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Posted 22 June 2006 - 09:54 AM

I've been kicking around building myself a left handed 25 WSSM the last few days. I have never done such a project so I wanted to ask what you guys woulld recommend. I am acustomed to carrying heavy rifles so weight isn't a huge issue. The only requirement is that it be a left handed action. What do you think?

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:17 AM

Whatever floats your boat cartridge wise. Start with a good left handed action and you can Pac-Nor put a barrel on it for you whatever length and twist you want. Then drop it in the stock and maybe glass bed it and free float the barrel depending on how close the barrel is or was to the original. It's pretty straight forward.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 10:40 AM

John, as a left handed shooter what action would you go with for a build?

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 01:18 PM

John, as a left handed shooter what action would you go with for a build?

Either a Savage or Remington. Savage Shooters has Savage actions I believe and the barrels are held on with a barrel nut which you can remove and replace yourself. The Remington probably can be customized some more but the barrels aren't as easy to replace yourself. Not that you will be swapping them out left and right. As you know I like the AccuTrigger on the Savage. But the Remington has a user adjustable trigger and mine have been good to me. But you can easily get barrels for either of those actions from Pac-Nor and even have them install the barrel to the action and head space it for cheap. Going that route you can build the gun for relatively little money. Much cheaper than a gunsmith built gun.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 04:52 PM

The only savage Shooters I could find was a forum and the shop associated with them didnt sell the actions. know what the website is?Thanks, Steve. I may pick one of those up to build a 20 Practical after I hear how much John likes his. But in the mean time I am going to get something else for this project.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 06:51 PM

Heath You need to checkout the boltface requirements on the 25wssm. I believe it takes the magnum not the 308 boltface. I know my 243wssm cost me an extra bolt that I wasn't planning on.

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:29 PM

Dale you're right I emailed him some info on a magnum action. :)

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Posted 22 June 2006 - 07:32 PM

Thanks guys! I will look into it.I just posted the question to the folks on PM, will let you know what I hear.

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Posted 25 June 2006 - 01:31 PM

If your thinking of the future though you can pre order the mini action now with zero down and still pay the $350 asking fee.

Did you get on the list with nothing down? Not saying you're wrong, it just seems like they would want some $.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 07:13 AM

Steve, thanks for the heads up on these actions. I'm thinking of jumping in and getting on the list.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:24 PM

I heard back from Montana Rifleman today and was told they do not make an action suitable for building a 25 WSSM.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 12:48 PM

Yea, but there is no huge hurry. I will start looking for a Savage or Remington action.

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:02 PM

How would you build a left handed 25 WSSM

The opposite of a right handed 25 WSSM. B) I know bad pun, but I've been dieing to say that since the post started. I'll keep an eye open for a left handed magnum receiver for you. ;)

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:05 PM

Well I am so glad that you finally got it out of your system!

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 01:09 PM

Well I am so glad that you finally got it out of your system!

Me too! B) You know me when I have something that bothers me! ;)

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:00 AM

You don't have to wait a year to get a Rem. or a Savage either. Sorry Steve but you left yourself wide open. I can see it all now, the ongoing "Saga of Mr. Mr. and the Lost Action." Sounds like a Dirk Pitt novel. ;)

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:18 AM

Any updated info on these lowers with that e-mail?

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:37 AM

Been in contact with the guys over at Montana Rifles, I'm waiting to see if they'll offer the mini action as a barreled action. If the estimate seems fair, I'll put my order in. Feb. 2007 doesn't sound bad. I waited almost a year for my EABCO M97D.... I can wait 8 months :lol:Then there is a 12 week back log on Volquartsen rifles.... I still blame Mark that I can't get the 17HMR out of my system. I think I'll take the plunge and get my name on that list too. ;)

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 11:16 AM

Who said anything about lower stds. or lower class? All I said was you'll be waiting for a long time and a Rem. or Savage action is available now!

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:29 PM

Joel, let us know what you find out about the barreled actions.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:40 PM

Heath, they'll do it (barreled action)... No cash up front.$390 for the barrel specification that I want. $350 for the Mini action.My order is submitted and when production begins is when they will request for a $350 down payment. Less than $750 for a custom barreled action is not bad. Dress it up with a nice stock. One I'm considering is $550 for the stock and full inletting/bedding. So that's about $1250 for a nice "custom" rifle.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:50 PM

Thanks! Did you submit your request online or do it by telephone?

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:09 PM

Actually, I did it online as I'm in a quiet room with others here at work. I submitted via online order form, then emailed back and forth regarding details.... Heath, I would submit an online order. Then call for final details if your able to.....

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 01:59 PM

I just added myself to the list for a left handed action!! Thanks

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Posted 09 July 2006 - 04:11 PM

The easiest method would be to buy a lefthanded Savage in 270WSM, 7mmWSM or 300WSM and just do a barrel swap. I'm sure Fred at Sharpshooter Supply or Pacnor will make you a prechambered 25WSSM barrel for it.Remember that Savage has a larger barrel shank on the WSM cartridges which makes the action a different thread size than the non-WSM rifles. The WSM rifles will already have the large bolthead and magazine built for the fat cartridges.




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