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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-08-2012, 02:06 PM Thread Starter
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savage custom build

I just picked up a savage model 11 300 short mag and would like to convert it into a very accurate varmint gun.

Since its short action i was thinking a new varmint barrel and 6.5 creedmoor caliber. also new trigger and stock would be in order.

has anyone converted a gun like this before? any necessary info would be much appreciated? any steps that required alot of $ that isnt just the parts i listed above?

or i could always sell the 300 mag, get a 22-250 varmint and use that?
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Re: savage custom build

A custom Savage had always been on my list and is something that you could do yourself at home. Just a matter of screw the barrel off then on. You could go a little deeper (bedding the stock, etc).

If you don't wanna get that deep...trade it for one of Savage's varmint models. You won't be disappointed!
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Re: savage custom build

Aren't you goint to need a new bolt/boltface as well as the WSM cartridge is wider than standard LA/SA calibers

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Re: savage custom build

If you want to tinker and spend a lot of money, go for it, but I think you'd be better suited trading that one for a 22-250 or .243. 6.5 is a great cartridge but a tad large for varmint. You'll be burning off a lot more powder with that.

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Re: savage custom build

6.5 Creedmoor is one of those calibers I've always wanted to try.Here's a link with some good info- Savage Rebarrel

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If you want to tinker and spend a lot of money, go for it, but I think you'd be better suited trading that one for a 22-250 or .243. 6.5 is a great cartridge but a tad large for varmint. You'll be burning off a lot more powder with that.
Could be wrong,but I think the powder usage is about equal compared to a .243,and a few grains more than a .22-250.
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Re: savage custom build

thanks for all the great info. yes i will need a new bolt face. i think the creedmoor takes the regular 308 bolt face?

i was just wondering if there was something i was missing in the steps. im thinking of replacing the stock with a varmint style stock that is more suited for prone shooting, probably a criterion pre fit savage barrel, and a nice sharp shooters supply trigger or something like that.

i really want to mess wiht a 6.5. figured the creedmoor is a good start. and will fit in the short action. plus the 6.5 is better at bucking the wind than a 22-250.
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[quote=PAb0whunt3r]6.5 Creedmoor is one of those calibers I've always wanted to try.Here's a link with some good info- Savage Rebarrel

thats for that link it is a great article

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Re: savage custom build

JMO
Barrel nut wrench
action wrench
headspace gauge , go/no go
bolt face
barrel
trigger
stock
Its up to you , but if money spent is to be considered you are better off buying a factory built rifle , if you want one you put together youself than by all means go for it , lots of self satisfaction going that route.
FYI the savage 12 long range precision is available in 6.5 creedmore over the counter.

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Re: savage custom build

I would just buy the factory rifle as savage offers it in a few models. Thinking about one of those myself in Savage 11/111 Long Range Hunter or the 12 Long Range Precision in the 6.5 Creedmoor or 260 Rem. Would be a great long range coyote setup.
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