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Old June 22nd, 2011, 10:26 PM   #1
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My ongoing Savage experience

It's time to dust off the ol' Savave 110. I am getting her ready for hunting season this year. Right now it's in a factory stock that has been refinished. I added an Evolution Gun Works Picatinny scope base which still needs a little fitting, a set of Weaver "Grand Slam" medium height steel rings and my Zeiss 3-9x50 with Rapid-Z 600 reticle.

It started life as a 270 but I had a used barrel chambered in 30-06 installed a couple of years ago. I didn't have a good scope, base or rings back then so I shelved it. I couldn't get better than 1 to 1.5 MOA and zero would shift. Once I'm done mounting the base I will do some more accuracy testing.

I have a replacement bolt on the way for belted magnums and I also bought a barrel nut wrench. This rifle will eventually be a switch-barrel gun between 308, 270, 30-06 and 30 win mag. Eventually I'll have varmint or heavy barrels for each caliber.

Future plans also include a Bell and Carlson stock and a Harris bipod. I may change the scope base later if I find one that works better. I'll update this thread as I progress....






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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:10 AM   #2
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Nice looking rifle Tony! I've always heard that Savages are supposed to be good shooters, hopefully you can get the POI shift issue fixed!

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Nice Rifle. I think Savage is the new Remington.

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Old June 23rd, 2011, 06:04 AM   #4
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Nice Rifle. I think Savage is the new Remington.
I agree.

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Old June 25th, 2011, 05:13 AM   #5
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I found out I was only working a half day yesterday so I managed to snatch up a friend who recently bought a 1943 era Nagant and we headed out to the range.

I was using old Garand ammo from the 40's to get my Savage zeroed out to 100yds. I wasn't overly impressed with the accuracy. I burned up about 15 rounds getting the scope zeroed. Part of the reason it took me so long was because my friend was shooting his target at 50 yds but at the angle he was shooting, it was hitting my target at 100!

I then turned to some Remington Core Lokt and adjusted for that POI. I'd say from group to group I was holding groups between 1.5" to 3". Again, not overly impressed but It's a starting point. I'm going to give it a good cleaning and try again with a cold barrel next time. My goal was to get on paper and I did. I'll probably head out to the 200yd line next time and have some hand loads ready to try.

I just bought an RCBS X-die for this rifle and will probably roll in some 168's or 175's to see what kind of accuracy I can ring out.

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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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Old July 11th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #7
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Timely thread. I bought my son a 110 in .243 several years ago and had our gunsmith glass bed and do a trigger job on it. Great shooter. Just ordered a .308 bbl. kit from Brownell's last night. Great little rifle.

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Very good rifle. I have a left hand one in 30-06 that I rebarreled.

How is your trigger? Mine it terrible but I can't find a replacement as my Savage is one of the oldest so nothing matches up with replacement triggers?
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Here is my Sweetie chambered in .308



And here is my best 10 shot group


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Very Nice Panther, Very Nice.

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Very good rifle. I have a left hand one in 30-06 that I rebarreled.

How is your trigger? Mine it terrible but I can't find a replacement as my Savage is one of the oldest so nothing matches up with replacement triggers?
sharp shooter supply is the place to look, as they have the best savage trigger on the market.

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WOW! Good shooting!

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Thanks, here are the other 2 targets from the same day... I thinks the planets were aligned to help me on the first one I posted




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Tony, have you bedded the action yet? I have an older single shot, heavy barreled Savage in 243Win that would shoot okay, but not to what I thought it should do.
I finally broke down and bedded the recoil lug and the front of the receiver and the barrel nut. When I took the action out of the stock after the bedding had cured, I found that the action had been sitting offcenter in the stock.
It is now almost a one holer. Bedding really changed it.

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Old July 11th, 2011, 07:11 PM   #15
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Bedding is in the works. It will be done before deer season starts. I pan on pillar bedding and bedding the action. Hopefully things will tighten up from there.

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