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Old July 12th, 2011, 09:26 AM   #16
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Most Savages are fine rifles with one exception. The 22 Hornet has a long standing issue with not ejecting spent cartridges. We took it to a good local gunsmith who did everything he could & it still failed. He some research with Savage and others and determined it is a serious issue.

While the rifle is quite accurate, my son-in-law sold it in gun show to a dealer who'll buy anything. All the guys know this guy & he resells some very unusual rifles.

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Old July 13th, 2011, 05:47 AM   #17
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Old July 13th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #18
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Here is my 110 in .223


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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:36 AM   #19
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Looks like a nice shooter TenBore...


I was looking over my stock this week and found that the trigger guard has no metal bushing. It's completely plastic which I believe is a bad thing. Also, the bushing in the stock for the front action screw is also plastic. I have found some steel ones and will be bedding those into the stock maybe this weekend.

I've already found a steel trigger guard at Midway and have it on my "Wish List". I'll probably order it next month.

I also found some brass pipe that my action screws fit into really nice and will be using those as the foundation as my pillars for my pillar bedding job. Once those are done, I'm going to do a full action bedding job and that should tighten things up nicely.

With the wood stock and the plastic bushings, I don't see how I can have any reliable consistency with this rifle for now. This would also explain why I have shifting POI between range trips. I would see as much as a 6" shift in POI during previous range trips.

I also got my reloading dies set up to size brass just right for this rifle. I removed my ejector and test fit my sized brass and everything is working out just right. The chamber headspaces right at the minimum SAAMI spec for 30-06.

I can't wait to get the bedding job done to see the results.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:39 AM   #20
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6" POI shift between outings is worrisome. Looking forward to seeing and/or hearing about the finished results.

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Old July 15th, 2011, 06:53 AM   #21
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Well, there were too many variables that were questionable on this rifle. The stock, the bushings, the cheap scope and the cheap scope mounts. That's why I shelved this rifle 2 years ago. I'm finally getting around to getting things right and eliminating the variables. I think I'm done tinkering with my M14's this year and won't really look too much more at building another until next summer.

Now it's time for me to shift my focus on this Savage and also work on fixing my Browning A-5; oh and the suppressed Buckmark in the works. :)

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Old August 31st, 2011, 05:48 AM   #22
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Bedding...

I've been doing some various mods to my rifle over the last few weeks. I was originally going to buy a B&C stock and forget the bedding but finances haven't allowed me to drop the $225 on a new stock.

So over the past couple of weeks I took a couple of brass pipe sections from Home Depot and cut them to the right length for a pillar. I also removed that crappy plastic bushing in the front of my stock and bedded a steel bushing in it's place. So now I have good pillars with the right height. I also bedded in a steel washer into my plastic trigger guard so that I'm not tightening down on plastic any longer.

I routed my stock for bedding and will probably JBweld it today or tomorrow. Hopefully I'll be off to the range this weekend to see what the accuracy results are. I'll post pics of the bedding in a day or 2.

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Old September 3rd, 2011, 01:35 PM   #23
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Now the waiting begins...

I got the action all routed and bedded this morning with JB Weld.

I might give her 48 hours to cure before I remove it from the stock.

I bedded from the back of the tang (where the safety is) all the way to the back of the recoil lug. I'll leave the front to free-float.
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Nice. I anxious to see the results.

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I have a Remington M7 thumbhole that has been my project also this last year. It has been a fun little project and has shown good improvement. Still not there yet though. Factory Remington ammo for a 300saum is just crap though.

I'm hoping the EGW rail I bought will actually allow me to mount the scope proper. I could not find any combination using my Leupold bases that worked with the Redfields long eye relief and the M7's short action. I'll have it this next week and have the scope re-mounted. I hope it works. Deer hunting is around the corner.

You didn't say, but if you don't have accutrigger, you might invest or have yours worked on. My M7 I had worked on to break at a crisp 2.5lbs. As it was from Remington, it sucked. I like like it a lot now.

Good luck with yours Tony. Keep us updated.

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I'm a new guy here but you guys are talking about one of my favorite rifles, I have a Savage 110 that started off as a 270 Win. in one of those cheap plastic stocks that you buy at places like walmart and other sporting good stores, it came as a package deal with a cheap 3x9 scope. I traded a old Star pistol for that I had a $100.00 in so I did not get hurt. I removed the 270 barrel and replaced it with a heavy stainless barrel that I cut down and re-crowned to 18 1/2" replaced the stock with a folding Choate ultimate sniper stock and put a fixed 10x Bushnell 3200 scope on it. it will shoot 1/2" holes at 100yds all day long. It makes for a very compact package albeit a bit heavy but not to bad, It is very easy to work on a Savage 110 rifle, all I need now is a better trigger for it and it will be done.

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dunno if i missed something... i assume its still .270?

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Don't have a 110, but I do own a 116 in 7mm mag. The factory trigger was terrible so I've replaced it with a Timney trigger. Much better now! I've taken more than a couple deer with this one out to almost 400yds using handloads (140gr Nosler Silvertip Ballistic tips). Has a factory muzzle brake and the report is nothing less than fierce! on the plus side, even being a 7mm mag, the recoil is no worse than my 5.56mm AR.


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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:15 AM   #28
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I just broke the action loose. It took a couple of good whacks with a hammer but it all came out okay. There were no voids. The JB weld flowed into the front pillar so it's a good thing I greased the hole. My screws came out with no problem.

Now I just have to do the clean up.












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Old September 4th, 2011, 08:28 PM   #29
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Here's a couple of pics of the bedding cleaned up...




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Old September 5th, 2011, 12:35 PM   #30
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Disappointed....

I used some old Garand ammo from 1943 to get the scope zeroed. After getting on target, I gave the barrel a good cleaning and switched to some Remington 165gr CoreLokt once the barrel cooled. The groups were very disappointing. I might try some handloads. the last group measured 2.25"

I will also mess around with the stock screw torque. I used 35" pounds on the front screw and 30" pounds on the rear screw.



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