Originally Posted by RockyMtnMT
I did one re-barrel on a Ruger, never again. So what do they not like about the Browning action? Did they ever say? The Ruger project shoots fine, but getting a scope set up for long range was near impossible. Very little accessories available.
Steve--not to cause a let's jump on Dave thread (me) but SGY made the decision to just leave certain makes alone because of inconstancy in the actions as well as there was just not enough demand for custom work that included accuracy (making jigs and fixtures etc) as a primary requirement after all "the only interesting rifle is an accurate one" and the term "accurate" varies from person to person.
After getting involved in competitive shooting and being mentored by Speedy among others my definition of "accurate" is probably on the more extreme side meaning that if a sporter for example will not shoot .25 MOA it does not meet my definition of "accurate". Sure it involves much more than just the rifle however, it is something that I find very fun to do meaning the entire process including measuring bearing surfaces of each bullet for example.
Will be leaving tomorrow or Monday for Colorado to go to see Speedy and pick up "Greenie" his old competition rifle and a extra tube along with the dies etc also going to build a sporter using a Stiller action in 300 Jarrett along with the dies which then will go to Bodycote for carborizing then back to Speedy to be polished out. After that it is off to see how it shoots!!!!!