Anyone seen the new Amer. Ridfe Co. NUCLEUS action?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Litehiker, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. Litehiker

    Litehiker Well-Known Member

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    On the 6.5 Creedmoor site there is a post on the new NUCLEUS three lug bolt action. It has a BIG rotating extractor claw and three bolt guide rails among other niceties. Plus it fits stocks and chassis made for the Remington 700 action. My mouth is watering...

    Anyone actually seen this beast in the flesh?

    Eric B.
     
  2. Clucknmoan

    Clucknmoan Well-Known Member

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    Had my hands on it at SHOT this year. One of the best things I saw. Pretty smooth.
     
  3. Totoro

    Totoro Well-Known Member

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    +1 with Cluck, smooth but a little chunky to my eye but thats purely subjective.

    The Origin from BHA is very nice as well.
     
  4. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    The interchangeable bolt heads ,switch barrel set up if wanted with only one 5/32 hex key, tabbed recoil lug, adjustable firing pin protrusion, and the smaller firing pin diameter for small and large primers are all very appealing features. Thier Mausingfield action has also caught my eye as well.
     
  5. CMP70306

    CMP70306 Well-Known Member

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    When mine shows up later this year I'll give the rundown on it. As a CRF fan there was no way I could pass up adding a CRF three lug action to my safe.

    I pre-ordered one and plan to build a short rifle in 6.5 Creedmoor as a compliment to my heavy Mausingfield target rifle in .300 Win Mag. Also bought the .223 bolt head and Barloc so I can switch barrels and run a .223, .300 BO or .22-250 barrel on it as well for added versatility.
     
  6. bbckfh

    bbckfh Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. Mine's on order. Getting the PVA barreled action deal. Going to mimic a Havak in conception. It was a very rough decision between this and an Axiom.
     
  7. Longtooth32

    Longtooth32 Well-Known Member

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    I also have a Mausingfield LA...dropped a nice Bull Elk with it...

    I also have a Nucleus on order for $850...have barrels being made as we type...

    Ted rules in my book...
     
  8. CMP70306

    CMP70306 Well-Known Member

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    I'm getting the barrel from PVA but I ordered the action directly from Ted. I went with a medium Palma, which contour and chambering did you go with?

    Congrats on the bull, I'm east so it's all white tail for me though I'd like to get out west at least once. I have hunted with my Mausingfield twice but being a heavy target rifle at 20 pounds its not well suited for the short range hunting we have here. However they are supposed to clear cut the mountain near us so I might get a chance to stretch it out to 1000, figure the 225gr ELD-M should do a number on them.
     
  9. bbckfh

    bbckfh Well-Known Member

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    I went with a Proof Sendero Light finished at 22" in 6.5 PRC. This will be my Western elk gun.

    We'll see how it turns out. I've got a Browning X-Bolt that I'm putting a Bartlein fluted #3 in 6.5 Creedmoor finished at 20" barrel on for suppressed woods hunting. I might have PVA spin that barrel as well, but I live just over an hour from Pierce, same from ADCO, so we'll see.