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Topic: favorite action
Posted By: Anthony
Subject: favorite action
Date Posted: January/19/2007 at 23:40

[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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Posted By: cheaptrick
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 02:00
Remington.

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Posted By: tahqua
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 05:50
Remington


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 07:01
Weatherby.

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Posted By: 4T570
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 07:23
Remington 700....tried a lot of others....always come back to the Remington


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 08:38
pre 64 model 70

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Posted By: Airtraffic101
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 11:49
Weatherby.


Posted By: Dale Clifford
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 12:34
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?


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 12:36
i think we were talking mass production off the shelf stuff

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Posted By: Dale Clifford
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 12:55
how sad


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 12:56
more like what most average people are using!

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Posted By: Dale Clifford
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 13:01
A steyr-mannlicher luxus is what an average shooter uses?


Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 13:58
great

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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 14:15
Remington

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Posted By: nksmfamjp
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 14:25
Savage 12 Accutrigger


Posted By: TPS_Phil
Date Posted: January/20/2007 at 21:49
Savage 10fp

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Posted By: Anthony
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 01:03

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



Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 07:49
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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Posted By: dusky-jeff
Date Posted: January/21/2007 at 09:19
accutrigger set at 2lb. better then a lot of custom jobs and definately the factory 700 action.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: January/22/2007 at 10:19

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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Posted By: nksmfamjp
Date Posted: January/22/2007 at 20:04

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? 



Posted By: jsethmor
Date Posted: January/24/2007 at 20:44
Weatherby


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: January/25/2007 at 05:52

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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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: January/25/2007 at 08:23
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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Posted By: Tip69
Date Posted: January/25/2007 at 09:34

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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Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: January/25/2007 at 18:00
The main thing I don't like about Savage actions is the fire control system -- the bolt release doubles as the sear, a huge stamped sheet metal pivoting gizmo.  I have to admit, they make some really good barrels; one of the few mfgs that still button rifles their barrels, and they offer the best accuracy for the $ anywhere.  I've found their heavy barreled varmint rifles will generally shoot!  Out of the box, they seem to outshoot most of their competition and do so for much less money.  I just don't like their trigger group design and some other detail type stuff, but otherwise, they offer a great value for the money!

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Posted By: jsethmor
Date Posted: January/26/2007 at 12:47

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

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.

 

 

I second that.  I just got a new issue of guns and ammo and there is a good article in there about the T/C Icon.



Posted By: jsethmor
Date Posted: January/26/2007 at 12:48

Originally posted by RifleDude RifleDude wrote:

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.

 

I like the butter knife bolt handle, something you don't see at all these days.  On top of all the other important factors that will make it a solid rifle.  $800 isn't all that bad either.

http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/icon.php - http://www.tcarms.com/firearms/icon.php



Posted By: koshkin
Date Posted: January/26/2007 at 22:43
Savage 10/110 action with Accutrigger.

ILya


Posted By: Acenturian
Date Posted: January/27/2007 at 01:10

I like the feel of the Sako. However, I also really like the "cock on close" of a Enfield as well.

 

AC



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Posted By: Trinidad
Date Posted: January/27/2007 at 02:05
I like alot of actions for different reasons but if I had to just pick one it would be the Mauser Magnum.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: January/27/2007 at 11:25
Originally posted by SVD666 SVD666 wrote:

I like alot of actions for different reasons but if I had to just pick one it would be the Mauser Magnum.


More the reason why we should all just buy more guns!


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Posted By: dilligaf
Date Posted: January/27/2007 at 22:48
A trued & blue printed 700 is tough to beat. But the Lawton & Surgeon actions are incredible, they are just pretty expensive.


Posted By: RifleDude
Date Posted: January/29/2007 at 11:41

Originally posted by dilligaf dilligaf wrote:

A trued & blue printed 700 is tough to beat. But the Lawton & Surgeon actions are incredible, they are just pretty expensive.

 

The only problem with a trued and blueprinted 700 is by the time you spend the $ to have the work done, you would have spent about the same money as a custom action, and you'll still have a trued factory action from the standpoint of resale value.  You can get a Stiller Predator, Borden Alpine, Nesika T Hunter, etc. which are direct drop-in replacements for the Rem700 for the same price or not much more $ by the time you factor in all the costs.  You won't have to do any trueing/blueprinting of these actions, they will fit the exact same footprint as the Remington, and they'll have better resale value if you ever decide to sell it later.



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Posted By: alex0902957
Date Posted: January/31/2007 at 23:15
A-BOLT   #1 .270WSM

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Posted By: smithrjd
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 22:27

Sako 75, the most accurate rifle I have owned untouched from factory specs. Second pre-64 model 70, then any original 98 Mauser action (CZ550) The Mauser will work always..

 

Ron  



Posted By: rootmanslim
Date Posted: February/03/2007 at 22:31
Just bolt actions? I'll take a Browning High Wall or Ruger # 1 for looks, strength and 4-6 more inches of bbl length
with the same OAL.


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Posted By: jonbravado
Date Posted: February/05/2007 at 14:06

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.

 

J



Posted By: Roy Finn
Date Posted: February/05/2007 at 15:46

Originally posted by rootmanslim rootmanslim wrote:

Just bolt actions? I'll take a Browning High Wall or Ruger # 1 for looks, strength and 4-6 more inches of bbl length
with the same OAL.

