Best Budget Custom Action Currently

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  1. 308cal

    308cal Well-Known Member

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    Looking at doing a custom in 6.5x47L and would like to go full custom, but would like to keep the action cost at $1K or less. Also, for ease, would like to stay with an action, in the Rem 700 footprint.

    Who makes the best one, in that range, and who has the best prices?
     
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  2. Clifflopez

    Clifflopez Well-Known Member

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    Kelbly atlas tactical.
     
  3. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    I think Defiance has a new lower priced action.
     
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  4. JJMoody

    JJMoody Well-Known Member

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    One for 775 in the classifieds defiance tenacity
     
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  5. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with Stiller also.
     
  6. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    Rem 700...
     
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  7. 308cal

    308cal Well-Known Member

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    Not looking for a Rem 700 want a full custom.

    Been eyeballing a Bighorn Origin.
     
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  8. matt_3479

    matt_3479 Well-Known Member

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    I have a stiller tac 30 and kelbly atlas. Have shot with a bat vr, defiance deviant, and stolle panda. And the kelbly atlas is a heck of an action for the money!
     
  9. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Stick your hand $300 deeper into your pocket and buy a Surgeon 591R.
     
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  10. muleystalker

    muleystalker Well-Known Member

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    For less than 100.00 more I would go a Borden. But I have have also built 3 rifles on the GunWerks GRB actions also, I got them at the first release sale for $745.00 at the time, I think they are 850.00 now. They are very solid actions with some nice features like borden bumps, field strippable bolt, NP3 coated one piece bolt with removable knob, pinned scope base and barrel lug. Cut for wyatt box. The Atlas is a nice action also.
     
  11. Totoro

    Totoro Well-Known Member

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    I have owned Borden, Stiller, Nesika, Surgeon with no complaints.

    The current stable consists of Defiance and Kelbly; the custom featured Defiance are a bit more $$$.

    That being said, the Kelbly Atlas will be my choice for its features and simplicity.

    Customer service from either Defiance or Kelbly is exceptional!
     
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  12. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I recently completed my second 6.5x47L for PRC competition using a Bighorn TL3 action. I effortlessly mounted the Criterion MTU barrel myself in about ten minutes, and have been very pleased with its overall performance. I chose this action based upon observing and trying out both the TL3 and Origin Bighorn actions used at PRC matches, perhaps one of the more demanding environments for a rifle action. I like the Bighorns controlled feed, interchangeable bolt head design, ease of bolt disassembly, and overall quality of workmanship. My other PRS rifle in 6.5x47 uses a Surgeon 591, also a fine action.
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  13. elf

    elf Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Marsh action
     
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    codym Well-Known Member

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    Bighorn origin is nice for the money