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#599120 07/05/21 10:15 AM
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It might be interesting to hear some opinions about the all-time best single shot action. My nominee would be the Hagn. Earlier designs have paved the way, but I think it incorporates all the best features in a compact, elegant design that no one else has bettered.


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Does anyone have experience with the single shot made by Butch Searcy?

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I'd agree with the Hagn choice, classic lines and proportioned options, along with all else you mentioned and more. Best of all time though, that's a tough one. It's an aesthetic benchmark, no doubt to me.

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If you consider cost with other factors , it is hard to beat the Ruger #1-3. Best is not the same as favorite, for my favorite , it is the twin underlug "tip up" German/Austrian action.
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Der Ami, I agree when cost is considered that the Ruger action is right up there. I also agree that the classic kippluaf is great. To date I've never owned one, but it's on my bucket list.


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The Hagn is rather brilliant!


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I personally prefer old exposed hammer actions, so my choice would be one of those. My favorite isn't one I'd classify as "best" as it's the Marlin Ballard action. I love the design, the look, and the feel of the Ballard.
But if I was building up an action for a ground up do most anything single shot rifle, I'd buy an MVA High Wall action. They're strong enough for anything I'd want to build, and have double set trigger options, as well as pistol grip tang options. A guy could make a strong, beautiful single shot hunting, or target rifle on the MVA action.

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I'd agree with Vall (although I have some others I'm fond of also.) Well, I'll have to throw in the 44 1/2 Stevens, original or CPA, as the switch barrel capability is awfully handy.

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Going to agree with Vall about the Ballard. Yes, there are stronger, maybe better actions but they all feel clumsy once you have handled and used a Ballard.
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Gibbs for elegance and WR 1897 for modern pressures.


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