 

rootmanslim, if you like single shots, take a look at the Dakota model 10. As far as my favorite action, I really like the Husqvarna 1900 or the 8000/9000 as it is referred to here in the USA. I have not felt a smoother bolt action as far as factory actions are concerned. Unfortunately, they are no longer imported here. When I'm setting out to build an accurate hunting rig, it will be based on a Remington 700. It's very simple to build an accurate rifle based on the Remmy platform. Tons of aftermarket parts available (triggers, 3 position safeties, firing pins, bottom metal options, bolt shrouds etc.) and making them shoot more accurately is about as straight forward as it gets.



Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: February/05/2007 at 16:34
Originally posted by jonbravado 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.

 

J

 

We need to get Michael McDonald to tell you about the 995 we sold him.



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Posted By: Mike McDonald
Date Posted: February/07/2007 at 20:08

Chris just likes to hear how a guy can beat the @&$*(#^ out of himself while holding on to a rifle.

 

Picture this,  7.5 pound Sako 995(TRG-S) in 338 Lapua, no brake, full power 250 grain Laupa ammunition.

 

Now lay down on the ground, sling up the rifle prone, and fire 52 rounds in 60 minutes from 500 yards on a steel shillouette target.

 

At the end of the session;

The target, 3/8 inch 500 Brinnell armor plate, was ripped at the neck and the torso was turned 60 degrees from the head.  Group size was under moa.  (The 995 is an amazing accurate butter smooth action that can take some serious abuse.)

 

The shooter was about like the target.  Couldn't stand, couldn't focus, fluid dripping from both ears.

Took 30 minutes before I could stand unsupported and was 9 months before I could shoot a rifle.

 

The Sako was unphased.

 

 

 



Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: February/07/2007 at 20:20

That was our primary test gun for evaluating pre-production Super Snipers.  That gun will break anything on top of it, behind it and or in front of it.

 

The strange thing about Mike is that after he ran extensive test for us and after a few trips to the hospital/doctor, he was insistent on purchasing that rifle.  Why I have no idea.

 

XOTIC notified me that we might have a scope to start testing as soon as three months.  One play with a .460 WBY we just got in.

 

Did I ever get you to sign some sort of release?  You do know we don't have workers comp....right?



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Posted By: Mike McDonald
Date Posted: February/08/2007 at 06:55

I've shot a 460 Weatherby.

 

 

 

 

 

One time.



Posted By: jonbravado
Date Posted: February/08/2007 at 08:01

that's good to hear - i have a TRG-S chambered in a 30.06 and i put three shots of factory hornaday BTSP's through a dime @ 100yrds.

 

amazing action.  338 lapua is too much for me ;)

 

it is the sweetest rifle i have ever shot. my tikka T3 is not far behind though.

 

mike, your shootin stories are good reads!!! keep em coming!! 

 

i bought the TRG-S on closout for 500 bucks new. a complete steal.

 

J



Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: February/08/2007 at 08:13

I can sort of relate.  I have a custom Wby. 340, wooden stock, McGowen medium to heavy contour barrel, about 9 maybe 10 lbs..  Went to sight it in with sandbags in the sitting position.  After about 7 shots and getting the rifle sighted in adequately, it was time to stop.  52 shots in 60 minutes, with a 7.5 pound rifle!  That is the true definition of punishment.  By the way, my Swift Premier scope held up quite nicely.

  By the way, it is a beautiful rifle, built on a German Mauser action, bought through either aucitonarms or gunbroker for a real deal.  I really do not think the owner new what he was selling.  Jeweled bolt, stock finished to perfection and a perfectly blued McGowen barrel.  Sweet rifle.  Not a mountain rifle mind you, but sweet. 



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Posted By: Chris Farris
Date Posted: February/09/2007 at 10:15

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



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Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: February/09/2007 at 10:21
Nice, sign me up now.

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Posted By: Alex44
Date Posted: June/24/2007 at 10:58
Controlled round feed Model 70 Winchester.

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Posted By: nksmfamjp
Date Posted: June/24/2007 at 13:16
Savage


Posted By: Duce
Date Posted: June/24/2007 at 16:53

Now for some one that is a good writer to organize all this information and write a paper that we can present to our wives on why we need a gun collection and scope collection not just one or two. post it so we can print it out and make it look like and imporatant sturdy from a university or the goverment and we will have it made to buy more good stuff with less hassle & home resistance.

 

Duce 



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Posted By: hot30
Date Posted: June/24/2007 at 19:29
         SAVAGE

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Posted By: pyro6999
Date Posted: June/24/2007 at 20:21
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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375H&H Mag: Yeah, it kills stuff "extra dead"

343 we will never forget

God Bless Chris Ledoux
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Posted By: OK hunter
Date Posted: July/04/2007 at 10:30
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.


Posted By: Jackson
Date Posted: July/23/2007 at 22:59
i only have owned two bolt guns a stevens Model 200 and a ruger m77 MkII and i like the stevens the best


Posted By: AR15Hunter
Date Posted: September/26/2007 at 01:05
AR15 action. Gas piston operated would be even better.


Posted By: Argie
Date Posted: October/01/2007 at 23:14

The ORIGINAL, the one all others copied,the choice of african dangerous game PHs

                                        Mauser '98



Posted By: timber
Date Posted: October/04/2007 at 17:08

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 



Posted By: Blackbird
Date Posted: October/04/2007 at 18:51
Stolle Panda F-Class


Posted By: Dolphin
Date Posted: October/05/2007 at 10:06
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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Posted By: Duce
Date Posted: October/05/2007 at 10:31

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

 

Duce



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Posted By: timber
Date Posted: October/08/2007 at 14:51

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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