What’s your favorite hunting action?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Blacktail-hunter, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. Blacktail-hunter

    Blacktail-hunter Active Member

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    ok so I’m considering doing a custom 7mm08 for deer in California what are some of the better custom actions for a hunting rifle? Not looking to build a bench gun but something that can be packed around the hills? I have been told some work better than others for hunting due to some being built to tight for a reliable hunting gun?
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    I really like my Surgeon 591 for both precision competition and hunting. In my experience, it has been very reliable, with sufficient clearances to handle dusty/dirty conditions while not trading off the requirements for high precision work.
     
  3. Pete FARR

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    Look at Remington Models 7, 600, 660, they work good. Depending on how much you want to spend, and how light you want your rifle to be, there titanium 700 clones that well also.
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Remington Mod 7 ,673, 700 and 788s For the short cartridges and the Weatherby Mark 5 for the big cartridges.

    The Remingtons have the most aftermarket parts available. And respond well to accurizing.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  5. jraulsten

    jraulsten Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Got a good one for sale on here. Make me an offer:)
     
  6. Blacktail-hunter

    Blacktail-hunter Active Member

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    J E do you happen to work on the weatherby action? I have one I’m looking to have built after my Colorado hunt in November.
     
  7. Blacktail-hunter

    Blacktail-hunter Active Member

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    The action or a rifle?
     
  8. jraulsten

    jraulsten Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Sorry, I should have clarified. Rifle in the Guns for Sale section....
     
  9. N2TRKYS

    N2TRKYS Well-Known Member

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    M700, Model Seven, and push fed M70 actions.

    I bought a Remington Model Seven SS in 7-08 with a 20" barrel in November. I love that handy, little rifle. It's very accurate, as well.
     
  10. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    If you want the "custom" touches take a look at the Stiller TAC 30.
     
  11. Just cut

    Just cut Well-Known Member

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    I Have guns built on Stiller actions and defiance actions, they both are really good actions. The defiance cost a little more but in my opinion they are nicer actions.
     
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  12. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    If he doesn't, this place does. He is a member here. His screen name is "Hired Gun".

    http://www.straightshootersupply.com/contact-us-1.html
     
  13. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    For a hunting action go lone Peak. They build titanium action that will save you half a pound
     
  14. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the Curtis Axiom for my next build. Really nice action