What brand of action to go with

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  1. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I am contemplating have a 260 rem or 6.5x284 built. I have narrowed down my action choices down to Borden, Defiance or Surgeon. Any experiences or suggestions?

    The rest of the gun will be a 26" Brux #5 contour interrupted fluted barrel, B+C pro stock, EGW bases and rings and a jewell trigger.

    The gun will be used for punching paper, coyotes, antelope and deer.

    Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    A vote for Defiance. I am just about to leave to pick up my new 300 win with a Defiance action. I am pumped. I have looked it over and am very pleased wih the quality. The people you deal with are top notch and do what they say, they even got it to us earlier that promised. I cant wait to pull the trigger on this one.... and yes it has a Jewell.

    Jeff
     

  3. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Check with Surgeon for delivery date. A good friend was at Prague (that is where Surgeon is located) about 3 weeks ago and they wouldn't take an order & deposit on a rifle. They told him to check back in 6 months or so, maybe they would be in position then. Now, that was on a complete rifle, not just an action. Seems they are in the running for a military contract. If they get that contract it could be a long wait.
     
  4. JARHEAD1371

    JARHEAD1371 Well-Known Member

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    My custom was built last summer with a Surgeon single shot short action. I think it took a couple of weeks for the action to get to Jim See. The actions are perfect.
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    All three are very good, you will not go wrong with anyone of them. Price and delivery time will be important to most people.

    BH
     
  6. blipelt

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  7. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    All thanks for the input.

    Brent
    Nice looking rifle
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Another vote for the Defiance (Made in the Big Sky Country by an innovator :D:):D)!
     
  9. geargrinder

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  10. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Yep, Nate puts a PTG bolt in with accel firing pin, times the bolt handle, flutes the bolt. Glenn builds the action body to Nate's specs. He has done this with my lawton 7000 action, Pheonix, and my Defiance. They were all around the same price complete. They are all nice actions, but the Defiance is my favorite.


    Brent
     
  11. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    I just bought a complete Defiance long action with extended tenion, polished, one piece deep fluted bolt, #8 mounts screw holes and bolt release. It was about $400 more than yours.

    Awesome action! fit and finish is great.

    Jeff
     
  12. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

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    Guys I went back and found the reciept to make sure and it is $775(ordered in first part of '09). When I build I visit with Nate on what I want. He tells me what problems I might face with the components and warns me of potential issues. We get a build planned and I let Nate order all components. It usually takes a year or better this way, but I know the end result will be outstanding. If you look on his website he has some video of timing and attaching bolt handles. I didn't realize all the work that is involved in making a rifle function flawlessly. I am sure most others offer the same service, but this one only lives 35miles from me:D.


    Brent