what kind of action???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Slaysesh, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Slaysesh

    Slaysesh Well-Known Member

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    i want to build a 6.5X284. this is where i need to start so remington 700, sako or custom??? whats the best value for my money?
     
  2. deathwobble

    deathwobble Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700LA trued and blue printed would be my vote or your could drop another 3-400 on a surgeon action... integral 20moa base and recoil lug definatly my second choice. from a value stand point
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Agree 100%
     
  4. Slaysesh

    Slaysesh Well-Known Member

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    So in the long run the 700 will be just as good as any custom and a few hundered dollaers cheaper? Also what should i pay for a standard 700 action, not trued or blueprinted?
     
  5. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Defiance is good choice like all the options they offer.
     
  6. Slaysesh

    Slaysesh Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all the responses but I'm new to this stuff! What should a guy pay for just a Remington 700 action? Not trued or anything?
     
  7. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Check Brownells they have them in stock. I believe in the $400.00 to $550.00 but you have to look I am not sure.
     
  8. Slaysesh

    Slaysesh Well-Known Member

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    I have seen them there. But what about buying them just like from people off this web sight used ones? Like 300?
     
  9. MontanaRifleman

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    I would go with a Howa/Vanguard action. You can get them for less and IMO, they are a better action for the following reasons.

    Single piece ported bolt
    Sako style extractor
    Integral recoil lug
    Flat bottom receiver
    Easy tune trigger

    I have both Vanguards and 700's and prefer the Vanguards. Doing builds on both currently. I have also tuned triggers for both and was able to tune my Vanguard triggers in less than 5 min to a crisp 1 1/2 lbs while it took 30 min or more to tune the old style 700 triggers down to only 2 1/2 lbs.

    If you upgrade to a Timney trigger you can get a 3 position for the Howa/Vanguard, but in order to get a 3 position for the 700 you must replace the bolt shroud for about $125.

    Also, the Vanguard long action is about 1/4" shorter than the 700 so a little more compact which fits the 6.5x284 cartridge a little better.

    Not all smiths work on Howas because they are metric threads. Both of my smiths convert the metric to standard when they do the rebarrel.

    Hope that helps.
     
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    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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    One more thing on the Howa/Vanguard. I also think they are a tighter and smoother action than the 700. Go to the store, work a couple off the shelf and decide for your self.
     
  11. jrsolocam

    jrsolocam Well-Known Member

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    Do your self a favor and go with Defiance, Borden or Stiller. If you are getting a custom stock, barrel, and trigger why settle for a M700???

    Re-sale value is better too.
     
  12. Slaysesh

    Slaysesh Well-Known Member

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    I was kinda thinking still but there a clone to a 700 anyways! And I don't mind the howas they seem okay but there safety's look is ugly and I don't like where it's located.


    Real question is what are the 700 actions going for used?? Say it's a good deal
     
  13. MontanaRifleman

    MontanaRifleman Well-Known Member

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  14. James H

    James H Well-Known Member

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    FYI the Howa/Vanguard action does not have a Sako style extractor it is a M16 style extractor. That is important since the M16 style is a much safer than the Sako.

    James