Custom action what ifs

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by ssandberg, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. ssandberg

    ssandberg Active Member

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    If you were in the market for a custom action (and could design it yourself) what would be your criteria in order of importance and why?

    The following are just some things off the top of my head
    stainless vs chromo
    integral rail yes/no
    scope mount types
    ejection port configuration
    integral lug yes/no (If yes what size)
    weight
    2, 3, 4, ?? number of lugs
    push feed vs crf
    bolt stop style (Rem,Sako,Nesika, other)
    bolt knob
    ejector,extractor types
    full round/octagonal/flat/elliptical/fluted/lightened...
    COAL accomodations
    etc...
     
  2. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    I will add a little more information about this post by Learning.

    I have been bouncing some ideas off of some of the local guys about a new action that we will be producing. Scott (Learning) is one of the guys that has showed some interest and offered input.

    Some of the things that we are talking about are as follows:

    Bolt, 3 lug front and 1 rear. Benefits include short bolt throw, more evely distributs load on the bolt and strength.
    Cone style lug face.
    Proper ejection angle. Sako or Ar style extractor

    Integrated recoil lug. Longer tention.

    Fits in Remington inlet stocks.

    Uses Remington trigger.

    Side bolt stop.

    3" oal for short action, 3.9 for long action.

    Solid top for rigidity.

    Any input will be appretiated.
     

  3. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen,
    While you are still in the concept phase; I have a couple of questions. 1.) Which style or type of safety would you use? 2.) On a fully custom receiver why the Remington trigger?
    No criticism or disagreement intended just seeking enlightenment.
    Dave
     
  4. LOBO

    LOBO Well-Known Member

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    Those ideas sound good.

    Chris
     
  5. gliechty

    gliechty Well-Known Member

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    Remington trigger? Many options for after market triggers. Also the bolt will use remington style striker assembly.
    Standard safety will be remington style, with a 3 position winchester style as an option.
     
  6. älg

    älg Well-Known Member

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    My opinion:

    c. moly
    3 pos safety
    sako type extractor
    nesika style drop bolt
    not too big ejection port
    integrated 20 moa rail
    rem style trigger system
    3 lugs...., external diameter flush with bolt diameter