With the rem 700 no longer being made what your action of choice for your long range rifle ?

dgr416

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I never did have many rem 700 rifles but they were always super smooth untill they made the super cheap sps ones .I don't like savage actions even though I own two of them in 260 rem that are super accurate .The win model 70 is about out too because of cost .There is not much left in the way of factory actions .I am going to the good old ruger tang safety action for my next rifle a custom 260 rem with a ligilia barrel .The Browning a bolt is another choice but you never see anyone build rifles with them .
 

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I never did have many rem 700 rifles but they were always super smooth untill they made the super cheap sps ones .I don't like savage actions even though I own two of them in 260 rem that are super accurate .The win model 70 is about out too because of cost .There is not much left in the way of factory actions .I am going to the good old ruger tang safety action for my next rifle a custom 260 rem with a ligilia barrel .The Browning a bolt is another choice but you never see anyone build rifles with them .

Give Kauger Arms a strong look.
 

Bang4theBuck

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I gave built a few crazy accurate rifles off of Rem 700 actions. ThT said, with all of the sub $1000 choices out there for custom actions, I really don't see me doing this any longer. The Big Horns, ARC, and Curtis all get my votes with the controlled round feed Big Horn TL3 being my favorite (while not sub $1k). Once you consider all of the prefit barrel options for these actions, it really leaves little to consider, unless you are opting for the traditional approach, just because.
 

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I never did have many rem 700 rifles but they were always super smooth untill they made the super cheap sps ones .I don't like savage actions even though I own two of them in 260 rem that are super accurate .The win model 70 is about out too because of cost .There is not much left in the way of factory actions .I am going to the good old ruger tang safety action for my next rifle a custom 260 rem with a ligilia barrel .The Browning a bolt is another choice but you never see anyone build rifles with them .
Tikka
 

MagnumManiac

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It really depends on the donor when it comes to 700 actions.
All of my own customs have been built off the VS, VSSF II, Sendero II or CDL.
Not one has been out from centreline by more than .0015” so far. Building a few more later this year that I have hoarded, hoping the RR serial number jobs stay so true, they are very good action wise, the bolts leave a lot to be desired however. Lugs are way out.
Custom actions here in Down Under are so expensive with the conversion rate, then tax and then mark up, it’s ridiculous.
Cheaper to buy a donor rifle here.

Cheers.
 

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