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Followed me home from the Meet and Greet 2 yesterday.



Thanks 9point

Savage Model 111 in 300 Win Mag

she needs to be re-blued or re-coated...to suit me....Action is smooth as a baby's arse

wanna make this one a tack driver...so may have her glass bedded and the action trued, re-crown barrel....maybe flute the bolt...I dunno

Need to think about some good optics...gonna be my elk gun...and maybe just a fun gun if I can get used to the blast!

The Blast kinda turns me on really....

So its a project....just not sure how to proceed...I'm not a rifle or long range shooting guru by any means....always wanted something with a little more zip...this has potential..

Don't wanna benchrest queen...This is gonna primarily be large game hunting/plinking...if you can call 300 Win Mag a "plinker"...for some of you studs out there...it might be....But I think its just about my max... :lol4:

Not sure whether to go ahead and scope her or just go ahead with the mods and then scope it (maybe a nice Leupold 55mm) or a Nightforce.

Suggestions?
 

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Sweet! You'll love that gun. BTW, she'll already drive tacks with the right load. Your remingtons are already jealous!
 

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Yeah I hear them Remington's stirring around with the Ruger M77

Guess I 'm just gonna have to go see the smith, with a pocket full of $ and say gimme :p

On 2nd thought...that gets expensive real fast.

I'll be looking for recommended loads soon

Funny how we call gun's by the term of "she/her".....if we like her :lol4:

Seriously...I'm looking for ideas or suggestions on how to trick her out...(did it again)
 

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congrats on the new rifle, i knew from previous postings that you have been looking for one for awhile. 300winmag is pretty easy to load for they seem to like a variety of combos on poweder and bullet. I hear the Savage doesnt take much tinkering with to make shoot great.
 

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That's a great lookin rifle neck. Probably too low quality for you but I was VERY happy with my Nikon prostaff 50mm. I liked it WAY better than the Leupold on the ol No.1.
 

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Im in the process of building up my Savage 110 with a 300wm barrel, choate stock, 20moa base, and a Millett scope..

Ive had good luck with the other 3 millett scopes i have so i figured id give one a try on the 300..

is that a 1:10 twist barrel, 'neck?
i have some 168, 190, 208, and 210gr bullets to try in mine when i ever finish it.
 

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Im in the process of building up my Savage 110 with a 300wm barrel, choate stock, 20moa base, and a Millett scope..

Ive had good luck with the other 3 millett scopes i have so i figured id give one a try on the 300..

is that a 1:10 twist barrel, 'neck?
i have some 168, 190, 208, and 210gr bullets to try in mine when i ever finish it.
I dont reccomend choate stocks on a long range rifle. I know this is a budget build, and you already shoot extremely well with a stock remington 270, but do yourself a favor and avoid the choate. The 2 most important things in long range is the barrel and bedding then comes glass and trigger.
 

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who's rifle we building? :lol4:

barrel should be 1:10

looking at glass right now...then gonna shoot her a while then decide

basically everyting is a throw away except the action when you get right down to it.

if I change the stock am considering H&S...The trigger is already good..it might actually be a bit "light"

I'm hoping that someof the lighter bullets fly well. Barnes makes a TTSX in 130 and 180 and a TSX in 165

I know the most popular is 180 in 300 Win Mag...am hoping I'm not gonna be totally dependent on those...They hit the shooter pretty hard as well
 

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Rbelote speaks the truth... think of stock like a foundation on your house. If the foundation is not right then the rest of the work will be for nothing.
 

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msredneck- for glass check out the bushnell 6500 series. I have one and love it. Very clear good light gathering(30mm rings required) overall i like it better than any of my vx3 luepolds with the exception of the 6.5x20x50mm. AND they are priced well to boot.
 

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I am not a big Choate fan myself, but I just saw this recently:

"Choate-Stocked F-TR Rifle Wins World & Euro Championships"
http://accurateshooter.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/new-choate-tactical-stock-for-short-action-rems/

There is an interview with the shooter here including some questions about his decision to use a Choate, but you have to scroll down the page a bit to find it: http://fclassuk.webs.com/ftronly.htm
Let's see, >$1000 action, but <$200 stock. Crazy.

Sorry for the thread drift...now back to 'Neck's rifle.
 

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Looking at McMillan and H&S stocks

She's in the shop, Mr. Clean is gonna 2-tone her for me Black and Green T

Scrapping up funds for glass...She has 1 inch rings. Most of the stuff I'm looking at has 30mm tubes so I guess I may have to change those out first.

Is there any real diff. between a 30mm tube (The Europeans) and the 1 inch tube (American) as far as light transfer

Have looked at NightForce some...Big Bucks...In the past I've been a Leupold fan, but my last 5 or 6 scopes have all been Nikon's...mainly Monarch...have been happy thus far...

Not really sure what power I need for say a 600 yard Elk shot (worst case scenario)

Probably gonna end up with a Nikon Tactical

I'm generally not a Bushnell fan...but since it was suggested I'll do a little homework.

I'd like to keep the glass under 1k if possible
 

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Aw now. Mr. Clean wouldn't do me that way...

I hope....

fingers crossed....

Be nice....please

:pale:
 

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Naaa, he wouldn't do that to a customer, but he might pull something like that on me LOL.

Sorry, can't give advice on a scope, only one I've bought in years was the SS for the .17hmr Mako...wasn't worried about great glass for plinking...or the massive recoil the 17 puts out.
 

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Yeah.....it don't take long to spend big bucks on an H&S either...seen some in the 2K + range....ouch!
 
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