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bdale
06-18-2015, 11:26 AM
Don't know anything about these actions and wanted to get some ones opinion on them that has had experience with them. I have found a pretty good deal on one but wanted some input before I buy, its a medium size action dual port if this helps( Pro's and Con's) Thanks bdale :)

Dave B
06-18-2015, 11:45 AM
I've had one. I'd rate it right up there with function and smoothness. I've heard others that have had complaints but that wasn't my experience at all.

HovisKM
06-18-2015, 01:09 PM
What model is it? Firefly, blackwidow? is it a cast or billet action? Does it have the adjustable trigger hanger?

Hovis

bdale
06-18-2015, 04:25 PM
What model is it? Firefly, blackwidow? is it a cast or billet action? Does it have the adjustable trigger hanger?

Hovis


I think its cast. its not a black widow I think its one of their older actions, reason I ask for info I know little about these actions:confused:

All its says on action is Farley.

afrench
06-18-2015, 06:11 PM
here is a firefly model.

i think they are fine as far as custom actions go. one thing to consider, if you ever need parts from Farley, you better have a hall of fame buddy to call for you or you'll never get them...

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/frenchy524/reloading/d2c6085d-eb51-4328-8b6a-0d6cef4ed28e.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/frenchy524/media/reloading/d2c6085d-eb51-4328-8b6a-0d6cef4ed28e.jpg.html)

bdale
06-18-2015, 09:49 PM
here is a firefly model.

i think they are fine as far as custom actions go. one thing to consider, if you ever need parts from Farley, you better have a hall of fame buddy to call for you or you'll never get them...

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/frenchy524/reloading/d2c6085d-eb51-4328-8b6a-0d6cef4ed28e.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/frenchy524/media/reloading/d2c6085d-eb51-4328-8b6a-0d6cef4ed28e.jpg.html)

After seeing your picture I think its a Firefly;)

Dusty Stevens
06-18-2015, 11:20 PM
Itll say firefly on it. Im sure youre talking about just the regular model. Real nice smooth action. I can get stuff from farley anytime i need it. But i have been a pretty good customer since the beginning. I own farley rest #2 and got an action out of every batch

afrench
06-19-2015, 12:09 AM
Itll say firefly on it. Im sure youre talking about just the regular model. Real nice smooth action. I can get stuff from farley anytime i need it. But i have been a pretty good customer since the beginning. I own farley rest #2 and got an action out of every batch

it MAY say firefly on it. i have two actions in front of me and both only show "Farley" and a SN. since i have been the owner of a firefly, i've never seen one with the word 'firefly' on the action.

http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/frenchy524/reloading/be650106-0de7-4948-9c95-25ad457d0ebb.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/frenchy524/media/reloading/be650106-0de7-4948-9c95-25ad457d0ebb.jpg.html)
http://i747.photobucket.com/albums/xx119/frenchy524/reloading/c1fca5fb-b771-46fe-a6bc-1d2f7f1fa81d.jpg (http://s747.photobucket.com/user/frenchy524/media/reloading/c1fca5fb-b771-46fe-a6bc-1d2f7f1fa81d.jpg.html)

Dusty Stevens
06-19-2015, 08:52 AM
Im pretty familiar with farley stuff and ive never seen a firefly without firefly on it. Not many of em out there to start with.


http://www.saubier.com/forum/showthread.php?t=5697

Dusty Stevens
06-19-2015, 08:59 AM
http://www.gunsinternational.com/guns-for-sale-online/rifles/benchrest-and-target-rifles/farley-firefly-78-tony-larson-bench-rest-6ppc.cfm?gun_id=100548618


You can zoom in on these 2 actions to see where it says firefly and how short they are between bases

Dusty Stevens
06-19-2015, 09:01 AM
Those are standards pictured above not fireflys

Chism G
06-19-2015, 09:32 AM
Those are standards pictured above not fireflys



Dusty...Whats the difference between the "Standard" and "Firefly" Farley Actions. Just Curious.



Glenn

jackie schmidt
06-19-2015, 11:28 PM
Glenn, the Firefly is his short version, kinda like a XP 100 length.

My two Farleys are quite old, one, 1996, the other, 1997. They are cast bodies, with S-7 tool steel bolts.

These two actions are still the best shooting actions I have ever owned. I personally think when Jim abandoned the screw in shroud and brought out that Black Widow, they went downhill.

My 30 BR RL and 6PPC drop port Farley
http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16284&stc=1&d=1434767961

Chism G
06-20-2015, 12:17 PM
Glenn, the Firefly is his short version, kinda like a XP 100 length.

My two Farleys are quite old, one, 1996, the other, 1997. They are cast bodies, with S-7 tool steel bolts.

These two actions are still the best shooting actions I have ever owned. I personally think when Jim abandoned the screw in shroud and brought out that Black Widow, they went downhill.

My 30 BR RL and 6PPC drop port Farley
http://benchrest.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=16284&stc=1&d=1434767961



Thanks Jackie.


Glenn

skeetlee
06-21-2015, 09:28 PM
I like the firefly better than the black widow. My firefly is smooth as silk. Lee

skeetlee
06-21-2015, 09:42 PM
I like the firefly better than the black widow. My firefly is smooth as silk. Lee

LHSmith
06-22-2015, 06:09 AM
I seem to recall Farley found a QC problem with previously made receivers that had been shipped months or years prior..... a hardness issue, about 5 years ago. There was very recently ( it sold yesterday) a super deal on a used Farley in the classifieds, but who wants a recalled (and potentially unsafe) action and forever wait times that Farley is known for? Can anyone refresh our minds so as to not let another super deal slip away?

afrench
06-22-2015, 10:41 AM
http://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2008/06/farley-calls-for-bolt-inspections/

skeetlee
06-22-2015, 11:39 AM
It is my understanding that all the bolts that had issues have been replaced. Lee

Dusty Stevens
06-22-2015, 01:43 PM
Yes that bolt lug problem is long gone. It affected very few like 25 and he checked every one made before and after it. No worries