Re: Barrel Blocking -- when is it prudent?
Yeah, when I had the sucker built, I got some conflicting ideas on blocking. I suspect the general consensus was that, with an action as beefy as the one I was using, blocking would not be necessary. It was the first time I had ever had something like this built, and I've yet to REALLY test it much. It is sweet, though... [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
The Geske action I like very much. It IS meaty. The ONLY thing I would have to comment less positively on, and I'm echoing Mr. Lilji, if I'm not mistaken, is that the tang could use some cosmetic work. But as far as sound design, I think the action is certainly that. I myself really approve of the three lug design--to my way of thinking, IF all lugs are in flush contact, which mine appear to be, moment off-sets should be minimized. The lock-time is very nice [I believe Mr. Geske uses a titanium firing pin.] And the bolt lift is a bonus, as well.
As for weight, if I REMEMBER <and that is shaky ground>, it's about 30lbs, unloaded. I weighed the rig without the scope, which is about a two pounder, so...32-34 by the time the rings and bases and all that good stuff are there. I'm in Florida now, and everything has been stripped <damn>. But, anyhow, I had wondered about the support of such a massive barrel; goes to show I don't know what the hell I'm do'n! [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]