Kelbly Golden Bear anyone?

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  1. Ramblerman

    Ramblerman Gold $$ Contributor

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    Always liked the idea of the Stiller SS Viper , but have never had a Kelbly, so was wondering if anyone had one with pics of a build they had done? Not sure I like the gold one, it might need curb feelers to look right, so black nitride maybe? Let's see what you got. S/F Kevin
     
  2. BartsBullets

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    I Love Mine!
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  3. Ramblerman

    Ramblerman Gold $$ Contributor

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  4. JMP

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    Bart - that looks awesome. I started my LR shooting in 2017 with a Kelbly Atlas R/R action in a Kelbly 1M stock with a no turn 6mm Dasher. Given the knowledge and other equipment I had at the time for LR shooting I shot way better than I had any right to. The Kelblys make great equipment and are A+ people. I am looking forward to seeing how this set up does for you.

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  5. rsmithsr50

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    338 EDGE in a alex wheeler LRB stock with a 7-35 nf
     

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  6. kneedtospeed

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    Go for it!
    No better people to deal with, and their actions leave nothing on the table, either.
     
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  7. Kings X

    Kings X Gold $$ Contributor

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    I have both - Stiller SS and Golden Bear. Two different animals.
    The GB is much lighter. Footprint is smaller than Panda.
    Still a very good flat bottom action that parts are interchangeable with other Kelbly actions.
     
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  8. rsmithsr50

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    which panda do you speak of..
    golden bear is 1.4" across and flat
    8.5 " long

     
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  9. Mulligan

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    I think my Panda F-Class actions are 1.5" across the bottom.
    I should go measure.
    CW
     
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  10. Steve Blair

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    My Viper SS 6BR. It has won me many mid-range matches.

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  11. Ramblerman

    Ramblerman Gold $$ Contributor

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    Very cool!
     
  12. Paw precision

    Paw precision Silver $$ Contributor

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    Cut down a maple hanging dangerously over the creek on my property. Took my chainsaw and cut a chunk out of it. Let it dry in the attic over the summer last year. Kept trimming on it and pinned a Golden Bear in it. Glued and screwed with pillars seen. Stock is 39 3/4" long
    Stock weighs 36 ounces. Loaded with carbon fiber internally.
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    James Lederer 26" hv with tuner
    13.2 lbs as sits.
    Nothing left the property until finished as seen.
    I cut the lug off this action. I think the action could be overkill with smaller cartridges meaning the length of barrel thats commonly needed. I think it could be overkill that i have here. Just being honest setting pride aside. Dont get me wrong its no less accurate than all the pandas i have. If its going to have its merit i think its in long range where longer and heftier barrels are used with mightier explosions that are transferred. However its been proven that even 1.385 round actions suffice plenty. I guess if it gives you added confidence and makes you feel good then maybe you will shoot better.
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    " confidence is the best lurer in your tackle box "
     
  13. JayHHI6818

    JayHHI6818 Silver $$ Contributor

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    The F-Class Panda actions are a Panda variation designed for long range shooting

    Specifications

    • Weight: 30.5 oz.
    • Length: 8.500 in.
    • Width: 1.500 in.
     
  14. rsmithsr50

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    ohhh crude-ola..its a 1/10 of an inch wider than the golden bear....dang, guess my golden bear is a looser.-except the bear is a bear...basically THREE POUNDS OF ACTION(47.5 OZ)
     
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  15. Kings X

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    The bear is also .030” shorter to centerline of action. The recoil lug is longer. I think .150” longer.
     
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  16. rsmithsr50

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    they are both 8.5"
     
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  17. Kings X

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    And the bolt hole spacing is the same.
    It is a great action by itself. Just not a drop in repayment for a Kelbly F Class action. I wish it was.
     
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  18. Mulligan

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    Me too!
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  19. Paw precision

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    A .050 fill in with your favorite compound on each side is the only thing needed for the Golden bear.
    On the stock i posted i cut it out for an f class panda but then decided to use the Golden Bear. As you can see - it worked well and was easy. Everything fit perfectly
    Here is a pic before i dropped it in with a pic of the fit afterwards.
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