Savage 110 7 mag


January 2, 2012, 01:56 AM
I came across a Savage 7 mag a couple of years ago and have not shot the gun a lot. The gun is about a mid late 90's gun It is the economy wood stocked (birch?) gun with the front sight still on the gun. The rear has been removed.

Is it hard to get the front sight removed? What about a trigger job? What would be a great scope, weaver, nikon to get the most advantage of the Savage accuracy and the 7 mag cartridge?

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January 2, 2012, 09:57 AM
You'll need to drift out the front sight bead and the screw is under it. You can buy a filler screw to plug the hole from midway or brownells. Any good quality scope will work fine. Its up to what you like and want to spend. The factory trigger may be adjusted on that rifle. With the rifle removed from the stock, look to see if it has three set screws in the trigger. Caution should be used when adjusting it though. Its easy to get the rifle to slam fire if you don't know what you're doing. Or you can put an aftermarket unit in like timney. Those rifle's are are capable of outstanding accuracy with the right load. You could even float the barrel and bed the stock and it should be able to shoot sub moa.

January 2, 2012, 10:17 AM
Look for your nikon at Natchez for one of the refurbished models. 2-10 weaver power is fine for most hunting. redfeild has 4-12 also for a few bucks less.. Buy some Kroil oil .Soak the barrel well and let sit before giveing it a good brushing and cleaning. Just to be sure its in good shape. A bit of breakfree clp fot basic lube needs. If your trigger is not what you like look to Rifle Basix triggers. Buy direct too, cheaper and a good trigger. Your front sight,, You should be able to drift the blade off and then unscrew the base . You will need a screw to fill the hole with and a smithy should have one. If the stock is fine ,great. You can allways strip, sand and oil or stain if something different is wanted.

January 2, 2012, 12:23 PM
A Nikon Buckmasters 3-9x40mm is plenty of scope for 90% of shooters.

A Rifle Basix drop in trigger is a good one:

January 2, 2012, 05:28 PM
As stated the old 110s also had a very easy trigger to adjust. IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE, AND SURE YOU CAN DO IT SAFELY. I had (still have the rifle, just changed the barrel), one of those and it shoot very very well with everything i fed it. I never did bed the action, tho that might have helped some. The factory stock is pretty ugly, kinda harsh to shoot, and dosent really refinish very well, BUT its a decent piece of wood for what it does. If you decide you want something nicer take a look at boyds, they have a good selection of stocks for those 110s (i have a laminate thumbhole on mine, now in .300).

Also, ive seen some good prices on the 4-12 nikon prostaffs lately, a friend just bought one and its a very nice scope.

January 2, 2012, 06:16 PM
I'll second looking into a Boyd's stock. They are pretty economical, and look good too. It did require some fitting. It wasn't too difficult, but it is something to consider. Not only did it make mine look like a new rifle, but it really helps with the amount of recoil I feel when compared to that old stock and plastic butt plate. I also added a metal trigger guard and Leupold VXI scope in Burris rings. I'm happy with the combination, and get lots of compliments on it too.

January 3, 2012, 11:55 PM
That Boyd's stock really dresses up the Savage. I used this 7 mag borrowed from family member to nail a couple of deer standing together while sitting on a road. The round seemed like a lot for little deer in Arkansas, but the rifle was easy to shoot well from a rest in a deer stand. One shot one kill for both deer.

Do the Decellerator pads work well as they say they do? I have a Limbsaver slip on for a shotgun and it is kind of mushy and I doubt I would to permanently screw one on the gun. The Pachymer Decellerator looks stiffer.

January 4, 2012, 03:10 AM
the decelerator is stiffer the the limbsavers. Its one of the earlier "squishy" pads. All of them (and most rubber pads in general) have either a hard plastic or metal "backer" that the screws tighten down on to keep them on your stock.
I had a decelerator on my savage 110 in 7mm before i tossed out the old wood stock for the synthetic a friend gave me, the pad didnt fit so it went to another gun. It helped mellow out what was actually a pretty nasty, tho not unshootable gun. A friend of mine had the exact same rifle in .300 and i was the only one who would site it from the bench, the decelerator worked well on that one also.
My most recent pad has been a limbsavers grind fit screw on, also on the 110 (now in .300), and installed on a boyds stock, The pad dosnt look as nice as my old decelerator, but feels as good or better.

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