Your Favorite Rifle Actions

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  1. Major Khan

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    Dear Forum Members ,
    As part of a new article which l am writing on " African Hunting " Forums , l wish to conduct a small survey amongst you gentlemen .
    What is each of your preferred rifle actions ? You can only name a maximum of 3 , but not more .

    For example , l will start with my own . Based on the rifles which my clients would bring to India for shikar in the 1960s and some examples which l have seen in modern times , my personal favorites are :
    1) Pre 64 Winchester Model 70 action
    2) Pattern 14 Enfield action
    3) Mayfair magnum Mauser action

    I do hope that you all will take a little time to contribute to my survey.

    Yours sincerely ,
    Major Poton Khan ( Retired )
     
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    Bolt gun - Pre 64 Model 70 Winchester
    Lever gun - Winchester 1886 and 1895 = both are great!
    Double rifle - Beretta (forgot the model number)
     
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    Winchester 70 bolt.
    Marlin 94 lever.
     
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    FN Supreme Belgium
    Falling block (high and low wall)
    Winchester Model 70
     
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  5. Ridgewalker

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    DG-98 Mauser, Winchester 70 (pre 64), MRC, Kimber...all pretty much the same IMO
    PG, non-dangerous, almost any push feed. They have excellent lockup which seems to give a bit more consistent accuracy and don’t torque the bullet/case connection when feeding. IME
    Sorry Major for the number, but most are so similar I could use any without a problem. My concern is the reliability of the rifle in hand. I have seen failures in most brands and have fixed or had them fixed (or gotten rid of them!)

    Looking forward to your article!
     

  6. Witold Krzyżanowski

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    My favorite rifle action is Mauser M98.
     
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    Winchester model 70 pre 64 or classic CRF
    Mauser m98
     

  8. IvW

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    Brno ZKK series

    If only the ones ,mentioned either of the other two but not a P14
     

  9. Nkawu

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    As a left-handed shooter my options have been limited. Based on my experiences with left-handed rifles I would say (in no particular order):
    Ruger M77 Hawkeye
    Winchester M70 Classic
    CZ 550 Safari Magnum
     
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    I'll be a contrarian

    Blaser R8 - for anything
    Mauser 98 and clones - for anything
    Blaser S2 - for when a double rifle makes sense
     

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    I stopped by the Blaser stand at DSC Saturday and had the young woman there explain and show me how the R8 action, trigger and magazine box and the entire rifle assembles and disassembles. Not only was it educational, but now when you guys that praise the R8, are comparing notes and making recommendations to other potential buyers of the R8, I fully understand what you are talking about. Much easier to understand your Blaser lingo now that I have seen all of the parts laid out on a table!

    Other than that...
    M98 and clones
     
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    #1 Remington 700
    #2 CZ 550
    #3 Any AR platform (15or10)
     
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    If customs are included, these over mass produced ones.
    #1. Kelbly Atlas Tactical
    #2. Stiller Predator
    #3. Pierce Steel
     
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    I "assume" (dangerous) you meant HUNTING actions

    1. Mausers
    2. P17 Enfield
    3. Savage 110


    ANY Rifle action
    1. M1A/M14
    2. Piston AR
    3. Mauser
     

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    Pre 64 Win
    Bruno 602s
    Kimber 8400
     
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    Mauser 98
    Colt Lightning slide-action
    Falling-block (Sharps or Winchester High Wall)
     
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    Model 70--and I will stand up for both the pre 1964 models and the current (after 2010) models--I own both and except for the 50 plus years of wear, you couldn't tell them apart. Trigger might even be better on the new ones.
    Mauser M98 Magnum

    I'll add that at the DSC show in Dallas this weekend I took a closer look at the Verney Carron double rifles. I have a Chapuis double, which I love, but I had never handled a VC. The round action PH model is a really beautiful rifle and one that I would definitely consider if I were in the market for another double.
     
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    Poton Bhai , I bet that it will be a marvellous article ! My personal favorites would have to be :
    1 - FN Mauser action ( pre 1970 with the bolt guide )
    2- BRNO ZKK 600 action
    3- Granite Mountain Mauser action

    Since you asked only for three , l will leave it at that , otherwise l will also include the Winchester Model 70 ( Control round feed ) and the Heym Magnum Mauser action.
     
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    1 - Blaser R8
    2 - Mauser 98
    3 - Weatherby MK-V but that may change to a Blaser K95 soon
     
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