Maybe you can sell that story to BAT, Hall, McBros, or Geske for use as advertisments for using their actions instead of the competitions? You won't get your $1400 back but if your lucky another manufacturer might feel sympathetic for you.
I don't have precise measuring equipment so ignorance of ones own equipment is blissful as long as the darn thing shoots like it's expected. Now if it doesn't shoot that will require lots of technical stuff and $$$$ to correct.
Your long, in-depth tale of woe has really made me tired. At least with Remington 700s I'm ready for the problems. I must say that the few Nesikas, BATs, AMTs and Geskes that I've messed with were all made into good shooting longrange rifles.
The most surprising thing was the Rockwell of the receiver. How could that happen?
Thank you for taking the time to outline your recent experience with the Nesika. I appreciate your expertise and candor, and must tell you that you just popped a bubble as I have always wanted a rifle built on a Nesika - till now. A while back I shot one built by Kenny Jarret and was in awe of that machine.
You are fortunate that you could personally trouble-shoot so much of that aggravation, most shooters would have been majorly screwed.
Certainly hope that your new rifle makes up for all that frustration.
Wow. I know a lot of people talk smack about Remington quality control (I've got my issues w/ them as well. Their guns still shoot, but inspite of some QC issues IMO) but that takes the cake. Me thinks Nesika is off the 'to-buy' list for this boy at least. But then, I'm currently dabbling in HighPower, and Bat, Stolle, Nesika, Viper, etc. are not exactly prominent in that arena, so I should be safe for a while [img]images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
I remember when you had extractor problems with the Neseika action and we looked in the gravel to try to find a part up at the shoots. Didn't know that action gave you all that trouble, I guess that BAT is hard to beat.