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#7080410 - 11/16/12 05:44 AM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: INDYBUSTER]
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#7080488 - 11/16/12 07:12 AM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: Steelhead]
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Yeow! Awesome Steelhead! Very cool!
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#7080826 - 11/16/12 01:58 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: DMc]
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New .308 barrel and then use less powder or one that gives slower fps when the .300 Savage urge strikes. Two rifles for the cost of one barrel.


Edited by battue (11/16/12 02:07 PM)
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#7081233 - 11/16/12 04:14 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: battue]
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Yeah, the 308 is practical, but the 300 savage is just too cool. I don't actually "need" a rifle, as I have a 270. The new Ruger Hawkeye stocks feel good to me, does the Hunter Edge pattern McMillan feel similar? It looks like it might, and I don't know if I'll like the Ti stock. Also, think I should do a 10" twist? Thanks.

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#7081256 - 11/16/12 04:22 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: 270jrk]
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Cool also works.

Have both stocks and to me they don't feel similar.
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#7081257 - 11/16/12 04:23 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: 270jrk]
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To different stocks, but I like the Hunter's Edge about the best. The Ti stock is 'thicker'.

If doing it from scratch then I would do a 1-10" twist.
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#7081293 - 11/16/12 04:32 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: Steelhead]
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Very well, figured I might as well spring for the edge while I'm single, and don't have to be responsible.

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#7082032 - 11/16/12 09:15 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: 270jrk]
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Originally Posted By: 270jrk
Very well, figured I might as well spring for the edge while I'm single, and don't have to be responsible.


Good call but don't start out on the wrong foot when not single. Meaning if you want a edge stock get a edge stock single or not......just a thought.
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#7082074 - 11/16/12 09:27 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: Kaleb]
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Sounds like you've got it figured out. I'm about to take off to do some mule deer hunting with a cousin. Everytime I'm out hunting, I start daydreaming about a lighter rifle. That's alright, it takes my mind off the uninterested women. grin

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#7082101 - 11/16/12 09:38 PM Re: 308 rechambered to 300 Savage? [Re: 270jrk]
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What an interesting thread. 3 guys on the "Fire" all building 300 Savage rifles unbeknownst to one another. I never considered the 300 Savage anything more than a sleeper!







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