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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15642794 01/11/21
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If you have a source for brass, the Savage would win the cool award. I personally still prefer a 308 but that's just me.


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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15656477 01/14/21
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I have the brass for the 300 Savage

Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15676211 01/19/21
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300 savage all day every day!!

Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15677495 01/19/21
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The action is on it's way. It will get some special treatment while I decide on the barrel, I'm thinking octagon but haven't decided to do a straight or tapered barrel. No sights this time and I need to find some wood.

Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15744434 02/04/21
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The barrel decision is made. Half round half octagon with some taper and a 24 inch length.

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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15746211 02/04/21
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I bought a 2 pc blank from Cecil in Las Vegas. It arrived late last week. I'm trying to finalize my decision on what 'smith to use for the build. One can do the metal and wood. The other has to send the wood out and I'm having difficulties in finding a good wood smith.


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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15746322 02/04/21
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Originally Posted by GSPfan
The barrel decision is made. Half round half octagon with some taper and a 24 inch length.



Super! I applaud your choice!

From where are you sourcing it?


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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15747135 02/05/21
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The barrel will come from McGowen.

Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: GSPfan] #15752625 02/06/21
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I'd go with 308. You could always load it down to 300 ballistics. Or stoke it u to 308 performance and consider it a 300 Savage +P. My point is that for a new build the 308 gives you more flexibility. However, benig the fan of the 99 and 300 I am, I personally dismiss that action in 308 becuase they usuall go for a premium, the 300 is a solid performer, and because I don't think the 99 action is really all that well suited to the 308.


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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: TwoCup] #15753838 02/06/21
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Originally Posted by TwoCup
30-40 Krag definitely.



The 30/40 Krag should be a strong consideration.....if you already have a 300 Savage and .308. Many moons ago while at the range the fellow a couple benches down was shooting a Ruger #3 in 3040 Krag and let take a few shots.....what fun! My brother had a #3 in 45/70..still remembering the jolt the rifle delivered.

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Re: 300 Savage or 308? [Re: S99VG] #15764941 02/09/21
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Originally Posted by S99VG
I'd go with 308. You could always load it down to 300 ballistics. Or stoke it up to 308 performance and consider it a 300 Savage +P. My point is that for a new build the 308 gives you more flexibility. However, being the fan of the 99 and 300 that I am, I personally dismiss the 99 in 308 becuase they usually go for a premium, the 300 is a solid performer, and because I don't think the action is really all that well suited to the 308.


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