(Further)Accurizing a Savage 110


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TehK1w1
November 19, 2007, 03:25 PM
Hey folks, I have a Savage 110 in .270 Win that I am having some work done on(new barrel in 35 Whelen) and I was considering getting some additional work done to further increase its accuracy. It currently shoots about .75" groups at 100 yards, but I'm kinda a perfectionist, and I want something a little better. I am having the stock pillar-bedded. Some of the improvements I am considering are-
-Squaring the bolt face and receiver
-lapping the locking lugs
-lapping the barrel (It is not a match-grade barrel, tolerances are
- +/-.0002")
http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=432109&t=11082005 -this is the barrel I am having installed

Any suggestions as to which of these are worth doing? Ideally, I am hoping for the 35 whelen version to group at or under .5"-is this a practical goal?

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TehK1w1
November 19, 2007, 10:32 PM
Bump-someone please advise :)

Jim Watson
November 19, 2007, 10:41 PM
Call me a pessimist, but I don't think getting better accuracy from a .35 Whelen than a .270 is a reasonable expectation.

BBBBill
November 20, 2007, 11:20 AM
...Call me a pessimist...

+1. 35 Whelen is a good caliber, but you are expecting too much IMO.

Bad Flynch
November 20, 2007, 11:33 AM
You can build a good .35 Whelen, but do not expect 0.5 minute groups from it. Many Whelens have really great barrels and all of the rest of the stuff needed to shoot well, but the bullets are not made to be target grade.

Most 35 caliber bullets are made to be minute-of-moose bullets and so, do not perform in the 0.5 minute category.

Nevertheless, a .35 Whelen is an excellent caliber and well worth the time and money.

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