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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:03 PM Thread Starter
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Default Springfield/savage model 840 30-30 Score!

Just picked this up at pawn shop for $200 out door. Wasn't looking to buy one but couldn't resist price. Came with Springfield labeled with savage on bottom 4x scope made in Japan. Unfortunately, the scope mount is twisted slightly and scope was way off. May have to get new mount. Cleaned it up touched up the blueing and can't wait to shoot it.


What is one of these worth? Guess the scope isn't really worth much is it?


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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-18-2019, 08:38 PM
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Got One just Like It...Mine shoots Cast Bullets very well!

$250-300 is what They bring around Here...

Nice Find, Have Fun with Her!
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Now I have a good excuse to buy that .30 mold in my midway wishlist....

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 06:20 AM
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If I remember correctly, those mounts aren't cheap, can't imagine it would take much to straighten. $200-$300 seems to be the asking price around here in 30-30. Congratulations, I've always thought those were cool old guns.
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Appears to be stamped steel. May stick it in my mill vise then use dial indicator to check run out if u would..

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-19-2019, 09:13 PM
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I just had a mount put on my Stevens 325, ala Savage 340, ala model 840. I bought a mount labeled for a 340 I think from Numrich and had it put on by a local gunsmith school. Your 840 is probably already drilled and tapped so if bending don't work you can probably just screw a new one on.

You got a good deal on it for sure.
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Nice find.

Not sure what those .30/30 boltguns are going for, but I know I haven't seen one at that price for a long time! You did good!

This is the most comprehensive article I've ever read on the 325/340/840 series: http://leeroysramblings.com/Gun%20Ar..._bolt_act.html
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I had considered years back to get one of these and rebarrel it to 7-30 waters. Not sure if I will do that or keep as 30-30. I shot it the other day, standing off hand about 20 yards, shot about a 1.5" group. That was good for me with irons. I need a benchrest to shoot rifles well. Will have to give it a try next time I get to real gun range. It shot well, trigger isn't bad, recoil is real smooth. Would definitely make a good brush guns just using irons for sure.



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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-25-2019, 02:51 PM Thread Starter
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Was considering loading spire points in it, but looks like they may end up being too long to use spire points. So I am looking into the Hornady FTX or possibly a flat nose 150 grain for this gun. Can anyone share the combinations that have given good accuracy in your 340/840/xxx?

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