what action?

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by j-speers, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. j-speers

    j-speers Member

    Aug 23, 2009
    i cant narrow down what action to go with when i build my .280rem im thinking either a savage because there strong cheap all kinds of aftermarket support and so on but i hate the safty on them, the other one i was looking at was the howa 1500 but there isent as much support for there but i like the safty much more, i know a 700 would solve this problem but i like to be diffrent. any other suggegons are welcome but i need something budget freindly gun)
  2. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

    May 21, 2008
    There is actually a lot of after market equipement for the Howa 1500. Any bases and rings that fit a Rem 700 will fit the Howa 1500 and there are a number of after market stocks available for them.

    I dont have any experience with a Savage but my 1500 action is a solid peice of work.


  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    The Weatherby Vanguard is still being sold for under $400,oo
    at many stores and makes a very good donor.

    It's the same action that is in a Howa.

    If you can find one in 25/06, 270win, 280 rem,30/06 all you have to do is screw a custom
    barrel on it. and if you find one in 280rem then you are good to go.

    I prefer the Remington for the reasons you stated, but the Vanguard is a great rifle at
    a great price.