Which $1000 Action

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by timmymic, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. timmymic

    timmymic Well-Known Member

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    Looking at a new build and wondering what action to go with. By budget is $1000 for the action, so far I have looked at the Shilen DGR and the ARC Nucleus. Does anyone have experience with either or are there others in this budget I should be looking at? I already have a proof barrel in 6.5 PRC with Savage threads so it will need to be one like the above two that accepts the savage threads.
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    A Bighorn Origin fits your budget and accepts Savage threads.

    I have read several accounts of the Nucleus not working correctly. I'm not sure if it is a design issue or an assembly issue. There seem to be a lot of people screwing their own stuff together these days.
     
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  3. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    Seems you put the cart before the horse by buying a savage threaded barrel. Limits your options. Take a broader look at other actions and you may find one that will make you sell the savage barrel. The Curits Axiom is one I'm considering at the moment. Also, Gunwerks has some pretty good sales on their budget actions. I have no recommendations for a savage threaded action as I don't look for them.
     
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  4. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Defiance Deviant or Curtis Axiom.
     
  5. Rick Richard

    Rick Richard Well-Known Member

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    I have owned several Defiance actions as well as Stiller... I like them both.
     
  6. Deviant

    Deviant Well-Known Member

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    The Bighorn TL3 or SR3 are both awesome actions. I have friends who own them both. The Origin is the less expensive version and all 3 will accept Savage threads. I personally like Defiance actions and they are now making the Tenacity which is a lower cost action at $885 but I don't believe they make one thats compatible with Savage threads.
     
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  7. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    Savage action...then spend the remaining money on ammo/bullets/powder.
     
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    I've only worked on one savage action and when it was all trued up and smoothed over, it felt really good. About 3/4 the way to a custom action. Shoots bug holes too.
     
  9. Greyfox

    Greyfox Well-Known Member

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    Take a look at the Big Horn actions. Savage threads. Very positive reports from hunters, as well as the PRS shooters.
     
  10. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    I would do a Bighorn although it would exceed your budget. I think you’re getting great advice on just getting a savage action and using the rest of the money on optics or something else. All my Savages (7) shoot lights out and if you get the new accufit savage you’ll get a good stock along with a great action. Good luck with whatever way you go.
     
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  11. Deviant

    Deviant Well-Known Member

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    The Origin is under $900.
     
  12. Tidus56

    Tidus56 Well-Known Member

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    I was meaning the SR3 or TL3. I haven’t looked all that hard at the Orgin. What type of a build is this? Bench gun, hunting gun or what?
     
  13. CMP70306

    CMP70306 Well-Known Member

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    I’ll have more insight when I receive my Nucleus next week but from what I’ve seen the issue doesn’t affect the performance per say. It appears that in some builds the action is more push feed with controlled round extraction but it doesn’t seem to be causing any malfunctions when running the action. So far of the people that have the issues it hasn’t quite been pinned down what is causing it.
     
  14. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, our Axiom does not accept Savage threads.
     
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