• Custom Builds

    Published on 09-09-2013 07:35 AM
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    In the first three installments of this build we have covered most all of the main components and gunsmithing work that has been done, so all that’s left now are a few small details – most of which pertain to the appearance of the finished product. As such this last installment will be pretty short and sweet. ...
    Published on 06-28-2013 11:58 PM
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    In this third installment of our Savage Axis Build series we will be focusing on the barrel and the stock. As often happens, due to availability and other factors my build was forced to deviate some from my original plan. This change resulted in a significant cost increase for this part of the project, but we should still be able to stay under our estimated total cost for the build.

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    Published on 04-29-2013 02:00 AM
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    The heart and soul of any rifle is the action, and the Savage Axis action is an ideal candidate to base a custom rifle upon. The $300 entry price for an Axis rifle gives you an action that is suggestively more rigid than a standard Savage 110-series action, and it’s more than a hundred dollars less than the cheapest new 110-based donor rifle.
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    Published on 04-16-2013 08:10 AM
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    When it comes to custom rifles it seems everyone has their own idea of exactly what a custom is. Some think changing something as simple as the bolt handle or trigger on an otherwise stock gun makes it a custom. Others feel that at minimum a “custom” has to have at least an aftermarket barrel or stock to warrant the title. Still others feel that to truly be a custom everything except the action itself has to be aftermarket. And last but not least are those who feel that the true definition of a custom means building a rifle completely from scratch using a “custom” ...
    by Published on 09-03-2012 12:18 PM
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    On my eleventh birthday, I received a Savage 110 in 270 Winchester as my first centerfire rifle. I received this rifle from a man unrelated to me, but was like a father to my dad and a grandfather to me. I got my first buck that year with it, on my father's birthday - only took me 4 shots to get one hit with all that buck fever. ...
    by Published on 07-21-2012 02:37 AM
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    The rifle started its life out as a bland 30-06. For a hunting rifle, accuracy was everything expected out of a savage producing about .5 MOA at 100 meters. However, I wanted a rifle that was much more precise for longer range target shooting. I chose the classic 7mm Remington Magnum for the cartridge. I also wanted a rifle that had less felt recoil than a 30-06. ...
    Published on 01-11-2010 05:25 AM
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    I have always admired compact hunting rifles. Their short stature, lightweight, and balance make them a good choice if you hunt in heavy brush country, thick forests, and swamplands where a traditional long rifle really isn't needed. ...
    Published on 02-08-2008 05:50 AM
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    Since the rise of the Euro against the dollar and the exit of the target rifle market by American manufacturers, it is becoming very difficult to outfit junior rifle clubs with entry level and intermediate target rifles.
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