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viking499
June 22, 2013, 12:18 AM
I found a Savage 10 Trophy Hunter XP 243 at the LGS the other day. I have been thinking about playing with the Savage barrel swap idea for awhile. Just FYI, I have never owned a Savage before.

The 10 is a short action with a detachable magazine and wood stock. I was thinking of maybe playing around with .223, .243 and maybe 6BR or some other 6-6.5mm caliber.

Wondering how these various calibers would work with the detachable magazine. Any of you savage shooters use a detached mag or do you prefer the internal mag?

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Trent
June 22, 2013, 12:25 AM
My thought is once you go 6BR, the other barrels would see very little use.

I don't own a 6mm, but I've been beaten by them before. :)

viking499
June 22, 2013, 12:28 AM
Yeah, that was the caliber on the top of the to try list.

I just wonder if the BR would feed fine through the factory detach mag or if I would be better to get one with a blind mag?

Trent
June 22, 2013, 12:33 AM
That, I can't comment on. I only own long action Savages, with blind magazines, and have no experience with the caliber other than 'most inherently accurate cartridge ever designed' was written in more than one place, at more than one time, about that one. :)

6mm ballistics have a lot going for it, when you stick it at the end of that well proportioned case.. man. Those things can shoot.

Only thing I have that comes close to that consistency is the 22-250.

(Which is another spectacular round, FWIW).

If you want great groups and don't mind a heavier rifle, Savage's factory fluted heavy barrels with the nice recessed target crown are generally good shooters. I had a Krieger fitted. If the price tag and 8+ month wait doesn't deter you, I'd highly recommend them...

Savages thinner profile barrels leave quite a bit to be desired.

jim243
June 22, 2013, 02:44 AM
Savages thinner profile barrels leave quite a bit to be desired.


Eeeeee, not for me it doesn't, but the heavy barrel is better, just not for caring in the field.

Just my view on it.
Jim

Model 10, 243, wood stock, Accutriger, internal mag.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/SAM_0306.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/bigjim_02/media/SAM_0306.jpg.html)

Trent
June 22, 2013, 12:03 PM
Eeeeee, not for me it doesn't, but the heavy barrel is better, just not for caring in the field.

Just my view on it.
Jim

Model 10, 243, wood stock, Accutriger, internal mag.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt284/bigjim_02/SAM_0306.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/bigjim_02/media/SAM_0306.jpg.html)

Nice rifle!

I will rephrase what I said. Light profile savage barrels leave a lot to be desired - for me. We don't get to hunt with rifles in IL so a thinner barrel does me no good; my rifles are all target rifles whose sole duty is punching paper, not being packed through the backcountry. :)

jimmyraythomason
June 23, 2013, 04:01 PM
I was thinking of maybe playing around with .223To convert the .243 win to .223 rem. you will need to replace the bolt head,forward baffle and magazine as well as the barrel.

viking499
June 23, 2013, 04:40 PM
That's one thing I didn't know about whether or not i would have to change the magazine. Pulled the one out of the model 10 the other day and it just sad short action on it. No caliber specification. Thought maybe the mag worked for all short action calibers.

jimmyraythomason
June 23, 2013, 05:27 PM
Thought maybe the mag worked for all short action calibers. A .223 mag will work in the short action but .223 rounds won't work in a mag for .243,.308 etc. You will have to use a .223 rem specific magazine.

JDGray
June 23, 2013, 08:35 PM
Short Action Calibers, 308 bolt face
6mm BR – wildcats are 17, 22, 7mm, 30 cal all on this case
6mm Dasher – parent case is 6 BR
6mm BRX – parent case is 6 BR
22-250
6mm-250
250 Savage
260 Bobcat – 6.5mm in 250 Savage
300 Savage
243 Winchester
260 Rem
7mm-08
308
338 Federal
8mm-08
358 Winchester
257 Roberts
7x57, 8x57, 9x67, 9.3x57
6mm Super LR
6.5-6mm Super LR
6.5x47 Swiss Match
6-6.5x47 Lapua
6.5x47 Lapua
6-284
6.5-284
284 Winchester (more aptly built in a long action, but officially a short action round)

My Savage never fed well out of the internal mag, the McRee stock fixed that with the detachable AI mags. Most calibers based off the .308 Win, will use the same magazine.

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