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Offline TheSkyBuster

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A Savage Build for Bear
« on: February 06, 2018, 07:55:28 PM »
My winter project is complete and ready to start slinging lead.  I put this one together with the sole purpose of hunting black bear in Western Washington.  For Quick off hand brush shots, or 300 yards across the clear cut this is the rifle I came up with.   A couple of guys asked me to post my range results, here you go.  So far only 6 shots and no load development. 











At the range before I put the Leupold on:



First 3 shots out of the barrel:



First 6 shots out of the barrel:





The Boring Details:

Action: Savage 110 (was a .270 I purchased through Hunt-wa classifieds)
Barrel: McGowan Precision #4 contour 21" 1-14" twist .35 Whelen (Thanks Yorktransport for the help)
Stock: Bell and Carlson #: 2980-97
Scope: Leupold 3-9X40 LRD Reticle
Rings: Talley 1 piece (Talley #: 94x708)
Extras: Savage oversized bolt handle, Butler creek flip up scope covers, Allen Baktrak sling, Custom trigger job by TheSkybuster set at a clean 3lbs.
Rifle and all extras weighs 8Lbs 5oz. 






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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2018, 07:58:29 PM »
I know nothing of savages.....
No issues with case ejection clearance with the back one piece mount ring?
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2018, 08:17:21 PM »
Nice looking rifle.

I love my Savage rifles.

I imagine a 35 Whelen has to be a good bear thumper.
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2018, 08:22:12 PM »
I think the bears of western Washington have been officially put on notice. Great job with the build.
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2018, 08:25:51 PM »
Nice rifle.  Good luck this year.  My bear thumper is also a 35 Whelen.  250gr Nosler Partitions.

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2018, 08:30:18 PM »
Whelens are awesome!

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2018, 08:33:25 PM »
Thatís a really nice looking bear poker! If you donít mind, how much did the whole thing cost?
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2018, 09:17:35 PM »
That turned out great!

I know nothing of savages.....
No issues with case ejection clearance with the back one piece mount ring?

Savages have a pretty low ejection angle, so It won't be an issue.

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2018, 07:23:56 AM »
Awesome! Glad the savage action worked out for you and glad you got it all together  :tup:

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2018, 08:56:25 AM »
Sweet.

Iíll be interested to see how the loads develop.
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2018, 06:55:02 PM »
Good lookin rifle !  :tup:

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2018, 11:10:56 PM »
Did you install the barrel yourself? I have a couple Savages that I have been thinking about customizing.

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2018, 04:46:32 AM »
Awesome! Glad the savage action worked out for you and glad you got it all together  :tup:

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2018, 05:18:46 AM »
Nice looking gun hope you are able to secure a couple bear with it this year.

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2018, 05:40:15 AM »
Did you install the barrel yourself? I have a couple Savages that I have been thinking about customizing.

Yes,  I built a simple barrel vise last year,  this was the 4th time I have used it between myself and friends. 





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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2018, 06:02:30 AM »
ive done a couple savage builds and have another one in work. Several members on here have done builds too. Is there general interest in starting a new thread where members can show off their savage builds and components used?
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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2018, 08:20:07 AM »
Did you install the barrel yourself? I have a couple Savages that I have been thinking about customizing.

Yes,  I built a simple barrel vise last year,  this was the 4th time I have used it between myself and friends. 



Nice. I just started doing my research, but I have two Savages that I am going to do, and go from there. Nice looking rifle!

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Re: A Savage Build for Bear
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2018, 12:30:35 PM »
Thanks! Just what I need is something else to add to my want list!
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