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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 8:56 pm    Post subject: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

I just finished building a 6.5-284 off of a Savage Single Shot and I must admit, I really like this action. Let me know what you think...
































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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

nice but..... put one of those laminated stocks(see I didnt say plywood ) and it would be even nicer.
your workmanship looks to be up to the usual high standard and Im sure she is a shooter.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:27 am    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Hi Elvis,

if this was "my" gun, I probably would have gone with a laminated stock. I just build'em the way they want'em...

I should get a range report from "Doc" after he gets a load worked up and if he send me some targets or pictures, I'll post them over here....

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

I built my target rifle on the same action with a 26" Douglas barrel in .223 and your right, gotta love that action. Oh and I did put a laminated stock on mine. Real tack driver, best group to date was 5 shots 0.17"
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

minerfile,

most excellent shooting on your part...

I sure hope I find one of these actions in my Christmas stocking this year! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Nice, I like it.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 11:18 am    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Yep, have to say that I'm not a fan of the camo stock, but otherwise, Damn!

That's a sweet gun!

Your craftsmanship is outstanding, you can just see that little baby will be a tack driver.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:03 am    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Damn, DS...you've done it again mate...drool all through my keyboard. Laughing

I am with the others on the stock mate...the camo doesn't do it for me, although maybe it's just the colours...they are very bright and gaudy looking. Now if the whole rifle (barrel, stock, action - the works) was done in a woodlands camo pattern I reckon it would look heaps better. A hand rubbed laminated stock would look pretty smart as well.

Once again, well done mate...another masterpiece from the work bench of DS.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Nice job, how do you like the Vortex scope?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

What do I think?
I think you should send it too me! Wink
Nice work as always.
How does it shoot?

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Thank You Vince....


glockman55 - Thank You! I really like the Vortex scopes and find it to be one of the better scopes on the market for the money....


dhc4ever - Here are a couple of targets that were shot from the guns new owner...



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

man that is shooting!!!!
you built a goodun.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:09 am    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

A definite keeper DS...nice shooting, very nice shooting mate. I reckon the owner will be a happy man. If he isn't, give him a clip in the ear, take the rifle back and send it on over here to me...I'll definitely appreciate it mate. Very Happy Very Happy Laughing Laughing

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:34 am    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Nice! So how much did you sell it to the doctor for?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Savage Single Shot... Reply with quote

Elvis - I'm not the one that shot the groups. "Doc" shot them about a month or so after I handed him the rifle and he got the time to load up a few rounds for it. Those two groups posted above were also with fire-form loads. It should do much better after load development and the barrel gets broken in....


Vince - "Doc" is a happy man! He just stays so busy at the hospital, that he does not have a lot of time to shoot. That's one reason I cut a tight chamber with "0" headspace. This would allow for "accurate" shooting, even with the new brass not being fire-formed in the chamber first...

I wish you didn't live so far away - I'd give you one of my rifles and no, I'm not kidding....


slimjim - "Doc" bought all the parts over a years time and brought everything to me to build and with him working at the same hospital as my wife, he got more than his fair share of a discount....

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