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For many years I've been a Remington 700 fan as well as an advocate of the M70 Winchester! Had some great shootin rifles with the Rem 700 as I shot NRA HP for around 45 years. After shooting in Service Rifle competition for many years I changed over to the NRA Match Rifle and being as how Remington had a left hand action in 700....my Match Rifles were made up on this action! Won a lot of stuff using this action and I might also add that this was on actions that were made better than 20 years back when Remington's quality control was I think much better than that of todays production! I have a friend that's a great riflemaker over in Delhi, La. and from time to time I have good conversations with him concerning rifles/actions, etc. He tells me that it's not unusual for him to get Rem/Win actions in today that have internal threads that are not in alignment with the longitudional axis of the action or an action that is slightly bent! My...what a change from long ago!

I've alway thought of Savage rifles as less than a quality rifle.....UNTIL RECENTLY! About 2 years back my son ran across an old boy up in Chadron, Nebraska that works with Savage actions and as of today we have several Savage action rifles on hand that are truly FANTASTIC SHOOTERS; all made up by Stockade Guns of Chadron, Nebraska! Today....I shot one of my son's rifles which is a 7MM WSM with a muzzle brake up front! Brandon has a 4.5x14x50MM Leupold scope attached with the B & C reticule which I like more every time I use one of 'em! My sons off on a business trip and I figured this would be a good time for me to get this rifle and give 'er a go to see what it would do and today conditions were right for doing that! I've shot hundreds of rifles over the past 55 years and have some mighty fine and highly accurate Palma rifles I've shot in competition but frankly for a hunting rifle which this one is I fired/tested today.....this rifle has consistently delivered over the past year or so....accuracy that has astounded me....being a Savage action! I was shooting a 140 gr. Accubond bullet using 65 gr. N160 powder and at 800 yds. it's NO CONTEST hitting what you're holding on! I've got a 20"x24" T1 steel plate on a swinger set up and once I figured out how to hold using the B & C reticule system....I dropped shots consistently into the center of this plate! Tomorrow....if not raining....I'm going to test it back to 1000 yds. and see what happens! One of the secrets I think to this Savage action is that it has a floating bolt head and this assures that cartridge tension and position of the locking lugs are the same from shot to shot!

I'm impressed!! Thumbs up Talk to the Hand

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Welcome to the forum. Your reputation precedes you. I've read some of your posts on other forums and your experience can only be of benefit to all of us. Thumbs up

My fellow hunting buddy has a savage in 300wsm and it too is a shooter giving 3/4"MOA but I don't for the life of me know how it does that because the syn. stock is so flimsy you can feel it move in your hands. I think with a better stock it may just do even better. I wouldn't hesitate at all to buy one for the next purchase. Best bang for your buck IMOA. Thumbs up

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Welcome to the forum. Your reputation precedes you. I've read some of your posts on other forums and your experience can only be of benefit to all of us. Thumbs up

My fellow hunting buddy has a savage in 300wsm and it too is a shooter giving 3/4"MOA but I don't for the life of me know how it does that because the syn. stock is so flimsy you can feel it move in your hands. I think with a better stock it may just do even better. I wouldn't hesitate at all to buy one for the next purchase. Best bang for your buck IMOA. Thumbs up

ChesterGolf

One of the things I REALLY LIKE about dealing with Stockade is that Kevin makes up his own stocks and over the years....I can tell you that his stockmaking ability is 2nd to none!! So far....every rifle he's sent to my son has been more than up to snuff and all are shooters extraordinaire!! Thumbs up lol

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Does he have a website? If so could you PM me with it. I have a 6mm Rem. Remington 700 with a Hart heavy target barrel that still has its wooden original stock that I am looking to gear up for varmint and/or competition.

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About a year ago I had a phone conversation with the guy that own's Sharp Shooter Supply in Ohio, Fred Moro. I asked him about the Savages and he told me that it's almost impossible to clean up the action's. But they do shoot and he thought it might be because of that barrel nut. Working somewhat similar to the nut on Dan Wesson handguns. You could tweek them by tighting and loosing. What ever it may, they do shoot well out of the box. I do wonder why competition shooters don't use them more. I think there is one guy from Flordia using them, Joe Zullo.

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About a year ago I had a phone conversation with the guy that own's Sharp Shooter Supply in Ohio, Fred Moro. I asked him about the Savages and he told me that it's almost impossible to clean up the action's. But they do shoot and he thought it might be because of that barrel nut. Working somewhat similar to the nut on Dan Wesson handguns. You could tweek them by tighting and loosing. What ever it may, they do shoot well out of the box. I do wonder why competition shooters don't use them more. I think there is one guy from Flordia using them, Joe Zullo.

Don

In conjunction with the adjustable barrel collar which is used to set the headspacing....and the floating head on the bolt of the Savage....these two things are what I believe makes them work! Don't know what Moro meant about "cleaning the actions up"......but from personal inspection I see nothing wrong with the mechanics of it! Competition shooters sometimes get 'in a rut'.....and they're gonna use what EVERYONE ELSE is using! Living as long as I have....if there's one thing I have learned....it's not to have a closed mind concerning many things! Yes Yes

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Your absolutely right about having a closed mind! What Moro was refering to was the threads in the reciever and on the barrel. He said that most were so poorly done they couldn't be trued.

I have never owned a Savage centerfire but worked with a number of them. Hate the old trigger's but this new trigger has convinced me to try one. Getting one in 223. Have a draw full of cases and bullet's left over from the last one and believe I need to use them up! Hard headed old thug's and single guy's are the only people that can think like that! Big smile

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Your absolutely right about having a closed mind! What Moro was refering to was the threads in the reciever and on the barrel. He said that most were so poorly done they couldn't be trued.

I have never owned a Savage centerfire but worked with a number of them. Hate the old trigger's but this new trigger has convinced me to try one. Getting one in 223. Have a draw full of cases and bullet's left over from the last one and believe I need to use them up! Hard headed old thug's and single guy's are the only people that can think like that! Big smile

Don

Hmmmm.....I've never had any problem 'single-pointing' the threads but I do believe that I'd rather work with the Chrome-moly actions they're putting out! They've also lengthed the action somewhat and therefore the magazine well also!! lol lol

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