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Old 05-19-2006, 07:29 PM
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Absolute best action for LRH?

What is the absolute best factory stock action for LRH use in a re-build project?

I have always made my custom rifles up on the M700. I have been led to believe, and honestly have had no problems with them at the bench, in combat, and in the hunting fields to date.

For some reason, of late, I have the itch to try a M70, or even a Ruger.

Can these be made up to shoot just as good as a M700?

I am looking for the experienece and opinions of the master gunsmiths, and expert LR hunters/shooters on this site.

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Old 05-19-2006, 09:31 PM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

How about a custom?
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

64,

Are you talking the BAT, Heiska, Panda etc etc?
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Old 05-19-2006, 09:51 PM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

Oh yeah, this is for a walking gun.

I have several bench heavies already.

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Old 05-20-2006, 06:45 AM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

I would look in to the Surgeon Action about the same as rem. in weight and you dont have to have it accurized.
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

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For some reason, of late, I have the itch to try a M70, or even a Ruger. Can these be made up to shoot just as good as a M700?

[/ QUOTE ]The Win. 70 sure can. It's stiffer than the Rem. 700's and feeds more reliably in rapid fire. Plus it's easier to rebarrel and change firing pin springs on. They've shot just as good as anything else; many times better. Too bad used ones may be all that's possible now that Winchester may not have new ones around; I don't know what they're gonna do now.

I'd stay away from the Rugers; they do not seem to work well for accurate rifles and don't have a good track record. Of course there will be exceptions.
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

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I would look in to the Surgeon Action about the same as rem. in weight and you dont have to have it accurized.

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+1

David Tubbs shot a M-70 action for years and won a lot of match's with it.
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