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Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

 
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Old 08-22-2010, 01:57 AM
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Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Hopefully within the next few months I want to start putting together parts for my first all out custom build. I want a 6.5x284 with an 8 twist 26" sendero contour barrel. Probably a Lilja, Hart, Broughton, Krieger, etc.... from what Iv heard cant go wrong with any of them. One thing I cant decide on is which action, Stiller, Borden, Lawton, etc......???? Any help is appreciated and I also need to decide on which smith to put it together for me so let me know what you guys think?

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Old 08-22-2010, 04:50 AM
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Depends on how much you want to spend. Those are all good actions. Jim Borden is top notch and in addition to making the actions, he is a great gunsmith. He would be my first choice for a complete rifle.
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Check out Glenn Harrisons' "Defiance" actions. They're a 'top notch' piece of work IMO.
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Go Krieger and a Stolle Kodiak and never look back! I have many Predators, Bat, Pythons and even Farley and this is my favorite.

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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

G'day mate i am a few weeks away(here's hoping anyway) from receiving my 6.5-284 build i went with a lawton 7500 s/shot action and am trying a lawton barrel for the first time,it's an 8 twist finished at 30" med palma fluted,you wont go wrong with any of the barrel and action makers you mentioned,i think it will come down to who puts it together for you.
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Re: Which Custom Action for 6.5x.284 Build?

Is the Defiance action basicly the same as the Nesika action? I don't own a Nesika but I've always been a big fan of their actions. Just wondering if there is any difference/s between the two other than the new name.
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Is the Defiance action basicly the same as the Nesika action? I don't own a Nesika but I've always been a big fan of their actions. Just wondering if there is any difference/s between the two other than the new name.
The 'Defiance"actions I've used have been Rem. 700 clones but with the option of a feed port other than Rem. and made to much tighter specs and much stiffer. Both companies started by the same man. "Dakota Arms" bought Nesika Bay. I guess Glenn just had to start a new project! And personally, I'm glad he did. Nesika Bay made/makes some round bodied actions. I'm not sure whether Defiance is making flat bottomed actions or not. Check their web site, they are avertisers here.
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