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I have a Savage 10fple.... photos in gallery...

I was wondering what I can/should do to improve/customize my gun and its accuracy...

The barrel is already floating, and trigger is set pretty light(~2.5lbs i believe)

THANKS FOR THE HELP...

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Get the action Trued and Lapped, get the Action squared, maybe even a new stock to experiment with. Try getting a new match grade barrel made in 26" opposed to 24" (I am assuming your barrel length there, but same thing applied). Get a new knob on the bolt? Still plenty you can do if all it is is a free floating barrel and a trigger job.
 

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Nice looking rifle. I would recommend getting it bedded, even with the aluminum bedding block that it has. It would be best to use marine tex and do a skim bed over the bedding block, also get a set of good bedding pillars, drill out the bedding block holes to accept the pillars snugly, epoxy them in. The reason is that if you take your action bolts, with the action out of the stock, and insert them in the holes through the bedding block, you will notice an excessive amount of slop(the bedding block holes are alot larger than the bolts) the pillars will take care of this. Next a good match grade stainless barrel with the proper twist rate. During the barrel installation get the face of the reciever squared up as well as the bolt face. The lugs could be checked for possible lapping, however alot of these savage rifles dont require it, due to the bolt design. The savages bolt is a three piece design, as is remington, the end of the bolt that has the lugs is pinned on, if you wiggle around on it you will find a slight amount of play, the lugs will usually make nearly full contact because of this. Remington bolts are the same design, but the pins are soldered over and when the process is done you cant tell that they are a three piece design. Savage kind of has advantages with their design, lug contact, ease of replacement etc. Hope this helps
 

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Looks like a sweet shooter!

The only thing I don't really like about savages are their stocks. I find its good that they "pillar bed" it and free float the barrel, for the price they offer their rifles at, and nothing shoots better than a savage out of the box for that price.

Hey, maybe a camo pattern?
 

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the barrel is already a 26"... maybe just get a match grade???

the rest of the stuff is kind of foreign language to me... pretty much a newbie to the art of rifletry... but im sure i can read some post on this site to find out some good info....

as for the new stock... i would rather not(like the look and feel) but if i had to i could try to do that.

THANKS for the help so far
 

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BOISEDARC offers some pretty good advice on some steps you can take to get the most out of your rifle. Getting the action bedded as he described will probably do more than anything to reap benefits without investing too much money. I would leave the barrel alone for now and try various loads to see what I get. Savage has button-rifled barrels and as a rule they're pretty good quality. Investing in a new barrel may help, but there are no guarantees. Also, check the crown on the barrel. A target crown may improves things some and is not expensive to do. You said that the trigger is light at about 2.5lbs, but what about creep and overtravel? If it breaks crisply without excessive overtravel then leave it alone. If not, then you may want to look at an aftermarket trigger. If you don't handload, you may want to consider it. A custom-taylored load will almost ALWAYS wring out the most in a rifle. I would take things one step at a time and be realistic in my expectations.

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