Re: Action to use for custom rifle
B-A-T. Built from the gound up as a fully custom action. The bolts are machined to fit the action. The sleeving of bolts is to fix a problem that should not exist in the first place. If your action manufacturer has to sleeve the bolt to get a proper fit. Run don't walk away from it and pick another. A custom action should be built correctly from the ground up and they should also have custom manufactured bolts for that action and not a remingtion bolt for the xyz action. If you have one of these and have problems, then that is one more person in chain of repsonsibiity that must be dealt with.
Remember, shooters gravitate toward the best components just like good resturants. Good ones are busy and the ones that are not as busy may not be quite as good. Right now as we type this, most of the really good action companies are back logged 4 to 6 months on deliveries as reported on another website.
Pick one that is fully custom and has enough business that they are in high demand. Also, I would stay away from companies that do other stuff like barrels, triggers, bullets etc besides their actions. What you want is an action company not just a company that produces actions. I picked my actions (all eight of them) years ago and am glad that I got them when I did. I still consider them the best for what I do and they perform flawlessly. If you will spend a little time and talk to some folks who actually have or had some of the actions you are considering vice just "thinking about ordering one"" or have order one", it will be time well spent. Also, go to other websites and get their opinions as well. I hope your selections will give you as much enjoyment as mine have.