Does anyone have a rifle built on this action? Does anyone know what the specs of the action are? Will it sport a 32 inch heavy barrel very well (without a bedding block). I am trying to decide on an action to build my 338 lapua.
I have a Dakota 76, 330 Dakota. What specs do you need to know? I am not sure if it will support the barrel you are talking about, if I were you I would give Don Allen a call. He is very nice and would give you any info you needed. If you have any questions about their rifles or action let me know.
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I have 6 or 7 rifles (light gun 1000 yard) with 30" barrels .950" muzzle diameter on Remington actions. If you have a good bedding job, the Remington will hold a 30 to 32" barrel especially if it's tapored to the .850" or .900" at the muzzle. The calibers are 6BR, 243, 6.5/284, 30 Goodling,
and (2) 300 Weatherbys. The 300 Tamahawk (300 RUM IMP)with a 34" barrel is on the Remington action also and that barrel is NOT tapored and is 1.250" all the way out.
I could have gone with a repeater or single shot. Rules at Williamsport state you have to shot single shot so that was my decision.
I would use a Ruger magnum action in 416 Rigby ($1200.) and order a custom barrel, rent the reamer, chamber, trigger job and be done. EVERYTHING WITH a Nightforce 5.5x22 less than 3000 bucks, and barrel length could maybe go to 34". The barrel tapers to .900" at 5" and .850" at 11" from the action. It also holds 3 rounds under the bolt, feeds even the 416wby case with ease.
Fit and finish is twice that of my sons model 70 Win. and many times better than the CZ. It will also handle the 505 Gibbs based wildcats as they become the new rage for LR.
I don't know anyone who has the big Ruger action alone, the price I stated was for the whole gun from a dealer. One shouldn't be to hard to find new, and a better deal on a used one from someone on the net is around also.