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#5726926 - 05/03/15 07:57 AM Savage chassis build
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Registered: 02/25/09
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OK, so I liked my last chassis build a lot so I did another one.
Savage 110, MDT Tac21 Chassis, MDT butt stock, SWFA SS 16 x 42, PEPR scope mount.
I had an older ER Shaw 300 win mag barrel, magnum contour, 24", 1 in 10 twist.

Took to the range with some load work ups.
Best group at 100 yards .454 with a hot barrel.
70.5 grains, H 4831, 180 grain SST's, .020 off ring lands.
Not too bad for a ER Shaw barrel. May upgrade to a Criterion barrel later but will have some fun first.


So this is his little brother in a 7mm08


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#5726936 - 05/03/15 08:12 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Nice rigs . I have a savage 110 in 300wm Shilen barrel in a manners stock ... Love it

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#5726954 - 05/03/15 08:32 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Nice!

Two stupid questions:

What is a "chassis" build?

Did you replace those bolt handles yourself? Considering doing it on mine and don't know how difficult it is or if there are certain brands that are better/worse than others.

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#5726968 - 05/03/15 08:47 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Nice!

What is a "chassis" build?


Stocks like those are commonly referred to as chassis. AICS is one of the more prominent ones.


Those are two sweet looking rifles! How does the 7-08 shoot?
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#5727019 - 05/03/15 09:35 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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both are very nice!

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#5727128 - 05/03/15 11:23 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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I like 'em both, well done. up
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#5727198 - 05/03/15 12:28 PM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: patriot07]
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Originally Posted By: patriot07
Nice!

Two stupid questions:

What is a "chassis" build?

Did you replace those bolt handles yourself? Considering doing it on mine and don't know how difficult it is or if there are certain brands that are better/worse than others.


On Savages, the bolt handles are really easy to replace. I am sure that someone has already done it on Youtube. If you have problems I could walk you through it.
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#5727199 - 05/03/15 12:29 PM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Nice!

What is a "chassis" build?


Stocks like those are commonly referred to as chassis. AICS is one of the more prominent ones.


Those are two sweet looking rifles! How does the 7-08 shoot?

It shoots fantastic, like 1/4 moa.

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#5801642 - 06/23/15 08:20 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Which chassis is that on the 7mm08?

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#5801697 - 06/23/15 08:53 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Damm... that 7 looks tight, what ranges have you tried?
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#5801734 - 06/23/15 09:16 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Dang those look awesome!
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#5801813 - 06/23/15 10:00 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: GLC]
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Very nice, haven't done a chassis build yet, how much are those chassis running ball park?
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#5801839 - 06/23/15 10:14 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: QuitShootinYoungBucks]
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Originally Posted By: QuitShootinYoungBucks
Originally Posted By: patriot07
Nice!

What is a "chassis" build?


Stocks like those are commonly referred to as chassis. AICS is one of the more prominent


To further it...
Most stock have traditional been a single piece of something (either wood or plastic/synthetic). Then later stocks came out with an internal solid block, usually aluminum or some metal, with some synthetic material wrapped around it like fiber glass, a la McMillan and HS precison. Regardless of exact details, these stocks are usually thought of as one solid piece.

I think of chassis systems as a frame around the reciever with skin or an out covering. Because the "stock" is built around a frame, they tend to be lighter and often time modular.

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#5801866 - 06/23/15 10:47 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: Gravytrain]
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Originally Posted By: Gravytrain
Which chassis is that on the 7mm08?

7mm08 is a MDT LSS chassis and the 300 win mag is a MDT TAC21 chassis.
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#5801868 - 06/23/15 10:49 AM Re: Savage chassis build [Re: BassCat'99]
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Originally Posted By: BassCat'99
Damm... that 7 looks tight, what ranges have you tried?

100 yards mainly but have stretched to 200,300,400 and 500 all 1/2 moa or better. Still need to play with it more consistently on the longer ranges. Just not a lot of places I can do that.
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