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#6157015 - 01/26/16 10:01 PM Remember the Savage 340?
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Many, many seasons ago a 340 chambered in 30-30 Win was my first deer rifle. I recently became interested in finding one in that I'm a cast bullet shooter and these rifle have always served well for that purpose. I found one that had been rebarrel with a Savage replacement barrel. These barrels had no markings nor were they machined for sights. Overall the rifle was in very good shape and in that I'm a scout rifle guy, I decided to scout this little fellow being it didn't have sights on the barrel.





I epoxied a Win M94 scout mount on to the barrel and it now sports the Weaver K4 Classic Scout scope. I also installed a Pachmayr grind to fit Decelerator pad on it to extend the length of pull an inche along with a God'AGrip cheek pad to offset the drop of the comb. I'm using a 170-grain bullet of my design with Leverevolution powder and it is "scary" accurate. It looks like it will give my Savage 10FCMs a run for the money!
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#6157031 - 01/26/16 10:09 PM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Very nice!

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#6157035 - 01/26/16 10:12 PM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Thanks!
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#6157368 - 01/27/16 08:30 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Good stuff, RD.
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#6157372 - 01/27/16 08:34 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Nice project! My older cousin always hunted with one of those (open sights) back in the 80s.
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#6157471 - 01/27/16 09:24 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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What epoxy did you use and how long will it hold?
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#6157489 - 01/27/16 09:31 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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Always wanted one, but never could find one for a price I was willing to pay.
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#6157581 - 01/27/16 10:40 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: RiverRider]
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Thanks guys!

Originally Posted By: RiverRider
What epoxy did you use and how long will it hold?

JB Weld. I've used it on a number of scout mounts over the years and have never had it fail.
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#6157625 - 01/27/16 11:02 AM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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My very first centerfire rifle was a Savage 340 in 222. It was a good rifle, I killed a lot of critters with it. The extractor and side scope mounts weren't very good, but other than that I got a whole bunch of enjoyment out of that gun.

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#6157983 - 01/27/16 02:22 PM Re: Remember the Savage 340? [Re: Ranch Dog]
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I still have a Savage 340 chambered in .30-.30, but mine is labeled "Western Field."

It is my standard loaner gun to new adult hunters and has accounted for 5 or 6 "first deer" so far.

Neat scout mod on that little guy.


Edited by TxAg (01/27/16 02:23 PM)
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