Our Action Features
The Bighorn Arms action incorporates many simple ideas:
- The action fits into standard Remington 700 stocks.
- It uses any standard trigger that fits a Remington 700.
- The sight bases sit on the same elevation to eliminate misalignment.
- The bolt has a floating head so the lugs are always squarely in contact with the receiver and not affected by the alignment of the bolt body in the receiver.
- The action also has a gas block to help prevent gases from a blown primer or case failure from reaching the shooter. This is especially important when the loading port is near the shooters face.
- The materials used to machine and build the actions are aerospace quality.
- The bolt head is carburized to maintain good core strength and high surface hardness to prevent galling on the lugs.
- The bolt and bolt head have an NP3 finish, which is an electroless nickel-based finish that is Teflon impregnated. This provides a smooth sliding bolt.
- The rear tang was stiffened to support the heavier barrels.
- The action is rigid in order to support the heavier barrels. To do this meant closing the action on the top; and on repeaters, removing less material on the bottom. (Closing the action on the top meant top loading of magazines was not possible).
- We examined and tried many magazines and bottom metal:· The Surgeon bottom metal with the Accuracy International magazines was the top choice for the tactical .308/.260 market. These are available in 5 and 10 round capacities.
Some accessories that are handy and available:
- The Picatinny rail with 20 MOA of angle. This rail extends forward of the action, allowing for some of the larger tactical scopes to be positioned forward providing the shooter more eye relief.
- The action comes with 8-40 scope mount threads. The 6-48 threads are available on the SR2.
- The action is also available in a left-handed version or left-hand/right port and right-hand/left port.