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bas402

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Thanks but it appears there are still issues for some and they haven’t done much testing with them yet. This action is nice with a Jewell/ Remmy triggers but haven’t read much success with any other triggers or it’s hit and miss, and that’s a big issue for me I’ll just keep running my Jewell in mine for now.
 

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Thanks but it appears there are still issues for some and they haven’t done much testing with them yet. This action is nice with a Jewell/ Remmy triggers but haven’t read much success with any other triggers or it’s hit and miss, and that’s a big issue for me I’ll just keep running my Jewell in mine for now.
No issues with mine and it’s got about 6 matches on it now. I’d go for it without hesitation
 
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Thanks but it appears there are still issues for some and they haven’t done much testing with them yet. This action is nice with a Jewell/ Remmy triggers but haven’t read much success with any other triggers or it’s hit and miss, and that’s a big issue for me I’ll just keep running my Jewell in mine for now.
Let me know what issues you are having (PM if you want). I've had about every trigger issue with my Tempest and finally have it running smooth with most of my triggers (to include TT Diamond and Pro). The Diamond is awesome. I may be able to shed light on something you haven't tried. Also, George is super nice and is crazy smart. He ultimately had to diagnosis my problem and he was spot on.
 
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Hi fellas, do any of you own/have owned both the Badger M2013 and the Tempest actions? I'm chasing some information comparing the two if anyone has.
 

5RWill

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While i haven't owned a M2013, i've felt an AI and it is stiffer than the Tempest. I know i always wanted a Badger but always heard about heavy bolt lift.
 
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Thanks for the response Will. So the Tempest has a lighter bolt lift than the AI? I played with an AI the other week. I liked it but don't really have a use for the switch barrel system and I prefer traditional stocks.

I’ve heard the same about the M2013 but haven’t had the opportunity to try one out to compare.

One other question: Can a single Tempest action be purchased with and run both a short magnum and standard 0.470 boltface bolts?
 

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Thanks for the response Will. So the Tempest has a lighter bolt lift than the AI? I played with an AI the other week. I liked it but don't really have a use for the switch barrel system and I prefer traditional stocks.

I’ve heard the same about the M2013 but haven’t had the opportunity to try one out to compare.

One other question: Can a single Tempest action be purchased with and run both a short magnum and standard 0.470 boltface bolts?
Sure can, I have two bolts and 3 barrels for mine.
 
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bas402

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Let me know what issues you are having (PM if you want). I've had about every trigger issue with my Tempest and finally have it running smooth with most of my triggers (to include TT Diamond and Pro). The Diamond is awesome. I may be able to shed light on something you haven't tried. Also, George is super nice and is crazy smart. He ultimately had to diagnosis my problem and he was spot on.
I think I will get a TT diamond flat shoe and give it a go. Gap built my 6CM Tempest so we are going to find out. Anyway if I don’t like it I’ll mine it to my TL2 or one of my Surgeon’s. Thanks for the input I might shoot you a message
 

5RWill

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Thanks for the response Will. So the Tempest has a lighter bolt lift than the AI? I played with an AI the other week. I liked it but don't really have a use for the switch barrel system and I prefer traditional stocks.

I’ve heard the same about the M2013 but haven’t had the opportunity to try one out to compare.

One other question: Can a single Tempest action be purchased with and run both a short magnum and standard 0.470 boltface bolts?
Np bud, yup lighter than the AI. It's still my favorite 3-lug, but i've also not come across an action as smooth as my personal tempest. Granted mine was bare, then polished, and DLCd. I've yet to feel an action comes close to it truthfully. That's from a Bighorn, Surgeon, BAT tactical, Deviant, and AI. I want to handle a Impact just because they're the latest craze. It's hard to shy away from the feeling of my Tempest though when it comes to shooting competition.
 
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Np bud, yup lighter than the AI. It's still my favorite 3-lug, but i've also not come across an action as smooth as my personal tempest. Granted mine was bare, then polished, and DLCd. I've yet to feel an action comes close to it truthfully. That's from a Bighorn, Surgeon, BAT tactical, Deviant, and AI. I want to handle a Impact just because they're the latest craze. It's hard to shy away from the feeling of my Tempest though when it comes to shooting competition.

I wish mine was smooth. Bolt close is stiff as hell, I've had a firing pin issue once, and then the lugs sheared off the firing pin assembly another time. Horizon took care of me with overnight shipping each time.
 

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I wish mine was smooth. Bolt close is stiff as hell, I've had a firing pin issue once, and then the lugs sheared off the firing pin assembly another time. Horizon took care of me with overnight shipping each time.
I think i've been lucky in that regard. I've not felt another tempest except mine but it seems most stray away from them now. Least the circles that i keep up with in the PRS community. I've not really had a single problem out of the action function wise. Though i remember Shane's shroud kept coming undone in matches and would cost him the match, so he switched to an Axiom.

I've not handled a nitrided one.
 

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I think i've been lucky in that regard. I've not felt another tempest except mine but it seems most stray away from them now. Least the circles that i keep up with in the PRS community. I've not really had a single problem out of the action function wise. Though i remember Shane's shroud kept coming undone in matches and would cost him the match, so he switched to an Axiom.

I've not handled a nitrided one.
I was hesitant when I bought my action after what I had read,but I must be a lucky one because it runs perfectly,smooth easy bolt lift,mine is nitrided.The axiom looks good,but a straight bolt handle on a 60* action,meh no thanks.
 
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Np bud, yup lighter than the AI. It's still my favorite 3-lug, but i've also not come across an action as smooth as my personal tempest. Granted mine was bare, then polished, and DLCd. I've yet to feel an action comes close to it truthfully. That's from a Bighorn, Surgeon, BAT tactical, Deviant, and AI. I want to handle a Impact just because they're the latest craze. It's hard to shy away from the feeling of my Tempest though when it comes to shooting competition.
Thanks for this information Will and fellas. @M338 your thoughts on the straight handle 3 lug is one of the main reasons why I've been looking into this action and the M2013. Would you recommend getting it nitrided?
 

5RWill

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Thanks for this information Will and fellas. @M338 your thoughts on the straight handle 3 lug is one of the main reasons why I've been looking into this action and the M2013. Would you recommend getting it nitrided?
Np bud. I'm the same way i feel like a swept bolt handle is a must for a 3-lug. Though obviously lots don't but i feel like i would hate it if the bolt started in the same position as a 90 degree two lug and stopped nearly half way. Though lots love it. I'm surprised Chase hasn't offered a swept handle on his actions yet.
 

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Np bud. I'm the same way i feel like a swept bolt handle is a must for a 3-lug. Though obviously lots don't but i feel like i would hate it if the bolt started in the same position as a 90 degree two lug and stopped nearly half way. Though lots love it. I'm surprised Chase hasn't offered a swept handle on his actions yet.
I agree...swept or dont bother. Even on 700 clones the dog leg style is just better ergos in my opinion.

Im half tempted to make a straight handle to screw into the tempest bolt just to see how she feels. Ill still prefer swept but curiosity gets me sometimes.
 

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I agree...swept or dont bother. Even on 700 clones the dog leg style is just better ergos in my opinion.

Im half tempted to make a straight handle to screw into the tempest bolt just to see how she feels. Ill still prefer swept but curiosity gets me sometimes.
I have seen some of the Tempest actions where the owner wanted the 700 style bolt and tac knob installed. If you look at Sikes rifles he runs his this way.
 
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