Montana rifleman action

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Possum284, May 9, 2008.

  1. Possum284

    Possum284 Well-Known Member

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    I'm buying an action for gunsmithing school want something similar to a model 70 but can't seem to get an actual m70 but these seem to be close it isn't a barrled action just an action I haven't heard good things about the barrels don't know much about the actions any help is appreciated thanks
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Possum

    Not trying to talk you out of the Montana Rifleman Action but
    I would start with a Remingtion action for your first biuld.

    The reason is that they are very simple to blueprint,they respond
    well to accurizing and a good donor rifle is inexpensive.

    Also good Stocks are easy to find for the Remingtion.

    Plus as a gunsmith you will probably build more custom rifles on
    Remingtion actions than anything else.

    Plus after your finished you will have a nice custom rifle that will
    shoot well.

    Just my opinion
    J E CUSTOM
     
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  3. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    On the other hand, it would be nice to have more accuracy minded M70 specialists around. But the 700 would be alot easier to start with.
     
  4. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

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    Montana Actions are just fine for a student to work on

    The main problem with Montana 1999 actions is delivery. I have built two rifles on these actions an have a third action on order. I placed my last order on December 4, 2007 and have been given several promised delivery dates. I don't think Jeff and Devin have improved on Bryans delivery problems. The Montana will require some fit and finish work.
    Rustystud