Pierce action???

Discussion in 'Gear Talk: What to Buy? and Gear Evaluations' started by Phil, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Phil

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    What are your thoughts on the Pierce actions, I`m looking at the single shot action with the Rem. 700 footprint.

    How do these compare to other Rem. footprint actions...Bat, Borden, Kelbly......etc....
     
  2. BP1

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    I have the F/tr ti action and I wouldn’t trade it for anything else.
     
  3. 284winner

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    John Pierce makes a very good action both in single and repeater style. In Titanium as well. They are priced decently relative to most custom actions. I suppose everyone has an opinion on the Pierce action but I really like mine. I also have his piercision firing pin assembly which is an improvement over the factory assembly. He's been at this game for years and although he's classified retired, he still makes an appearance in his shop playing with what he loves...Guns and Engines. Too answer the original question, how do his actions compare to other custom actions ? I think they are as good as many of the bigger name actions on the market. Since I have no way to compare personally, I cannot say that it holds it's own against every custom action out there. Dollar for dollar, i believe they are as good as any out there.
     
  4. swd

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    How is the closing timing compared to Borden?
     
  5. 284winner

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    You may want to PM Butch Lambert or Alex Wheeler on that subject. I believe they both have owned and may still own a pierce action. I remember in a previous post where they both commented on his actions. I think they regarded them quite highly and compared them to the best of the best. You'd have to message them as my memory is vague regarding that language. I know his actions have a very fast lock time and a lighter firing pin strike than most other actions out there. He also classifies his actions as tactical/hunting rather than Bench Rest/ Target actions.
     
  6. Alex Wheeler

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    Its different.
     
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    Pierce actions are among the best of the best. Use the single shots regularly and have had nothing but great results! Their repeaters are superb as well!
     
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  8. LRCampos

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    I would like to know too the sincere and informed opinion of the experts, about the Pierce actions as I am considering one for an FTR rife.

    LRCampos.
     
  9. butchlambert

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    I'm not an expert, but have 2 Pierce receivers built for custom rifles. I've owned receivers from Hart, Shilen, Bat, Nesika, Farley, Benchmaster, Stolle, Pierce, and maybe a couple others. I do need to own a Borden.
    My Pierce receivers are in CM and Titanium. They are very smooth and indicated great before building.
    First is my Ti rifle in 280AI. Mark Brown of Brown Precision built a custom LW Kevlar stock for it. It has a very nice Douglas Barrel, Jewell trigger, and LW Talley rings.
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    The next one is the CM receiver with a Lilja barrel blank. I did the gunsmithing and James Anderson cut the octagon barrel contour and did the stock.
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    The octagon banded front sight was a challenge to machine. The first one I made had too many tool marks to polish out and I had to make another using the side of the mill flutes rather than the bottom. Also the wall thickness was only .025"
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  10. HTSmith

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    Gun Pornography;)
     
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  11. group therapy

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    that's a beautiful rifle :)
     
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  12. Gabe22BR

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    You need another Borden..
    Although I ran across a S/S Tac 30 for the $$, I would have went Borden..
     
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  13. holstil

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    I really enjoy looking at this rifle. Beautiful!!

    I had a Borden rimrock it was ok, I traded for a bat ds, I prefer the BAT. Never owned a pierce but handled one once. I like the primary extraction on those pierce actions.
    I'd like to have one one day.
     
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    I had a TI Long action on 280 AI. Beanland built the rifle and said the action was very true. The only negative about that action was if you worked the bolt hard it would bind a bit if you had any side force while closing the bolt again, you had to make you applied pressure straight ahead, very minor detail that probably doesn’t apply at all.
     
  15. butchlambert

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    That is why a PVD coated Ti rifle is very smooth. Ti is sticky.
     
  16. nakneker

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    If I would have keep the rifle, and I should have, I would have done the same. Great option.

    You always have some top shelf rifles Butch, love the pics.
     
  17. eddief

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    If you want Ti actions that are smoother than a lot of steel actions, look no further than www.lonepeakarms.com

    They have the best Ti stuff out there IMHO. I was blown away with the first few that I handled.
     
  18. swd

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    What do you like better about the the Bat over the Borden?
     
  19. holstil

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    I like the primary extraction better on the bats. They just feel better to me.
     
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    Very actual for me now!
     

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