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remington 700 VS. savage actions?
« on: October 13, 2018, 11:13:49 am »
so now that I have 4 options for 6.5 creedmore at walmart, I'm finally going ahead on my precision build using a stripped receiver- my options are a trued 700 action, and a trued savage 110 varmint action.
the barrels are going to be either Criterion or Shilen. I haven't settled on the length, but long. the Remington will be Remage converted, so head spacing will be a non-issue. price is within $10 so that will be a non issue too. so the question is: which action is better? I'm leaning Savage because of remington's ... issues.
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 11:54:25 am »
    I am a Savage fanboi. So I will always say Savage, but it is basically a coin flip.

    Your point about Remington recent QC issues would likely be the straw for me even if I wasn't a Savage fan.
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 09:36:28 pm »
    Any interest in another option? https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/barreled-receivers/barreled-action-var-hvy-blue-6-5-creedmoor-24-6-threaded-sku100023947-103531-198832.aspx?rrec=true

    I'll be putting together a Howa action .308 w/ a varmint barrel after I get the the basement construction finished for shop space - the stock (which arrived today) needs a little touch up and finish.  I've had the action for a bit, and it feels nice and solid. From what I've read, swapping out the trigger for the Timney is less of a priority than swapping out the cheap stock err... stock.

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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 10:46:44 pm »
    Any interest in another option? https://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/receiver-parts/receivers/barreled-receivers/barreled-action-var-hvy-blue-6-5-creedmoor-24-6-threaded-sku100023947-103531-198832.aspx?rrec=true

    I'll be putting together a Howa action .308 w/ a varmint barrel after I get the the basement construction finished for shop space - the stock (which arrived today) needs a little touch up and finish.  I've had the action for a bit, and it feels nice and solid. From what I've read, swapping out the trigger for the Timney is less of a priority than swapping out the cheap stock err... stock.
    I poked at those- I don't know who makes the barrels, just that they're Cold hammer forged, for the length I want the price isn't too different. and a Criterion or Shilen match barrel will shoot the ears off any cold hammer forged barrel on earth.
    I'm leaning strongly towards the Savage with a Shilen barrel.
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 10:50:58 pm »
     :thumbup1 Gotcha. Good luck.

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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #5 on: October 14, 2018, 11:42:51 pm »
    The Savage 110 has an arguably superior extractor system.
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 05:27:50 pm »
     I voted 110 but I would be satisfied with either.

     
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #7 on: October 15, 2018, 08:42:59 pm »
    Agreed. 
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #8 on: October 19, 2018, 12:10:03 am »
    I've been corrected that it is a model 10. not 110. the 110 came in only long action. all short action calibers in 110's just use a baffle and magblock to accommodate a shorter bolt cycle and the shorter cartridge OAL. the model 10 is a true 4.41" bolt spaced short action.
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #9 on: November 10, 2018, 10:28:14 am »
    I ended up getting a Savage Model 10T-SR from cabela's. or I will black friday because they usually go on sale for $150-200 off.
    as it stands, the rifle is a savage 10t-SR in a Boyd's pro varmint stock, with a Vortex Viper PST 5-25x50 scope and a strike industries J-comp muzzlebreak.
    I might get bottom metal later, and I'll be getting a shilen barrel once this one is shot out.
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    ~Chief Warrant Leon McMurdo. Shilo Mountain Rangers, sixth battalion. Mount Hector School of Military tactics. November 8th 3451.

    Yes. When the question is 1911, the answer is "yes". ~HVS

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    « Reply #10 on: November 10, 2018, 11:04:46 am »
     :thumbup1  Progress reports at your convenience, sir. 
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    Re: remington 700 VS. savage actions?
    « Reply #11 on: November 24, 2018, 11:56:52 pm »

    Here she is. all gussied up.

    the 10t-SR wasn't on sale, so I got a 110 tactical hunter. you cant port load a centerfeed, so I'm looking at a PTG savage bottom metal because axis mags (which the 110 uses) are kinda awful, and magpul AIC's are like $30 vs almost $50 for an axis magazine.
    I haven't shot her yet. I'm heading to a local range (ENC) to properly zero her, the J-Comp is extremely effective on my 2 AR's, so I'm expecting good recoil reduction on this rifle too even though it's a 6.5mm bullet going through a 7.62mm hole.
    North Carolina"it has two fire modes, safe, and most decidedly unsafe"
    ~Chief Warrant Leon McMurdo. Shilo Mountain Rangers, sixth battalion. Mount Hector School of Military tactics. November 8th 3451.

    Yes. When the question is 1911, the answer is "yes". ~HVS

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