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09-05-2005, 19:31
Some time ago I was posting about a LH Savage 110 in .270 that I was working on. In the last steps of mounting the scope base I broke off a base screw in the receiver. I drilled a hole in the sheared off screw and tried to back it out with an E-Z Out. The E-Z Out broke off in the process! I was forced at that point to take the rifle to my local gunsmith. He was unable to remove the screw/E-Z Out combo so he drilled and tapped new holes in the receiver and mounted my scope. While it was in the the shop he also checked the rifle over and made some adjustments to my bedding.
This afternoon I fired about a dozen, five shot, sub-inch groups with a variety of factory ammo I had on the shelf. This included 130 grain Remington Core-Lokt, 150 grain Winchester Power Point, 130 grain Hornady Custom Interlock, 130 grain Federal Classic and a handload using 140 grain BTSP Hornady Interlock bullets over H4831. During this session no groups were over 1 inch at 100 yards except for a couple of called flyers (my fault).

I was well pleased with the results of this project and I am glad I chose a Savage to base my efforts on. This will be my primary deer rifle this fall using a 130 or 140 grain SP or SPBT bullet. My son and I plan to hunt feral hogs in South Carolina this October and I am in the process of working up a 150 grain load for that purpose.

So far I have converted a LH, wood stock, detachable mag .270 110 to;

Internal blind mag
Stockade Money Saver stock fiberglass with aluminium pillars
custom cammo
metal trigger guard
SSS Tactical bolt handle
Leupold scope base and rings
Leupold 3.5x10 50mm Vari X III scope
full action bedding
floating barrel

(This is an old picture. I will get a current pic up as soon as I can take one with the new bolt handle ect.)

09-05-2005, 20:29
Very nice!!

09-16-2005, 14:51
Here is a pic of my 2005 Savage rifle project with the new bolt handle and Leupold rings and base.


Link to the web pages on this project;


09-17-2005, 07:39
Awesome-let me know how it shoots. I want to build a rifle very similar to yours. Just deciding on which stock to get, and which caliber-.270 or .308. What kind of bolt handle is that? I would also like to know which load is most accurate out of your gun. Have fun!!!!!!

09-17-2005, 10:51
The bolt handle is from Sharp Shooters Supply, easy to install.

I decided on Hornady Custom .270 130 grain factory ammo after firing five three shot groups over the course of an afternoon allowing the barrel to cool completely between groups.
The average for these groups was 1/2 inch at 100 yards.

I was sold. Why reload?


09-17-2005, 13:46
Thanks-wishing I had one!!

09-17-2005, 14:24
Over all cost was very low.

Used .270 LH Savage detachable mag rifle from Gun Broker $280.00
Hardware for internal box mag conversion 50.00
Stockade Money Saver stock with pillar bedding system 150.00
Aluminium trigger guard 19.00
Sharp Shooters Supply tactical bolt handle 40.00
Camo paint (Krylon matte Fusion) by me 15.00
Testors Dull Coat finish (5 coats) 10.00
Leupold scope mount base and rings 39.00

Of course this does not include the cost of the Leupold Vari X III as I already had it or the cost of my screw up when I broke a scope base screw off in the reciever. But over all I was pleased with the cost and the results. I have spent twice that on rifles that could not shoot half as well.
The Stockade stocks are fantastic! They equal or excel the McMillian or H&S in strength and quality. They include a full length aluminum bedding system from the front sling swivel to the pistol grip. I included an aluminum trigger guard (replacing the plastic one) in the build since one of the action screws secures thru the rear trigger guard hole. That allows me to put equal and constant torque on the bedding screws and contributes to the over all accuracy. I also skim coated the aluminum bedding blocks in the stock with bedding compound that allowed the pillars to form exactly to the receiver bottom. The barrel is free floated and the end result is a rifle that is truly neutral bedded. I have yet to find a load that will not shoot from this rifle. Sure makes load selection easy and shooting it fun.