the laminate stock so a pillar there made sence( sp).
    F.K.
     
  11. huntforlife89

    huntforlife89 New Member

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    bedding

    how much time and money does it cost to do that to a rifle. i have a savage mark 2-TR that id like to do this to.
     
  12. rifleman55

    rifleman55 New Member

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    You can get the heavy bottom metal from SavageGunsmithing
    Either blue or stainless looking powder coated.

    John K
     
  13. doggone06

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    I sell these ( FVSR and TRSR) both are threaded the 16" is amazingly accurate. These are kind of hard to come by, the distributors are in stock one day and out the next. Shoot me an IM for more info.
    Brian
     
  14. rifleman55

    rifleman55 New Member

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    Savagegunsmithing does a really good accuracy job on them for about $200.
    They did mine and on a good day, it will shoot in the .1"'s, with a best 5 shot group of .117", 5 @ 50 yds. The trigger is fantastic, drops at 12 OZ, no creep, crisp as can be. They also shorten barrels and thread them and put a realy nice cap over the threads to protect them.

    I you want work done on your Savage, they are the place.

    John K