Bighorn Origin action

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  1. mike a

    mike a Silver $$ Contributor

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    Anyone awaiting? Coming out mid next month. Anyone getting parts together. I've got a Shilen SS select match, savage varmint contour, waiting on my Bix n Andy Tac/ sport Pro, Sol M5 bottom metal and McMillan Gamewarden Adjustable on order.
     
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  2. mike a

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    Wow, no love.
     
  3. JRS

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    Nothing really new. It's a budget version of the TL3.
     
  4. boltfluter

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    Bighorn makes a great action. I have one of the originals when Aj Goddard was building them. Rumor has it that the new ones are as good or better than the originals. I believe you will be very happy.:D:D

    Paul
     
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  5. mike a

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    That's the second time
    Go rain on somebody else's parade.
     
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  6. mike a

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    I too believe I will like it. I really like that it has savage threads. The floating/ swappable bolt head is nice. This will be my first ever custom action and I feel quite a step up from the trued 700 action. I can't believe I'm putting an $800 dollar stock on it. This will be a $4000 dollar rig w/glass. It's budget alright. All of mine!
     
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  7. Riesel

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    A fellow here in SA got one of those actions in about 4-5 weeks ago. It is a very nice action and I also like the Savage threads and the fact that you do not need a recoil lug. He has a proof research barrel in 6.5 and ordered a JGS reamer in..........................6.5 PRC! ! ! Has a reputable smith in Austin doing the barrel work and it all goes in a McMillian stock, sorry don't know the style. Should make a dandy combination and the only weak link, and that's debatable, was the Timney trigger. A Jewel trigger would add something to this set-up. If you would like to talk with this guy shoot me a PM and I'll pass his store info along.
     
  8. Delfuego

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    Us Colorado boys love our Bighorns. It's all I shoot. We have been running them for years all the way back to when they were Cro-Moly (like yours ;)). They are great actions and have always been reliable and consistent. I think you will be happy too. What are you using it for? Chambering?
     
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  9. Twitchy

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    I have a couple TL3s and love them. I shoot F-Class and PRS. In F-Class I'm the only shooter with one. I've only seen a few other TL3s in PRS due to the other custom actions being more popular, but the Origin has a waiting list due to demand. It's going to be a big hit soon.

    As far as I can see it's a chromoly TL3 without the integral lug. Otherwise I think its the same.
     
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  10. mike a

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    I'm on the 6.5 creedmoor band wagon because it's the greatest cartridge ever made.
     
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  11. 300_whisper

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    Does your husband think the same thing??

    JKJK!! I love picking on the creedmoore lovers. :D:D

    I too am looking for a new action for a .308 win build. This might be what I am looking for.
     
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  12. Delfuego

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    For hunting? I ask because the Game Warden is a pretty light stock. Good for hunting but not doing you any favors in the recoil department.
     
  13. mike a

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    6.5 creedmoor, when I load it with 41.6 grns of Ground Unicorn horn it doesn't recoil.
     
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  14. willbas

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    I lave a TL3 SA in my F-TR the more I shoot it the smother it gets. I want to get a TL3 LA in .308 and convert my SA to .223
     
  15. mike a

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    Hey guys & girls, op here. If you look at post 3 you'll see the word budget. I hate that word. You may call me petty but this is my first real live custom, therefore I called Bighorn and changed my order to there "Flagship" TL3 action. Looks like I'll be working some overtime.
     
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    Smart decision! If this is your first, go for the gold ring! A Bighorn was going to be my first until a sweet deal for a Bat fell in my lap. It's still on my wishlist.;)
     
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  17. boltfluter

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    Mike,

    Good call. The controlled round feeding will let you run most any caliber with no issues. A great investment in the long run.:D:D

    Paul
     
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  18. Cuando

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    I've got one coming.

    Bartlein 2b 7 twist @ 21" .223AI in an Edge fill McM Hunter, PTG Stealth dbm, TT Diamond, Dual Dovetails and a 6x SWFA Milquad.

    It'll look something like this sans the 700.

    [​IMG]
     
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  19. NLS7162

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    I am eagerly awaiting the Origin release as well!! I currently have three TL3's and they have all been great. Wanting to build a lighter more economical rifle for the kids to carry around and shoot.

    Just a note for anyone going to build a 223 Ackley on these actions; they are a little fussy when trying to feed these rounds. I have a 223 Ackley and a 6x45 Ackley both magazine fed and they did not feed really well in the TL3's. BigHorn is now making a push feed bolt head and it functions great. This push feed head also still utilizes the manual ejector.
     
  20. Cuando

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    What was the issue with feeding the .223AI?
     

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