View Full Version : Buying a savage hunting PKG for the action ?

October 24, 2006, 04:09 PM
I posted a related topic on "Art of the rifle" ; I am starting plans for an F class rifle for my son . I am thinking a 6BR on a laminated Fclass / benchrest type stock. 1st things 1st ; I need an action . I surfed auction arms and gunsamerica; surprisingly slim pickins for "donor rifles " I want the action and trigger. So I've been noticing all these package deals for Savage hunting rifles . What would be pros/cons of buying a 308 w/ accutrigger and a low budget scope and using that action ( I can use the scope on a different project)? Is the 'smithing worse than say remington ( I don't hold much hope of finding a Winchester ) . Isn't it possible to buy Savage rifle barrels pre chambered at least in some circumstances? I like the accu-trigger ; I think it's as good a mass market trigger as you can get now. How's the action ? opinions wanted please ....Thanks.

October 24, 2006, 06:59 PM
Savage makes a nice action that can be smithed very well by folks that know savages. I suggest you get intouch with Fredover at


He is the man most consider to be the one to do the rifle.

You caouldn't go wrong if you worked with Nat Lambeth either, you can contact him at the follwoing address:

sorry, I will have to llok that addres up for you and post it later for you. if you check out savageshooters.net, you should be able to locate several smiths for the savages. Nat is usually found there as well.

October 24, 2006, 08:21 PM
I just looked at that sight - Thank you . I think I'll give them a call.