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Poll Question: which action do you like best of all?
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2 [2.08%]
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Originally posted by Chris Farris Chris Farris wrote:

Sign now classes are forming for the "Mike McDonald School of Recoil".

 

See last years class here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQJSZs-euZU

 

that .577 makes over 10000 ftlbs of energy at the muzzle with a 750 gr bullet which is more than the .700 nitro makes with a 1000 grain bullet  so i can see why people looked stupid shooting that cannon, the tyrannosaur is an accuracte moniker for that caliber, cause it could have killed one

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I don't know if this has been listed but I voted "other" because I shoot the Blaser R93.  Straight pull bolt and switch barrel capability.  Wonderfully accurate.
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i only have owned two bolt guns a stevens Model 200 and a ruger m77 MkII and i like the stevens the best
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AR15 action. Gas piston operated would be even better.
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The ORIGINAL, the one all others copied,the choice of african dangerous game PHs

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Short bolt-lift actions like Weatherby MkV, Sako 75 & 85, Tikka, Icon, a few others.

 

jonbravado wrote:

by far - the M995 sako action - it's the one used in their TRG sniper weapons -

 

it's an awesome action for a hunting/sniper rifle

In a standard caliber like 30-06 this might be perfection if you can find one.  Just make sure mine is wood!  Anyone seen the custom wood stocked versions done by Serengeti Stockworks?

 

Weatherby - don't like the safety.  Below about 3#'s the trigger can fire when you take the safety off.  All of my safeties have also been hard to operate and needed work.  Wish they did a straight stock.  Wish they offered standard calibers in the 9-lug action.  Still, 257 & 300 Weatherby's are amazing rifles.  Very smooth 9-lug magnum action. 

 

Tikka - don't like the small ejection ports.  Hard to get your fingers in there to clear jams.  Not too crazy about all the plastic.  Feels most suitable with non-magnum calibers.  Smooth action and great trigger.  For the money hard to beat. 

 

Icon - don't like small ejection port like the Tikka.  Safety/bolt lock is good but requires two steps to put on the safety and then lock the bolt.  Needs time to sort out the inevitable bugs.  Love the integrated Weaver style bases.  Beautiful wood stock.  Can't wait to handle one.

 

Sako - don't like the dovetail reciever.  Wish they'd change to integrated Weaver style base ala the Icon.  Love the trigger (owner adjustable 2-4 pounds), bolt release/safety (smooth and logical), smoothness of action.  Velvety oiled wood stocks a pleasure to handle.  Long heritage.

 

Own 700's including one very sharp looking/handling Mountain LSS in 260.  Own a Model 70 Featherweight Stainless in 6.5 Swedish that is absolutely beautiful and a joy too shoot.  But right now, considering the action, I gotta go with a Sako 85.

 

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Originally posted by timber timber wrote:

Short bolt-lift actions like Weatherby MkV, Sako 75 & 85, Tikka, Icon, a few others.

 

jonbravado wrote:

by far - the M995 sako action - it's the one used in their TRG sniper weapons -

 

it's an awesome action for a hunting/sniper rifle

In a standard caliber like 30-06 this might be perfection if you can find one.  Just make sure mine is wood!  Anyone seen the custom wood stocked versions done by Serengeti Stockworks?

 

Weatherby - don't like the safety.  Below about 3#'s the trigger can fire when you take the safety off.  All of my safeties have also been hard to operate and needed work.  Wish they did a straight stock.  Wish they offered standard calibers in the 9-lug action.  Still, 257 & 300 Weatherby's are amazing rifles.  Very smooth 9-lug magnum action. 

 

Tikka - don't like the small ejection ports.  Hard to get your fingers in there to clear jams.  Not too crazy about all the plastic.  Feels most suitable with non-magnum calibers.  Smooth action and great trigger.  For the money hard to beat. 

 

Icon - don't like small ejection port like the Tikka.  Safety/bolt lock is good but requires two steps to put on the safety and then lock the bolt.  Needs time to sort out the inevitable bugs.  Love the integrated Weaver style bases.  Beautiful wood stock.  Can't wait to handle one.

 

Sako - don't like the dovetail reciever.  Wish they'd change to integrated Weaver style base ala the Icon.  Love the trigger (owner adjustable 2-4 pounds), bolt release/safety (smooth and logical), smoothness of action.  Velvety oiled wood stocks a pleasure to handle.  Long heritage.

 

Own 700's including one very sharp looking/handling Mountain LSS in 260.  Own a Model 70 Featherweight Stainless in 6.5 Swedish that is absolutely beautiful and a joy too shoot.  But right now, considering the action, I gotta go with a Sako 85.

 

Timber 

That is funny, I own about 10 or 11 Mark V rifles and have never had any problems with the safeties.  I would take the Mark V over the Sako 85 all day long.  Otherwise your reviews are right on. 



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I have owned Weatherby rifles over the past 40 years and never had a problem with the safety, mine are the Mark V with the JP Sower manufacture in Germany

 

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I've only owned three Mark V's.  They've all been the standard action (6-lug) - I should have stated this.  A 223, 7mm-08 and 30-06.  But every one of them have been to an authorized Weatherby service center for work on the safeties.  One of the problems was they were just too stiff to operate smoothly.  They were smoothed out somewhat and I was told they would ease off more with use. 

 

I'm probably to blame on the other count, the firing when taking the safety off.  I've tried to adjust the trigger pull weight below their recommended 3# mininum to my preferred 2.5#'s.  Mea Culpa.  When I did so they would rather consistently fire (dry fire) when taking the safety off or when closing the bolt.  So I've had to turn the pull weights up above 3#'s on all of them.  Every one of them also had a small amount of creep.

 

I've been told by Weatherby that the triggers for both action sizes are the same.  I would be very interested to know if either of you have tried to lower your pull weights below 3#'s.  Can you feel creep in the triggers?  Also, I only have minimal experience with the 9-lug Magnum Action.  I believe the safeties are scaled up in the Magnum action.  Are the safeties smoother and easier to operate than the standard actions? 

 

With both of my Sako's I have been able to turn the pull weight down to 2#'s for the range to really check the scope.  Then I'll turn them up to about 2.5#'s for hunting.  They are that precise.  As to their safeties I think you'd be hard pressed to find a better set-up.  They are very very smooth and unlike the Weatherby (or Browning A-Bolt for that matter) you can load and unload the rifle with the safety engaged.  But I detest the dovetail receiver and there is no doubt the Mark V is stronger.

 

I greatly admire the 257 Weatherby Mark V and would love to own one but have been hesitant because of the experience I've had with my standard action safeties and triggers.  Set me straight guys!  I want one.



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