Custom Rifle Actions – Right Bolt/Left Eject – Defiance Machine – SHOT Show 2017

Defiance Machine

You know almost every rifle in my grandfather’s rack came after he found a pile of cheap once fired brass at a flea market. He would buy the rifle, the dies, check the reloading manual for the powders and the bullets, and that rifle, even 20 years down the road, would become part of his accumulation.

Red blooded American gun enthusiasts are a unique breed, and we like doing things our way. As you get more and more hooked on these wonderfully simple yet complicated contraptions, there is a good chance at some point you’ll want to build your own rifle, or have a rifle built for you buy a custom gunsmith.

With the advent of the internet it is really, really (really really really really) easy to get bad advice these days. So your best bet is to start with an action company that can keep your expectations within your budget, and help you to not make big mistakes that can be discouraging.

Defiance Machine creates custom actions for several custom rifle shops with names you may recognize, and they have a number of dealers who purchase several of one action at a time, and act as something of a standard distributor. But before you take that step to purchase anything, they strongly urge that you call them, give them the details of what you are trying to accomplish, and they’ll point you in the right direction.

If you want something truly custom, the lead times on their actions are longer than they would like, and longer than you’ll want, but it is possible that you’re spec isn’t that far from a few somewhat standard specs they make for their dealers, and Brownells. I’ve snooped around online, and you won’t find a better word of mouth custom action manufacturer.

Defiance actions are proudly made in Montana. They are backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee. After SHOT Show (because they are here), you may also contact them at 406-756-2727.

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  • James Carter January 20, 2017, 11:46 pm

    All true and the customer service is incredible! If your not happy they will make you happy. I got my defiance action which came with a .250 barrel lug. I sent them an e-mail and I asked about a .300 barrel lug and they sent me one for free and I had it in 2 days.
    My Defiance Rebel action is beautiful. They made it to the Remington 700 “Footprint” so it fits every 700 accessory known to man! The ejection port is a little longer for custom hand loads, It has an m-16 style extractor, and it is a work of art! if you are looking for the best of the best, look no further. And the customer service doesn’t stop at the sale, they referred me to “Short Action Customs” which is like the best gun builders on the planet. The SAC team holds world records with their guns. And the whole process is only about a grand more than any factory high-end rifle. And the rifle you come away with is a dream rifle. While others are having Remington actions trued and blueprinted, throw another few hundred in and order a Defiance Rebel action. When you get it you will be amazed. There is one thing that I have to warn you about. After you take this step, you will never again be happy with another factory production rifle.

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