savage 110E question

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  1. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Enthusiast

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    hey guys silly question hopfuly some one can answer

    i have a savage 110 e im guessing from 1995 or earlier SN starts 790xxx im trying to figure out what kinda wood the stock is ? ill try and post a pix in a few minutes
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    cooker300 G&G Enthusiast

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    for some reason i can upload pix anymore
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    Have you asked savage?
  4. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Enthusiast

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    i tried
    but as soon i gave them the 1st 3 in the SN the lady said we cant help you are records do go back that far and hung up.

    after i sanded it down it looks like walnut
  5. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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    The 110 E's were made from 1963-88. I believe most of these stocks may have been birch.
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    I'm guessing walnut stained birch.
  7. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Enthusiast

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    OK let me kick the proverbial hornets nest.

    i just got this 110E in 30-06 my initial game plan was to re barrel it. cant make up my mind on a caliber. so then i thought about asking my brother if he wanted to buy it to make a semi custom for his wife in 25-06. he wants to get it just no extra cash now possible baby on the way.

    so for the time being I'm keeping it. and i keep saying I'm not going to reload for it cause I'm not 100% sure I'm keeping it as is or at all.

    my question is what is the best bullet weight for the 30-06 for general hunting.
    because i know myself and ill be reloading for it sooner than not.

    i know everygun is different but what is the general consensus
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  8. Pumpkinheaver

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    What are you hunting with your 30-06? If it's deer only then I would shoot 150s out of her.
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    waterdog G&G Newbie

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    My older brother had one years ago( 84-85) and the dang thing was a tackdriver, with both 150-165grn, very accurate rifel.
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    whitetail maybe black bear..
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    I might move up to 180 grains for bear. Also I have a very old manual for my Savage 110E in .270 Win. but nowhere in the manual do they say what kind of wood it is. It only says Stock Assy Long or stock Assy Short 110E.
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    I would have to agree with Pumpkin-Birch wood was most common on the Savage with a walnut stain......they were not the prettiest but functional.....
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    cooker300 G&G Enthusiast

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    thanks guys
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    hey guys i finally got the pix to load of the stock

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    Looks very similar to my presently sanded down 110E. Planning to stain it with a rosewood stain. Hadn't made up my mind yet what I thought the wood was, but birch sounds right.
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    pretty open grained for walnut i'd say birch.
    looks like a decent piece though.
    use a sealer for the pores or it will soak up the finish faster than you can apply it.
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    That's good advice on the sealer ! It will also help the stock to take stain more evenly . I've seen a bunch of Birch stocks stained without sealing and the most open grain doesn't look like it took any stain at all , creating light stripes .
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    they say 150 -165 but i used a 150 in my 30-30 and it put a nasty hole in one side with crap load of blood shot on the front shoulder. and i was told to go heavier and that if i was going to switch to 30-06 i should 180-200gr so as not to ruin the meat as much but if you want to shoot them in the neck it should be fine
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    i went with 165 sierra HP for reloading but have not gotten around to it.

    thanks for the comments on the wood i found a color by minwax thats called gunstock and it looks nice on birch so soon ill get it done and more Pix posted soon
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