Other actions besides the Rem700 ?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 300WSMMAD, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

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    Gentleman, I need to know what other bolt actions currently being used by the Armed forces.

    Reason being I would like to build up a rifle for service rifle shoots but the number 1 criteria is that the action must be in current use by an armed force military/police some where in the world

    A few that have sprung to mind are Accuracy International, Sako TRG.

    What I really want is 100% proof that a Rem 700 clone is in current service eg Surgeon,Stiller etc some where.

    OR I can just pimp a remmy but.......:D

    I also have to use something called a um er a .308??? What the!! Im kidding!

    Thanks in advance

    300WSMMAD
     
  2. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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  3. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    300WSMMAD,

    You'd better check the rules again if you're looking at Service Rifle competition. If we're talking about CMP type matches, then you're limited to the M1, the M14 or the M16 and their civilian equivalents, the M1A and AR-15 series. New for this year is the AR-10 series, since these are now being used for some SOCOM sniper work (the M110), but there are no legal bolt actions for this competition, including the M700 series. If this is something other than CMP regs, like a local match, then I would imagine just about anything goes.
     
  4. Steyr Luxus

    Steyr Luxus Well-Known Member

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    You did not specify what country so here are a few that are used by military services around the world

    British L96A1
    German Anchutz 64 MP-R
    French FR F2
    Russia SV-98
    USA Macmillan TAC-308
    Canada Parker Hale Model 82
     
  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    McMillian would be a good one. Accuracy International would probably be on the top of my list.

    Tank
     
  6. 300WSMMAD

    300WSMMAD Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much, I was hoping some one like Stiller had a contract, Ive emailed the match director the links.

    Kevin, Its a "local" match here in New Zealand, they have rules and different classes. ARs, bolts, even a WWII class, with different rules for each class.

    Im looking at Bolt rifle open class, which is ANY ,load(bullet weight)etc, scope, Bipod, rear support, stock we wish to use, the only restriction we have are 308 or 223 and the action must be current service by an armed force some where in the world.

    Should be a fun class I think.

    300WSMMAD
     
  7. Kevin Thomas

    Kevin Thomas Well-Known Member

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    Sorry 'bout that! Didn't see the "return address" in you title. Yes, Service Rifle over here is a bit different. Yours sounds like it's a lot more open, and probably lot of fun. Good luck, and keep 'em in the middle!