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    Hardy Custom Rifle Review

    Hello all,

    Just wondering if anyone here has a Hardy custom Rifle (Either the Scout/Tactical off their website or other custom Hardy builds). Curious on the reviews of them, and in comparison to defiance/surgeon actions and or builds.

    Cheers guys! (and Gals)

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    I read a hunting story by a guy who used a Hardy custom rifle, it would mis-feed rounds.
    He mentions the issues in this thread https://www.africahunting.com/thread...riwanda.23308/
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    Was rather interested in buying one of his actions at one stage, pretty awesome to have something like that produced locally. No longer on offer though, do his custom rifles use his action??

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    Guy I know ordered a full custom from them, not until it was built did I find out that the action was just a rem 700, he thought he was getting one of their actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Guy I know ordered a full custom from them, not until it was built did I find out that the action was just a rem 700, he thought he was getting one of their actions.
    Thats a good thing
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    i know his 308 isn't meant to be a big game calibre - but i can think of better places to have a misfiring rifle than the african plains

    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    I read a hunting story by a guy who used a Hardy custom rifle, it would mis-feed rounds.
    He mentions the issues in this thread https://www.africahunting.com/thread...riwanda.23308/

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    I have a Hardy customised Tikka T3, absolute tack driver.
    I meet one guy at the range who had a Hardy scout in 300WSM (bloody nice rifle), again absolute tack driver with no issues.

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    Interested in this thread. I am still waiting for my T3x to come back from having a carbon barrel put on it. They said 4-6 weeks. Currently sitting at 10 weeks and the barrel still getting shit done to it from Kiwi composites.

    Only reason I went with Hardy is because they said they could turn it around for the roar. Sounds like Kiwi composites are dragging the chain but I would take that with a grain of salt. Should have spent the extra and got a proof

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcche171 View Post
    Interested in this thread. I am still waiting for my T3x to come back from having a carbon barrel put on it. They said 4-6 weeks. Currently sitting at 10 weeks and the barrel still getting shit done to it from Kiwi composites.

    Only reason I went with Hardy is because they said they could turn it around for the roar. Sounds like Kiwi composites are dragging the chain but I would take that with a grain of salt. Should have spent the extra and got a proof
    Yea they ( Kiwi comp)always seem to drag the chain I have had a few of their wrapped barrels and its always been the same, the last one in 7mmsaum was fitted by Scott Trail who did an awesome job.
    Just doing load work now.

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    [QUOTE=stug;594418]I read a hunting story by a guy who used a Hardy custom rifle, it would mis

    That story is a good read thanks stug.
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    Super thankful for the responses guys. Anymore would be much appreciated. Of course looking to support the locals but end of the day if I'm spending good money on my dream rifle want something that's gonna be fault proof and guaranteed tack driver

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    Comparing a Hardy action to a Defiance Blahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha FHM
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    Quote Originally Posted by IngloriousFame View Post
    Super thankful for the responses guys. Anymore would be much appreciated. Of course looking to support the locals but end of the day if I'm spending good money on my dream rifle want something that's gonna be fault proof and guaranteed tack driver
    If you havent spoken to forum member kiwigreg, you may want to consider getting in touch with him. He has available, and is also able to scource some pretty neat components for a build......

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    Yeah Defiant are nice for $3.5k for the action on its own

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    pretty sure Dean Maisey still has some Stiller Predator actions available.

 

 

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