The Right Action

Discussion in '6BR, 6BR Improved & Wildcats' started by onelastshot, Dec 23, 2018.

  1. onelastshot

    onelastshot Gold $$ Contributor

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    Looking to put together a 6x47 for hunting. I can't decide which bolt action to go with. If you had your choice of actions for a deer rifle which bolt action would you chose? I've already picked out the barrel, now I need an action to match with it.
     
  2. Greyfox

    Greyfox Gold $$ Contributor

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    What's your budget?

    Rick
     
  3. onelastshot

    onelastshot Gold $$ Contributor

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    This is my Christmas present to myself so the budget is going to be pretty open. If I like it I'm going to buy it.
     
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  4. Greyfox

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    Then you are wide open. My choice would probably be a BAT B R/R. Doesn't get any better than that.
    Rick
     
  5. jds holler

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    My choice might be kinda weird in this crowd, but for a hunting rifle, nothing fits me better and operates slicker than the old Ruger tang safety M77's.

    I love the profile of the trigger guard, the integral scope mounts, the slick two position safety, -- they are just flat out a light and handy hunting rifle. jd
     
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  6. boltfluter

    boltfluter Gold $$ Contributor

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    A Borden Alpine would be my first choice, with a Jewel trigger installed and timed by Jim at the same time. :D:D

    Paul
     
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  7. Dan Hall

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    Legendary Arms is making a really slick hunting rifle these days and a custom barrel chambered for your favorite cartridge would really put the frosting on that cake. 1/4” or better controlled feed multi purpose rifle. A great Christmas present to your self. But if you have the money boltfluter’s idea would be my first choice. Everyone should own a Borden built rifle at some point in their life. I know I love mine.
     
  8. geraldgee

    geraldgee Gold $$ Contributor

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    Deviant Hunter. I have a cpl of the Defiance actions and recommend them without reservation. I also recommend Kelbly and Stiller actions as well. Having said that, I will buy a Borden for my next build.

    Gerald
     
  9. McGraw

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    If your already wanting one made up, I noticed Bullet Central has quite a few medium.308 bolt face action’s. Like Defiance Deviant, Bat VR, and several others.
    Edit: Not sure of the firing pin size on them.
     
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  10. IdahoSharpshooter

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    VZ-24 or 1909 Argentine Mauser 98. Nothing, with the exception of a nice Pre-64 Model 70, beats a sporterized 98 cradled in a gorgeous Walnut stock.
    DST's would be the icing on the cake.
     
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  11. Toby Bradshaw

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    My primary coyote calling rifle is based on a Kelbly Atlas Tactical. Pros: excellent dimensional tolerances, melonited for resistance to galling, TG mechanical ejector that doesn't put pressure on the case head in battery (makes setting up dies or checking bullet touch point a breeze), 0.062" firing pin standard, AW magazine cut standard, extra bolt clearance to deal with field conditions, trigger hanger, fabulous company to deal with, $925 (a bargain, if you ask me). Cons: hideous bolt knob, non-integral (but double-pinned) recoil lug.

    Atlas coyote rifle L pre-paint.JPG Atlas coyote rifle L.jpeg
     
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    A13E45A0-C616-4E61-BDF0-0D497B8EFC9B.jpeg Here is another Kelbly’s, this one is a Black Bear Tactical 6.5x47
     
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    Did it turn speckled with age? That's happening to me, too.
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    brians356 Gold $$ Contributor

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    I've got a 1978 Model 77ST (round top, tang safety, iron sights) in 270 Win with an action as slick as a Mexican barber's hair. I find the tang safety, like that on my Browning Citori, the most subconsciously easy to use in the field.
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    I'd be thrilled if my age spots were camo so I could ditch my face mask and gloves! Those coyotes have a keen eye, and I can't afford to cut them any slack.

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    coyote kill 40 with Atlas.JPG
     
  16. Drop Port

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    You can't go wrong with any of the high end, I was in the same boat and was considering, BAT, Borden and Kelbly and went with a BAT HR which is Melonite treated.
     
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  17. onelastshot

    onelastshot Gold $$ Contributor

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    I'm impressed with what Borden offers, I'm tempted to let them just build the rifle instead of piecing it out.
     
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    I shot my first competition group in the zeros with a Panda/Hart LV 6PPC smithed by Jim. Impossible to go wrong having him build your hunting rifle.

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    Whichever one you pick the .062 firing pin is a must with the small primer and high pressure loads. I learned from experience
     

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  20. Don

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    100% Correct ..
    My .270 1938 Mauser Banner Action Custom Bolt Handle 24" barrel .
    Fagin Fiddle Back Walnut Hand Checkered ( In the day I paid for that Stock Blank What you can buy a rifle for today )

    98 Actions a timeless Master Piece …..
    2nd Model 70 Pre War and 64
     
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