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Which Action - Suggestions??

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Unread 07-01-2012, 02:32 PM
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Which Action - Suggestions??

I have recently purchased a Rem. 700 ADL LA in 300 win mag. I'm looking into turning it into an accurate shooter without breaking the bank (for now). I want to go for a more tactical look and purchased a HS stock some one was selling off of a 700 Police (PSS).

My question regards the action and barrel. Is the blued chromoly action good for a semi-custom now (more work to be done later)? Or should I try and get a stainless long action for starters?

I'm looking to just add a krieger heavy contour barrel to the action, place it in the HS stock and call it good for now. What are your thoughts/suggestions?

I could just sell my setup I've got now and get a 700 Police for about the same money. What would be the best for the long run?

Thanks for the help,

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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

    Have the action trued and re barreled.

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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

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    Have the action trued and re barreled.

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    +1 Krieger barrel will run circles around the new rem barrel and to such a extreme degree as to make stainless action benefits a mute point.
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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

    +1

    Build on what you have.

    You should get it trued the first time you rebarrel it.

    Otherwise, save up for a custom action.

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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

    Any suggestions on who can true the action? What is the approx cost for that?
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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

    There are several reputable smiths who are sponsors and active participants to this forum. The great thing about these guys is that their work/reputation is all out in the open and they are reachable through this community.

    Do a little searching here and you'll find lots of good info and testimonials.

    I do my own hobby work. But, I wouldn't hesitate to use most any of the commercial smiths/sponsors here.

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    Re: Which Action - Suggestions??

    Ok, just so we're comparing apples to apples...

    NOTE: I plan on getting the action trued when I get a new barrel installed.

    Q1: I am wondering what the benefits (if any) there are when comparing a stainless vs. chromoly action (Rem. 700 in 300 win mag).

    Q2: How much benefit is there in a custom action? Stiller vs. Surgeon vs. others...?
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