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    Rattlecan Rembrant?

    Got my Grayboe stock back from Fred last week - had him add an adjustable comb and glass bed it, and decided to give it a little color.

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    Design is similar to one of my Axis from couple years ago. Used rubber to line drawers as pattern.


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    Just noticed the flag in your picture, got one of those also when I retired from Pine Bluff Arsenal after 29 years.

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    That looks great. What was the netting mask you used Jim?

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    I Like it :)
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    Looks good Jim!

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    Just a packet of mesh fabric I picked up at Hobby Lobby for a couple bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Baker View Post
    Got my Grayboe stock back from Fred last week - had him add an adjustable comb and glass bed it, and decided to give it a little color.

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    Jim, did that stock come from the Grayboe factory as a lefty or has it been modified?

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    I bought it through Red Hawk Rifles, they're the only outfit I could find offering LH Grayboe stocks.

    Having purchased this one, I have to say I'm not super impressed by it. It has a lot of flex in the forearm and the pocket for the recoil lug is excessively wide (front to back). Glass bedding the lug area helped a tad bit with the flex, but knowing what I know now I'd recommend spending a little more for a McMillan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Baker View Post
    I bought it through Red Hawk Rifles, they're the only outfit I could find offering LH Grayboe stocks.

    Having purchased this one, I have to say I'm not super impressed by it. It has a lot of flex in the forearm and the pocket for the recoil lug is excessively wide (front to back). Glass bedding the lug area helped a tad bit with the flex, but knowing what I know now I'd recommend spending a little more for a McMillan.
    I'm assuming that's a Remington 700. How do you like the Remington action compared to the Savages? I have been tempted to try one but I keep bringing home more Savages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill2905 View Post
    I'm assuming that's a Remington 700. How do you like the Remington action compared to the Savages? I have been tempted to try one but I keep bringing home more Savages.
    It's an ARC Nucleus action which has a Rem 700 footprint. I wanted an action with more reliable controlled-round feed and a less stiff bolt lift, but after some light strike issues and having to get a heavier firing pin spring the bolt lift on the Nucleus is almost as heavy as a factory Savage. Hindsight being what it is, if I were buying today knowing what I know now I'd go with a BigHorn TL3 - especially since today I wouldn't get the pre-order discount I got on the Nucleus when I purchased it so the price difference would only be $100.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Baker View Post
    It's an ARC Nucleus action which has a Rem 700 footprint. I wanted an action with more reliable controlled-round feed and a less stiff bolt lift, but after some light strike issues and having to get a heavier firing pin spring the bolt lift on the Nucleus is almost as heavy as a factory Savage. Hindsight being what it is, if I were buying today knowing what I know now I'd go with a BigHorn TL3 - especially since today I wouldn't get the pre-order discount I got on the Nucleus when I purchased it so the price difference would only be $100.
    With this hobby, it's difficult, if not impossible, to test drive expensive stuff before you plunk down hundreds or thousands of dollars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by J.Baker View Post
    It's an ARC Nucleus action which has a Rem 700 footprint. I wanted an action with more reliable controlled-round feed and a less stiff bolt lift, but after some light strike issues and having to get a heavier firing pin spring the bolt lift on the Nucleus is almost as heavy as a factory Savage. Hindsight being what it is, if I were buying today knowing what I know now I'd go with a BigHorn TL3 - especially since today I wouldn't get the pre-order discount I got on the Nucleus when I purchased it so the price difference would only be $100.
    If one doesn't require controlled-round feed and does primarily long range shooting from a bench, do you think that the ARC or Bighorn actions offer any advantage or improvement over a trued Remington 700 action for the added cost? Always looking to try new things and have been considering adding a Remington to my collection some day.

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    For what you can buy a Remington 700 action for these days I would say probably not. The big benefit of the aftermarket actions mentioned is that they accept Savage pre-fit barrels, but you can get Rem-Age barrels from a couple of places now so that's not as big a deal as it used to be if you don't have access to someone install and headspace a standard shouldered barrel for you.
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    Another good thing about customs like Bighorn is that the have parts that help with trigger timing to reduce the amount of cock on close.
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