Rifle actions....


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tackleberry45
December 9, 2010, 04:01 PM
So I am BS'ing with the folks at an LGS when a mini war of words comes out. The topic "which rifle action is better" If you look at my past threads you will see that I have a 25-06 as my only rifle right now. Is there a thread or reference that discusses this?? Mauser claw, Remington, "old Winchester" etc...??

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R.W.Dale
December 9, 2010, 04:12 PM
Depends on the use

For hunting I prefer the Ruger as it's purely a modern Mauser

For target work I vastly prefer a single shot savage, floating bolt head and quick change bbls

GURU1911
December 10, 2010, 12:02 AM
Having built several rifles over the past 25 years, my favorites are the remington model 721,722, & the 700. However, a howa 1500 in .30-06 was the one i chose for my father-in-law. Purchased a howa 1500 barreled action & installed it in a bell & carlson black carbelite stock. Installed a 3x9 burris fullfield scope in a set of leupold dual dovetailed bases & rings. Custom features:

*recut, lapped, & polished muzzle crown @ 45 degrees
*accra-glassed the receiver & free floated barrel .005" in the forearm.
*sprayed stock with 5 coats black wrinkle finish
* lapped the scope rings & bubble leveled the scope to the bases.
*detail polished trigger components, reassembled, & adjusted to 2.25 lbs with no creep & no over travel.

The howa 1500 has all the best features of the winchester model 70, remington model 700, & the sako all rolled into one beautiful package. I heartily endorse their product.

Zak Smith
December 10, 2010, 01:25 AM
If you look at the rifles shot by the top competitors in various disciplines, the actions are rarely the ones listed in this thread so far.

Hangingrock
December 10, 2010, 10:59 AM
Is it your intent or whish to emulate a certain venue of marksmanship? Establish your parameters of usage. One could easily spend $2500.00 on optics alone. Or one may spend a thousand dollars or less for a rifle and optic combination that is satisfactory for their needs. It’s all dependent on use.

SwampWolf
December 10, 2010, 02:32 PM
For hunting I prefer the Ruger as it's purely a modern Mauser

Me too. Mine have all been plenty accurate ( a couple of them very accurate), reliable, nice handling and good-looking to boot. Also, and important to me, my experience with Ruger's customer service has been commendable.

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