Originally Posted by PFCSkoug
Thats just how it got explained to me by a VERY reputable gunsmith. i would rather not drop names but just believe me that hes well respected
I'm am not piling on so don,t take it that way.
Every good gunsmith has his preferences on actions, barrels,cartrige type (Belted,rimed,rebated
Etc) based on personal experience and the type of weapon he choses to specialize in.
I have tried many types of actions and cartriges and came to this conclusion after building
quite a few rifles ,ANY ACTION, CARTRIGE COMBINATION WHEN PROPERLY TRUED AND
INSTALLED CORRECTLY ON A GOOD BARREL CAN BE MADE TO SHOOT EXTREMELY WELL!!
For years I though that to make an accurate rifle I had to use ether a remingtion or a
mauser action because thats what I had the best luck with.
But once I learned that every action had to be treated a little different in order to make it perform I was very suprised and pleased to find out that the problem was ME.
In order for a rifle to shoot well a lot of things have to come together (To many to list)
so as an apprentice gunsmith you need to keep an open mind and you will learn a lot
I use to be a Remingtion guy and thats all I wanted to build on, but I kept seeing those
MK 5 actions and reading about how strong they were but were not suposed to shoot
because of the Freebore,belted cases and the double radius.
The belted cases were all the rage when they first came out and if you didn't own one
you didn't have a magnum.
And as far as freebore most of the new powerful magnums like the RUMs have lots of it
to increse velocity without excessive pressure.
So when I decided to build a power house on a Weatherby MK5 action I chose the 30/378
cartrige (With all of the supposed bad things) and was I shocked.
This thing shot so well that I though it was just luck and had to build more on the same
action and cartrige design.
The 30/378 shot a five shot group of .092 (Less than 1/10 of an inch) with a 200gr NPT at
over 3400ft/sec and all subsequent builds have been under 1/4 MOA Rifles.
I own 4 rifles that will consistantly shoot under 1/10 of an inch and two are on remingtions
and the other two are on weatherby actions.
I hope you were not offended because It was not entended that way, only to show that there
nothing wrong with an opinion as long as it doer not cloud your perspective.
As a new gunsmith try to make every rifle shoot well and you will be the guy that others are talking about.
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