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Old 08-12-2002, 08:57 AM
Join Date: Feb 2001
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Savage Model 340 series E

Hello All,

I just picked up a very clean Savage 340 series E in 30.30 for my son who is 11. Next year will be his first deer season as a 12 year old. Can anyone supply me with more info. on this rifle. ie years of production current value,, I paid under 300.00 for it, with a 4X scope. Any info. would be appriciated. It shoots nice tight groups at 100 yards, I'm happy with it so far. I had some trouble with the 2 clip springs wanting to move inward when loading the clip into the gun,, I was able to bend them slightly to stop the problem. ANY INPUT GUYS ????
Old 08-12-2002, 05:26 PM
Enforcer Enforcer is offline
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Savage M340

Made 1950-85,came in calibers 22 Hornet,222 Rem,223 Rem,225Win,30/30. Barrel length 22in for 30/30,everything else 24in. Shows models M322(Hornet),M325(30/30),1947-50,than 340 series.Than shows Models 340,340C,340S,342,and 342S no E series.Since 1965 checkered stock,before then plain.Value about $225.00,225Win brings a higher dollar,as is fairly rare.
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Old 08-12-2002, 06:20 PM
Calif. Hunter Calif. Hunter is offline
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I have a 340 Savage in .30-30, and it shoots great. I have gotten groups as small as 5/8 inch with mine, shooting 170 gr Corelokts with IMR-4064 powder. I'm trying to work up a load with the 130 gr Hornady Interlock bullet, so far trying H-335 powder. Since it has a box magazine, you can use spitzer bullets in it, but the length of the magazine limits the length of the cartridge.

Sportsmen's Guide has new magazines for it.
Old 08-12-2002, 06:26 PM
Catfish Catfish is offline
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The 340 has a crumby trigger, but is other wise a very nice gun. Your son should be able to take many deer with it.
Old 08-14-2002, 11:52 AM
Join Date: Feb 2001
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Savage 340

Thanks so far for the responses. The triger pull on this gun is great,, maybe reworked?? Who knows?? The stock is plain,not checkered so I guess it is a pre-1965 model. I shot 1 inch groups at 100 and it was a tack driver at 50 yds. Not bad with factory ammo. Any more info. from others is very much appriciated.
Old 08-15-2002, 10:31 AM
eshetney eshetney is offline
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One more peice of semi-solicited advice. Don't think about the value of the rifle until you or your son decide to sell it. Think about hunting, family time, and good traditions.
Old 08-20-2002, 05:57 PM
razmuz razmuz is offline
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Wink Mr. Hawk

Elsewhere in this forum Mr. Hawk speaks of his 340 being good for 300 yard shots. That's durn good shooten for a 30-30.

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