Single shoot vs. repeater?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by Rogue, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Rogue

    Rogue Well-Known Member

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    Is a single shot action (Remington 40-X) better than a Remington 700 repeater? If so, then how much better?

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  2. TheReeper

    TheReeper Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the single shot (Remington 40-X Action) is much better than the regular Remington 700 repeater. I believe the 40-X actions have been trued, squared and are much tighter. However, if your thinking about buying a new action, I would highly recommend looking at a Stiller Predator Action. The Predator will run you about $750.00 and it is a much better action than the 700.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Yes !! but not much

    The 40 x actions used to be 100% turned on the OD and the 700 were not
    plus the 40x single shot action has a solid bottom (no cut out for a magazine
    well) making it much stronger/ridged.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Out of problem a dozen Remington 40X actions I've built off of in the past 5 years I have yet to find one that has been trued properly by Remington. They are deffinately stiffer than the model 700 but as for receiver face an locking lugs being square and the threads concentric, they're not any better or worse than a model 700.

    Reeper is correct as it's almost more feasible to just get a Stiller action for around $750. A Remington 40x will cost you between $400 - $500 or more for just the action. Add in the cost of having the receiver face and locking lugs cut square to the centerline of the action, the threads cut concentric to the centerline of the action and the bolt face and locking lugs cut square to the centerline of the bolt will run around $150 plus a good parallel lug $30. You have between $580 - $680 or more. For a little more you could have really nice custom action.

    Unless you already have one, can get one at a good price or decide not to have the action trued, a custom action is the way to go.