1. OLEJOE

    OLEJOE

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    I did a search but came up empty. Has anyone tried 1 of these and what are your thoughts on it? Anyone have any thoughts or recommendations about these actions? I’m thinking about doing a build with one and would like a little more information if available. Thanks
     
  2. boltfluter

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    A very nice action for the money. Borden bumps and a great extraction set up. Dual cocking cams and a Tri-Lock recoil lug included . What's not to like. If I needed another action I would be grabbing one for 750.00 on sale. Smokin deal.:D:D Plus I can flute the bolt for you!!:D:p

    Paul
     
  3. OLEJOE

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    Thanks for the reply. All the features look great to me also. The side mount bolt release and machined for the Wyatt’s mag box are features I would want also. I would really like to hear from someone who has used one for a build and what they liked or disliked about it and how it operated. I’ll keep the bolt fluting in mind. Thanks again for the reply.
     
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  4. boltfluter

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    Joe,

    Having had about 5 or so bolts in the shop I can tell you the quality of the bolt is very good. I have a fixture that goes in place of the firing pin assy for fluting. The fixture is .001 under the bolt body bore and has fit every bolt so far, with no issues. This alone speaks of a quality product. I to, look forward to hearing from an owner of one of these actions.:D:D

    Paul
     
  5. swd

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    I've barreled 3 or 4 of them. Everything Paul has said is right on. In addition all the threads are thread milled and the barrel threads are timed so any gunsmith can breech and chamber a barrel and the lettering will line up perfect. The head space dimensions on all of them have within .001". So far they seem very consistent and very well machined. They have a small amount of cock on close like a 700. With the dual cocking cams they open very smooth.
    If your going to run a short 6BR length the extractor and ejector need to be tuned and a some chamfering on the front of the lug recess in the action. In general the extractors can use a little de bur and polishing to work a little smoother. This is a minor 10-15 minutes of work.

    I wish they would release a version solid bottom single shot with a small pin.

    If your building a new rifle don't waste your time on a 700. With the purchase price of a 700 plus replacing the bolt and all the associated work it will cost a lot more and still not have all the features the Gunwerks has.

    If Gunwerks can keep the price in the $750-$850 range they're going to sell a boat load of them!
     
  6. OLEJOE

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    Yeah I thought the same thing you said about the 700. The Borden bumps on the bolt is really what peaked my interest. Was also wondering what the firing pin dia. was. I’ve got a 700P I thought of doing a build with but it is so accurate I just can’t bring myself to do it. I had to have the bolt face reworked with the small pin added and a CE trigger. I would rather have a different caliber but the 308 shoots great. Anyway, I’m still looking to use a GRB. Thanks for the info and the reply.
     
  7. swd

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    They're .070" if I recall. One I built in 6BRX was having pressure issues around the pin. He sent it to Greg Tannel to get bushed and just got it back. Also Paul at boltfluting.com is now fluting GRB bolts. Paul is a great guy and a site contributor.
     
  8. OLEJOE

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    Thanks for the heads up. Greg Tannel is who fixed the bolt in my 700. No more cratering.
     

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