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Old June 13, 2013, 06:28 PM   #1
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Savage model 110

I just inherited a Savage model 110 cal 300 Sav. However it is not a 50yr commemorative addition. It is a plain wood stock, bolt action, internal magazine. I can not find anything on a savage model 110 in the 300 sav caliber and was hoping someone could help me find some information on it. The Serial number is H000488.

Thanks for the help!
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Old June 14, 2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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To have a 110 long action rifle in a short action 300 savage it sounds like someone rebarreled it. I see that serial numbers with a Fxxxxxx are from '99 and later too. It the mag more for a 30-06 length cartridge.

You can always contact savage arms. There a helpful bunch. If it cycles fine and shoots well I would enjoy hunting with it.
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Old June 14, 2013, 03:41 PM   #3
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Savage only recently offered short action's. Older rifles were all long action and they used a bolt stop for shorter cartridges. It could also be a rifle that has been rebarreled. At any rate a 300 Savage is a pretty decent round very similar to lighter loaded 308's. Ammo is not as easily found, but if you handload it would make a very useful rifle.
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Old June 14, 2013, 05:16 PM   #4
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I also have a couple of older Savages one in 30-06 and the other in 243. Both have the same action length as noted by jmr40 with the 243 having a bolt stop and the magazine is shorter. As with most Savages it will should be very accurate
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Old June 15, 2013, 07:12 AM   #5
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I recall that back in the 1960's the 110 was only offered in longer cartridges such as 30-06, 270, and 300 MAG.

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Old June 16, 2013, 09:04 AM   #6
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I've seen more 300 Savage ammo around lately. Academy Sports has it.
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Old June 16, 2013, 02:36 PM   #7
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Savage makes very accurate rifles for not a lot of money. THE most accurate bolt rifle I have ever owned...and this is going on nearly 50 years...was an old hardwood stock Savage 110 .30-06. Got it for about $140. Foolishly sold it.

The .300 Savage was designed as a medium to big game round, and was extremely good at that. It was the basis for the development of the .308 Win /7.62 NATO by the US military.
The idea was to use a .30 caliber based on the '06 that had similar ballistics to the .300 Savage, which used less powder, weighed less and was as accurate and effective as the .30-06.

The cartridge is supposed to be obsolete today, but it seems to be in use a lot, and I think it will become an old standby like the .35 Remington, which was also supposed to be obsolete...There are a lot of loyal fans of each.

Handloading is pretty easy and really effective, and makes the .300 Savage a really versatile cartridge...takes the same .308 bullets as the '06 and '08, and there are lots of great loads for it.

Good luck...enjoy it.
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Old June 16, 2013, 02:52 PM   #8
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Hey thank you for all of this information, It really is great to be on this forum. I am going to contact savage for more complete information on the rifle. dogngun, I think it is kind of funny you mentioned the .35 Remington considering I have one of those too. Both rifles are very nice and accurate. I guess I'm just a little more old fashion when it comes to my hunting rifles.

Also I just picked up the die set for the 300 savage so I should be reloading soon enough. Once again thank you all for your information.
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Old June 18, 2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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Does this rifle have the "lump" on the barrel for the rear sight and does it have an ejector slot in the bolt face rather than a spring loaded ejector? If so, it's an older model. At one time Savage made some of their 110 in a "short" configuration. These are different from standard 110 and later "short action" 110 models. The actual action length is about 1/2 way between a current 110(long) and 10(short).
Otherwise, some distributors had "special runs" made in obsolete calibers over the years and your 300 and 35 could be some of those. These would most likely be standard long actions with fillers in the mag and a longer bolt stop.
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