Action life span

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  1. Nude nut

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    Hi,
    Just curious what would be the life span of a action used in comp shooting we send a lot of lead down range every year surely they cant last forever there is alot going on every time we pull the trigger.

    Cheers Trev.
     
  2. dmoran

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    For myself: replace the firing pin spring every couple years. A trigger tune-up every now and then. Possibly a firing pin or two, and same for extractor. Other then those items, plan on shooting them the rest of my life.
    Donovan
     
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  3. Nude nut

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    Thanks for your reply I should of asked before I started building another rifle to spread the work load oh well another toy to play with.
    I just started adding up my round count 5000 a year +/- thats 20000 in another 3 years I was sort of shocked thats what got me thinking.

    Cheers Trev.
     
  4. R.Morehouse

    R.Morehouse Gold $$ Contributor

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    My 6ppc action is a Bat serial # S-7. It has been used a whole lot and is old enough that Bat has no records if it....Said the old man most likely made it in his kitchen...;)
     
  5. dragman

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    Like that #26 M that we have both owned Rick! some oldies but goodies!!! Now life span in my ownership that is 6 months if it's lucky!!!
     
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  6. R.Morehouse

    R.Morehouse Gold $$ Contributor

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    Those old Bats sure run nice....
     
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  7. Alex Wheeler

    Alex Wheeler Gold $$ Contributor

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    Actions dont really wear if maintained. I dont know that I have ever heard of a "worn out" action. So long as you don't abuse or damage one, I would say about 1000 years.
     
  8. damoncali

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    I don't know that there are too many people who can afford to wear out an action.
     
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  9. Immike

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    I'm shooting a 4 digit rem 40x with a replacement bolt on my 22br. Still works great!
     
  10. ballisticdaddy

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    On any of the steel actions I would not believe there is any concern as to wearing them out.....but I do wonder about a few of the aluminum actions?
     
  11. Toby Bradshaw

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    If you're talking about aluminum-bodied actions like Kelbly's Panda, there are steel inserts for the barrel threads and primary extraction cam. One of our local shooters has put 30+ barrels on his Panda (30K-60K rounds), and it still has the same action face to boltface dimension as when new.

    You can see the barrel thread insert here:

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  12. ballisticdaddy

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    Understood but I do know from experience that steel being worn against aluminum will cause galling especially over a long period of time, the bolt and bolt face are all steel and should not show much signs of wear but what about the bolt raceway?
     
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    Properly maintained a Panda will last you a lifetime.
     
  14. Shynloco

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    AMEN!
     
  15. Nude nut

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    Ita a stiller viper ss after thinking more about it all I guess all the boom bang is in the chamber but its good to know that it will last me out.

    Cheers Trev.
     
  16. Don

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    Pre War Model 70 1000 yard Prone Rifle. still cleans a Target Evey non and then :rolleyes:

    Kreiger Barrel and Canjar trigger Master Class Stock
     
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  18. dkhunt14

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    The lugs don't hardly touch the raceway. It is all steel where the bolt locks up. They use a threaded steel insert glued in. The contact points are all like a regular action. Matt
     
  19. expiper

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    worrying about the lugs wearing out a Panda action during cycling,,,is like worrying if you will wear one out by rubbing it on the leg of your pants while carrying it back and forth to the line !!!...roger
     
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  20. 6fatrat

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    Post 68 Win. model 70, used as a XTC match rifle from 81 to apx. 93. Each year 3000+/- live fire times 10 dry fire, feed ramp and raceways have worn to the point it is retired.
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