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SWASHBUCKLER1
07-15-2015, 11:47 AM
Needing a new action for a new to me Rail Gun, which action would you buy and why?
I'll be using 1.350 & 1.450 dia. barrels so I'm wanting the action to be big enough in dia, but there will be no bedding issues, but I do plan on using the B & A trigger.

Leaning toward a BAT, but I've owned several rifles that have shot very well with Halls and since it's on a Rail weight will not be a factor, just wanting to hear some ideas and why you would choose a certain action if you were building a rail.

Thanks

Boyd Allen
07-15-2015, 12:10 PM
A couple of shooters have been using top port actions with ejectors and mini ports. I think that Lou Murdica's latest is a Grizzly in that configuration. His rail has been shooting pretty well lately. I also remember something about BAT making a top port for one of the shooters up in Washington. You might ask BAT about that option.

SWASHBUCKLER1
07-15-2015, 01:26 PM
Thanks Boyd I was thinking the top port of Lou's was a Bat, my mistake. I really like my RB, LP, RE actions, and think I would be content sticking with that configuration but the top port it is very interesting. I remember seeing or hearing of a drop port? WHAT! The things you will see on these machines never ceases to amaze me.

C.L. Peterson
07-15-2015, 04:42 PM
Needing a new action for a new to me Rail Gun, which action would you buy and why?
I'll be using 1.350 & 1.450 dia. barrels so I'm wanting the action to be big enough in dia, but there will be no bedding issues, but I do plan on using the B & A trigger.

Leaning toward a BAT, but I've owned several rifles that have shot very well with Halls and since it's on a Rail weight will not be a factor, just wanting to hear some ideas and why you would choose a certain action if you were building a rail.

Thanks
BAT--3 Lug--Top Load--Never look back.
Need to order soon--It takes longer than you think for a new action--to get what you want!!!!
CLP

skeetlee
07-15-2015, 05:12 PM
Ive never seen a top load BAT or Kelbly action. Sounds interesting, but I cant see where it would make much difference? Maybe someone can post a pic of a top load action so I can see? Lee

Lawrence W.
07-15-2015, 05:50 PM
Ive never seen a top load BAT or Kelbly action. Sounds interesting, but I cant see where it would make much difference? Maybe someone can post a pic of a top load action so I can see? Lee

The difference is that you lay the next round on top of the closed bolt. As you open the bolt the next round drops in. Close the bolt and you are ready to fire.

SWASHBUCKLER1
07-15-2015, 05:52 PM
BAT--3 Lug--Top Load--Never look back.
Need to order soon--It takes longer than you think for a new action--to get what you want!!!!
CLP

Thanks C.L. I will have to check into it. Any idea on delivery time?

Joe Woosman
07-15-2015, 08:03 PM
The difference is that you lay the next round on top of the closed bolt. As you open the bolt the next round drops in. Close the bolt and you are ready to fire.

Gravity magazine?

Dusty Stevens
07-15-2015, 08:11 PM
I have one of the first gravity magazine bat 3l action. Bout 2" dia and as fast as you can pull the trigger. I know i can shoot 10 faster than i can shoot 5 in a normal action at anytime.

Joe Woosman
07-15-2015, 08:28 PM
Really slick idea. I was wondering about the rule book though. "No magazine, clip or similar device shall be allowed".

Dusty Stevens
07-15-2015, 08:33 PM
It doesnt have a magazine. Its just a top port

geo.ulrich
07-15-2015, 09:01 PM
It doesnt have a magazine. Its just a top port

Dusty, It would have to be shot in a registered match for the rules to apply...or I suppose you can follow the sanctioning bodies rules and have a match by your self.;)

Dusty Stevens
07-15-2015, 09:12 PM
Been shooting it in registered matches for 10yrs right next to a line full of em. Got 2nd in se regional last year. Nothing about it can be construed as a magazine- you can do the same thing with any action

geo.ulrich
07-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Been shooting it in registered matches for 10yrs right next to a line full of em. Got 2nd in se regional last year. Nothing about it can be construed as a magazine- you can do the same thing with any action

not referring to you check your p.m.

Dusty Stevens
07-15-2015, 09:16 PM
Have i told you lately how much i appreciate all you do george? Youre one of my favorites just so you know.

Lawrence W.
07-15-2015, 10:58 PM
Gravity magazine?

Not a gravity magazine. When you close the bolt you place the next cartridge on top of the bolt by hand.

MilGunsmith
07-16-2015, 06:52 AM
If you turn a Rem 700 action upside down and bend the bolt handle, you have the sme thing. We do that at Lake City for ammo testing.

Boyd Allen
07-16-2015, 09:23 AM
Interesting. Could we get a picture of that?