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    Drop Port Actions

    I'm mulling the possibility of a new drop action... Nuevo or Borden. Maybe for a new LV group gun or maybe even for a railgun.

    Having never cycled one myself, I'm wondering how easy it is to inadvertently lose a round out the bottom while loading. Currently, I lay a fresh round in the action and then push it forward with my thumb to partially chamber it. Then I close the bolt. Don't think that technique will work with a drop port.

    I would be eager to hear some feedback from those of you using drop port actions and some coaching on how you feed fresh rounds. Thanks!

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    I'd reconsider using a drop-port for VFS shooting. I've used one, and I truly don't like it with my SEB Joystick rest. It just seems like the Joystick is always in the way when my case falls out. I do know some people that use them, but I've found it to be more of a nuisance than anything... A railgun would be fine, ideal even.

    With that being said, for 1000 yard BR, I am not sure I'll ever have a action that isn't a drop port. I use my Sinclair, so no issue with the Joystick. Once you get it down, you can run 10 shots downrange pretty quickly. I have a Nuevo on order as a drop-port, I'm very much looking forward to the updates on this newest action, I think it will be hard to beat.

    You can't lose a loaded round down the port. The port is cutout so only the brass can fall through, a loaded round would be to long. It's also cut fairly far back in the loading port, so you have plenty of space to drop the load round in the port and cycle the bolt. With a cone bolt, you wouldn't need to worry about pushing the round into the chamber with your finger. With a recessed bolt, that might become more of an issue depending on the size of your case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kyle Schultz View Post
    I'm mulling the possibility of a new drop action... Nuevo or Borden. Maybe for a new LV group gun or maybe even for a railgun.

    Having never cycled one myself, I'm wondering how easy it is to inadvertently lose a round out the bottom while loading. Currently, I lay a fresh round in the action and then push it forward with my thumb to partially chamber it. Then I close the bolt. Don't think that technique will work with a drop port.

    I would be eager to hear some feedback from those of you using drop port actions and some coaching on how you feed fresh rounds. Thanks!
    Easier done than said! I shot a dp Viper for several years...never once had an issue with it feeding. Gravity works every time. DP is a good option imho and you can be very fast with one. I have no experience with a dp Nuevo or Borden but I'm pretty sure if Jim did it, it works well. I believe your current technique is ideal but I think it'll be even more forgiving than that...Mine was. I could toss a round in and push the bolt closed. As long as I didn't try to close it before the round settled and stopped moving around...no problem at all.
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    I have a Borden mod. B drop port and love it. When I load it's kind of a in and forward motion to insure I dont set the round to far back on the ramp, because it can fall butt first right down the port. Happened twice in the last 2 years. The only time a loaded round can't fall down the port is when it's captured by the extractor. I have a Seb and a Farley, it works well with both. Both handles have a little bend in them and I just rotate it to the side a little so the case drops on the bench and not my hand.
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    Still shoot a 1íst gen, Viper drop port. Even with the longish bolt throw, I can run it with one finger, get 5 shots down range in 12-15 seconds without rushing and when done correctly the port will drop only a fired case.

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    Kyle, as you know, my LV is a drop port Farley, I did the conversion myself. I love it. The cases fall right out.

    Of course, You have seem my bench setup. No joystick yo get in the way.

    My Rail Gun has a drop port Diamondback, but I am considering changing over to a drop port Neuvo.

    My HV is a right eject Neuvo. I wish it was a drop port.

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