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Absolute best action for LRH?

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Unread 05-20-2006, 11:30 AM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

Check out Surgeon and also the new M-7000 from George Gardner. Both are being put into tactical platforms (the Surgeon is also being used as a single shot F-Class basis) but they would be doable for lighter hunting rifles - just a matter of time till they are available that way. They are basically Rem. M-700 done right.
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Unread 05-20-2006, 11:36 AM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

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

[/ QUOTE ]He sure did. I talked with David many years ago when he was thinking about designing and making his own rifles; he said they shot more accurate than any other box magazine rifle action. He tested them and his other rifles from a machine rest to eliminate all human variables; really tiny groups way down there. His Dad, George, and Mid Tompkins taught him most everything he knows about accurate rifle making. He did well using his skills and knowledge gained from those two people. And Mid's used M70's for years winning matches and setting records in a close second place behind David.
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Unread 05-20-2006, 12:10 PM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

If it is pure factory, go with the Model 70.

If you are talking after market custom actions, then this is your lucky year. You had the Stiller Predator ($650), Lawton 1.350 and 1.450" actions at $695, Borden actions ($700) and from there you can go up to the Rolls Royce of actions at the BAT ($1000-1300)

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Unread 05-20-2006, 03:54 PM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

Thanks all.

I will try building a sporter weight (#5 Barrel) in the M70 action. I will chamber it in the stock .338 Ultra Mag.

For my .338 Edge/338-300 variant, I will use a longer 30" barrel in a (5A contour) and maybe a custom action.

Any idea where to best buy the customs mentioned above? I know sinclair used to carry the BAT etc etc. I want a repeater and the carry capability.

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Unread 05-20-2006, 08:32 PM
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Re: Absolute best action for LRH?

The Stiller Predator and Bordens Timberline and Alpine actions are all of the Remington footprint.So your basically getting a trued custom with a little looser fit than a benchrest action which you wouldnt want in a carry rifle anyway.These actions are available direct from the manufacturers.I ordered a Timberline and an Alpine from Borden.Was kinda bummed when I saw on his web page that thier running about a month behind on delivery but I guess good things come to those who wait. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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