In your opinion, and as far as "Feeding" is concerned, what is the smoothest bolt action out there?
This is something that isn't that apparent when examining a rifle in a gun store, because you aren't feeding live ammo through it. Most of the ones I've tried are not impressive.
I have a cupla Mausers, a 95, and a 98. (both CRF, of course)
The 95 is slick and works perfectly, but I can feel it.
The 98 is rough.
My wife's ruger, (PF) is smoother, I THINK.
BUT, I have TWO EARLY Model Rem 700s, a standard, and a magnum, and they are slicker than owl poop. I can hardly tell if the round is chambered, if I don't look. By comparison, the Mausers are noisy and clanky.
Somebody that knows about/used the various bolt actions,,,, Are the Remington actions the smoothest, and quietest, actions out there?
Is this even an issue for you, assuming they work reliably?
Is there a lotta difference in individual rifles, or is the action design the key to smooth feeding?
I would appreciate your thoughts on this, as it's something that isn't often mentioned.
Smitty of the North