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    Pics flash ebert's turbo action

    Flash Ebert's rimfire "Turbo Action" is spoken very highly of in rimfire benchrest circles. The past few months i have searched the net several different times, googleing i never found any pictures of Mr. Ebert's masterpiece. There were pictures of rifles but nothing of just the Turbo Action. I contacted Mr. Dan Killough of Killough Shooting Sports and ordered one. I knew it would be nice but it was nicer than i was expecting!

    I'm going to do a Turbo build, i'll have a lot of questions, maybe a few of you BC members would offer up a little guidance as i progress along. I wanted to see some pics so i thought maybe a few more of you would be interested also. I was going to dissemble the bolt but wasn't too sure how so i called Mr. Ebert. I probably didn't need his permission to post the pictures but i just thought it would be polite to ask. Mr. Ebert said it was fine with him and he didn't think any were on Benchrest Central

    I'm not one to call and bother people but i gave it a shot. Soon as Mr Flash answered i could tell he is an elderly gentleman. I asked about bolt disassembly and he said he is now making a tool that helps. He is going to send me one with a bill that i will mail back payment, trust has been so abused now days that it's rare when you find it. I'll add some pics later of the bolt dissembled.

    Mr. Ebert was real easy to talk with, i mentioned i was 60 and he just kinda chuckled and said he had about 15 years on me! I happen to think the more you know about your rifle the better it will shoot, lol. The bolt is one piece, no welded on handle. He said about 6 months back he changed the material he makes the firing pin out of and now heat treats the pin. Mr. Flash said it didn't need it but he just wanted to do it.

    One other thing i happened to ask did he have many employees, nope just him. Mr Flash said he sweeps the floors, cleans the chips off the lathes does everything himself. He will ruff in the pieces on the lathe and then over to the mill. He will make a run of about 50 of each part, then come back and make the next batch until he gets everything to build 50 receivers. I guess when you get a Flash Ebert Turbo Action you get a little piece of his soul with each build! I like that, to me guns should be just a little more than a "thing".... don't know why.

    ACTION DIA 1.350 AOL 6.375
    BOLT DIA .686 RELAXED AOL 4.604 MAX AOL 4.756
    TENON 3/4X16 THREADS 1" AOL

    This is what comes "in the box", the action, action screws, trigger guard and even a bore guide.
























    Any other pics or measurements you want let me know.
    thanks joe
    Last edited by jGEE; 05-19-2009 at 05:13 PM.

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    your action

    all i can say is that is amazing work. all that knowledge will be gone forever some day.

    good luck with your build and keep us posted.

    bob

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    Those are great pictures !!!
    Fred K

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    Quote Originally Posted by jGEE View Post
    He is going to send me one with a bill that i will mail back payment, trust has been so abused now days that it's rare when you find it.
    jGEE, I would say it is not rare in this group.

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    Thanks for the photos and the commentary about Flash. Good info.

    Best,
    Michael

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    Turbo bolt disassembley pics

    Mr. Flash Ebert sent his firing pin disassembley tool, $55 was plenty fair for this very nice made and easy to use tool! The Turbo Action firing pin disassembley was "easy trapezy"! joe




















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    mr. flash

    you know it really isnt fair for someone to have all the talent it it??

    bob

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    Thumbs up

    Great job JGEE! Well done.

    Al

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    Turbo question

    Great post!
    My question is:
    What are the specs for a new barrel?
    What is the tenon length? thread pitch? threaded tenon diameter?
    Any accuracy minded folks please chime in!
    Thanks,
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by varminthunter1 View Post
    Great post!
    My question is:
    What are the specs for a new barrel?
    What is the tenon length? thread pitch? threaded tenon diameter?
    Any accuracy minded folks please chime in!
    Thanks,
    Jeff
    It is all at the bottom of the front page.

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    If it were any closer it would bite me.
    Thanks,
    Jeff

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    weight of the action

    Jeff

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    I had an early model Turbo and was having extraction problems. Called Flash and told him the problem, said to send it to him and he would look at it. He sent it back with the modification he did to the newer models along with an invoice. He didn't know me from Adam but gave his trust that I would pay the bill. Says a lot about the character of Mr Ebert.

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    called flash

    regular action weighs about 30. 09 oz the sporter a little less,
    he is under the weather a bit with health issues,

    so I told him THANKS FROM ALL THE RIMFIRE GUYS WHO ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE ONE OF HIS ACTIONS, he laughed and said thanks

    merry christmas to all
    Jeff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jefferson View Post
    regular action weighs about 30. 09 oz the sporter a little less,
    he is under the weather a bit with health issues,

    so I told him THANKS FROM ALL THE RIMFIRE GUYS WHO ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE ONE OF HIS ACTIONS, he laughed and said thanks

    merry christmas to all
    Jeff
    Well Flash you take care of yourself and we'll be praying for you to get better.

    Merry Xmas to All.

    Les

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