Best gun action

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Mr.Moa, May 1, 2011.

  1. Mr.Moa

    Mr.Moa Well-Known Member

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    Regardless of price what would be the rifle action you would stick on a gun. I personaly like weatherby/howa 1500. I know most people are going to stick to their rem 700 which i like too. I played with a savage 111 lrh the other day and its action wasnt bad either but ive also held a couple savages that weren't near as smooth as others. I know a lot of people start building guns up from savage/stevens actions. I've heard weatherby mark V actions are like cutting through hot butter but they don't seem to be used as much as others. So if you could have your pick of any action whose would it be and it doesnt have to be one i mentioned.
     
  2. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    A Defiance in a sheep hunter, with deep or double flute one piece bolt, with knurled aluminum bolt knob would be on my wish list
     
  3. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Win Pre 64 Model 70
     
  4. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

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    It depends on the use and where you live.

    I live in the desert and have been told by my custom rifle smith (2 of them actually) that certain well-known actions are made of a softer metal and that given the very dusty, windy, desert environment in las vegas the grit will wear the actions faster than normal. So I should avoid them in favor of actions with harder metals, like STiller or Barnard.

    For a tactical or magazine fed action I think that its hard to go wrong with a Surgeon or a Stiller. I've never owned a Howa or Weatherby, so I can't speak to them.

    My current actions in my gun safe are Stiller, Surgeon, Remington, Nesika (from Washington), Barnard.

    JeffVN
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    Holy cow! If that ain't the 1 million dollar question!! lol Wow, is that hard to answer.... I have 4 Savages, 3 Remmys, 2 Ruger's .... & a partridge in a pear tree.:D

    anyway, after installing the bolt lift kits in the Savages I believe they are in all accounts, better than a stock remmy, but my "worked over" remmy's fell better than a stock Savage & the Ruger is just a beater...

    If I have my choice of customs (limited by me being a southpaw), it would either be a Nesika (damn are they smooth), or a Defiance, the Stiller looks great but have a few issues I don't like.

    Let the debate begin & good shooting!gun)
     
  6. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    Allen Precision Shooting"s RAPTOR action is the best, hands down!
     
  7. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I had forgotten all about Kirby's RAPTOR actions!! Since he was nice enough to offer a LH version, I might have to add that to the list of candidates for my next custom :D
     
  8. bogger01

    bogger01 Well-Known Member

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    i like the lawtons
     
  9. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Three little letters

    B A T
     
  10. dkhunt14

    dkhunt14 Well-Known Member

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    No better Machining than a BAT. Matt
     
  11. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver Official LRH Sponsor

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    Well, I felt that the Nesika Bay and BAT receivers were the top of the pile for a precision big game rifle receiver. As such, when I designed my Raptor, I took both of these receivers, pulled the best features from both, added several unique features and came up with my Raptor receiver.

    I designed it to be the ultimate receiver for a long range, precision big game rifle platform so I guess I would have to say I think the Raptor is the best receiver out there!!!:D

    That said, if you want a 6 lb ultralight, do not bother looking into the Raptor!!!:rolleyes:
     
  12. Skyking

    Skyking Official LRH Spponsor

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    Big Horn with the floating bolt head!!!!!
     
  13. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700, trued up, for most calibers and 9 lug Wby MK V's for most boomers. I've never shot benchrest, so these work for me at $350 - $650 for a complete donor rifle. My best (7-08) can shoot into the mid teens (best .134") at 100 yds when I can. My .30 x .378 once put five 190gr matchkings into .204" at 100 yds. I just switched to 200gr Accubonds. First 2 loads are under 1/2". Both rifles are way better than I am.

    Tom
     
  14. buckfynn

    buckfynn Well-Known Member

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    For bolt actions 1) Pre '64 Winchester 2) Sako L57 (Pre Garcia) 3) Remington 700 are my choices.

    I am also fond of the Ruger # 1 and the Savage 99 actions.