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Poll Question: which action do you like best of all?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
22 [22.92%]
6 [6.25%]
16 [16.67%]
0 [0.00%]
6 [6.25%]
2 [2.08%]
8 [8.33%]
1 [1.04%]
7 [7.29%]
1 [1.04%]
2 [2.08%]
2 [2.08%]
0 [0.00%]
7 [7.29%]
16 [16.67%]
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[watch the 700 take 98%]

 

I personally love weatherby, I like the look of the shroud and the fluted bolt, and I find it to the smoothest working action.

 

before the remington lovers start chasing me with torches and pitchforks. I also like remingtons, they would be #2 in my book only because of the shape of the bolt [it's doesn't fit my hand very well] and the factory stock, while better than the browning, doesn't cut the mustard compared to the factory stock on weatherby's. And let's not lie, pretty much all factory triggers suck.

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Remington 700....tried a lot of others....always come back to the Remington
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pre 64 model 70
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You haven't even mentioned the really good ones-BAT,Stoll, Surgeon,Neiska,Cooper,two lug Sakos, Colt Saur, Blazer,Eccles, should I go to 14 so we could take the poll again?
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i think we were talking mass production off the shelf stuff
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more like what most average people are using!
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A steyr-mannlicher luxus is what an average shooter uses?
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oops, I thought I put savage in there, but I ran out of room, which is why I didn't include the rifles Dale mentioned, so I put the ones that I feel are most common, except now that I look at it I would switch the mossberg with a savage

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Now the question was what was your favorite action and I too love the Remington 700 action, Tikka etc.  But, I am going out on a limb and ready to get alot of fire in my face.  But, when it comes to the finest action made, the Mark V has them all beat hands down for strength and smoothness of action, with that short throw for quickness of follow-up shot, not to mention, never have to worry about have the bolt hitting the scope.  I like the Mark V, far better than the Blazer action, which feels quirky like, did I really load a shell.  Really, all the modern actions today are good and have their pluses and minuses, in fact, their was a good article, either in Shooting Times, Rifle Shooter or Field and Stream comparing actions.  They made a mistake and stated the throw for the Mark V was 60 degrees and said the trigger was not adjustable.  But, beyond that it was a good article, describing the differences and what they meant for hunters.  Really, boiled down to what you prefer.  Just my 2 cents, as J would say.  So, I am ready, lets hear it.
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accutrigger set at 2lb. better then a lot of custom jobs and definately the factory 700 action.
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Hate to sound wishy-washy, but I can't decide on just one.  I like individual features of several different actions.  I like the function of a well-made CRF action like the Dakota 76, Kimber 84M/8400 etc. and the Mauser-style extractors associated with them (really due to nostalgic reasons as much as anything else),  but I have to admit the Rem 700 style enclosed bolt face / counterbored barrel shank push feed design is safer in the rare event of case rupture.  I like the 3 position safety of the Winchester 70 and its clones, the bolt release of the Sako, the Remington trigger (not because of the factory trigger supplied, but because of all the drop in aftermarket triggers designed for it), the 3 lugs and short lift of the Sako 75, the integral Picatinney scope bases of the new T/C Icon, the enclosed bridge receiver design, full diameter bolt, and recessed bolt shroud of the Sauer 200/202 & new T/C Icon, the recessed floorplate release button in the trigger guard of the Ruger 77, with the bedding footprint of a Rem 700.

 

If I had to pick one, the Dakota M76 and 97, the Kimber 84 and 8400 series, and the Empire 98L come closest to what I like in a hunting action, and the Rem700 and its clones come closest to what I’d choose for an “ultra-accuracy” project -- among factory actions.  Throw in custom actions, and it’s an entirely different ball game.

 

Then again, I also like an extremely well-made falling block single shot like the Dakota Model 10, mainly for aesthetics and nostalgia reasons.

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Oh well, if we get to throw those in. . .

 

In a 1000yd BR rifle, I think I would choose a BAT.

 

In a custom tactical rifle, I think I would choose one of the customs(there are a few) with a built in 1 pc. scope base, Rem 700 type trigger, nice big recoil lug and a detachable magazine.

 

In an Africa Rifle, the Empire action looks tops to me.  If I had to do it on a budget, the Montana action looks very nice for this too.

 

For a custom walking hunter rifle, I can't see anything better than the Sako 75.

 

For a discounted version of any of these, Savage actions are not far behind.  The available triggers and scope bases are making them closer.  Sure a Remington can be modified to be pretty darn good, but Savage has designed out some inherent inaccuracies or the Remington design.

 

Features I prefer in a varmint/long range hunting/tactical action:

- fixed ejector(easy to control brass exiting, also case is not pushed offcenter into the chamber)

- M16 type or Savage type extractor(easy single feeds)

- detachable magazine for quick reloads at the ready.

- Rem 700 or Savage 10 style trigger for lots of aftermarket choice.

- rough match to Rem 700 or Savage 10 shape for good stock choice.

- easy bolt removal.

- easy to use/reach three position safety

- one piece integral picatinney base or availability of quality 1 pc bases.

- big bolt knob

 

My Savage 12 does all of this well enough for me right now.  Now how do I explain to my wife that my $600 rifle needs a $3000 USO scope? 



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I am pulling for those Wbys., but still love that Remington action, or for that matter the Tikka, oh well, the Savage, oh the Vanguard, Ruger, Howa, hmm., you know.  I just love bolt action rifles.  I find something good in all of them.

Had to edit.  Even though, I read an update, Oh I am reading again, DC will not like me for that, I do not think I would like the Mossberg, but for those on an extreme budget, it shot well in the re-tests.  But, I have not handled the rifle.



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I'm really intrigued by that new T/C Icon rifle / action.  It has some really nice features and I like the overall looks of the gun.
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BAR!   So damn fun to shoot and accurate enough for what I do.  Have a 30-06, .308 & .243.  the .243 is almost like shooting a .22 as far as recoil goes.  I wish they offered it in a .260 with the synthetic stock..... talk about the perfect kid/smaller stature Whitetail rig.  I do need to have some trigger work done though....... didn't really notice this too much until I got the Savage Accu-triggered 11FL for the kid.

 

Only problem with the Savage is that I need to send it back and have the spring in the magazine adjusted....it will only feed properly with 2 shells.  If you put in more, the front of the shell dips and hits the wall preventing it from being fed into the chamber.  And their safety SUCKS!!! 

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