Alpine, Ridgeline, Mountaineer, Bigfoot & Timberline actions

 

General Information

These are the most accurate repeater hunting actions on the market. They are manufactured to true benchrest tolerances and yet are made to be reliable in the field. The action bodies are machined from 40 Rc 416 SS. The bolt raceways are EDM cut and are honed for precision fit and finish. The bolt bodies are made from  chrome moly steel that is Black Nitride treated to result in a hard case.  The bolts are made in full hardened form. The actions are timed to the trigger brand selected by the customer to ensure proper handoff and firing pin fall . Hunting model actions use a .02 to .03 cock on close fit which better balances bolt closing and opening cycles on hunting and field applications and targeted firing pin fall is .250 to .260 inch. Firing pin tip diameter on all of our action models is .065 inch.  Effective third quarter 2022 the Remington footprint compatible actions have removable trigger hangers. (we have hangers for Trigger tech, Bix and andy/jewell). the bolt nose for the repeater actions ustilizes the Remington three rings of steel design.

The following pictures illustrate the 1)repeater bolt noses, 2)  single shot bolt nose vs repeater bolt nose and 3) Bolt handle options available on Alpine, Alpine Magnum, Alpine XP, Ridgeline, Timberline, Timberline Magnum and Mountaineer actions.

borden bolt headsconed vs repeater bolt head bolt handles

Alpine XP actions are single shot only and are designed to fit stocks made for Remington XP 100 actions.  These actions still have the through pin retainers for the trigger. Please find more details under the tab below.

Alpine/Alpine Magnum actions  fit stocks inletted for Remington 700 short actions with repeater models weighing 26-1/2 oz. They are available as repeater or single shot actions.

Ridgeline actions are a hybrid Remington 700 footprint.  This model is intended for mid length cartridges such as the 6.5×284 Win, 257 Roberts, 6MM Remington, 300 WSM, 7 WSM, 270 WSM, 6.35 PRC and the RSAUM family of cartridges. Magazine length is 3.2 inches.

Timberline/Timberline Magnum Actions fit stocks inletted for Remington 700 Long actions (Repeater action weighs 28 1/2 ounces). These actions are vailable as repeater or single shot actions.

A Magnum version of the Alpine and Timberline are available and requires lengthening port opening and the magazine well opening in the stock.

Effective September 1, 2016 we added the Mountaineer action to the lineup.  It is available in short, medium or long action and is available as repeater or single shot.  The action is same footprint as Alpine, Ridgeline and Timberline but do not have the lightening facets on side of action.  The short Mountaineer is also available with the mag well opening for AW magazines.  The Mountaineer series also has Borden bump option and is referred to as Mountaineer RR.  Mountaineer series actions have integrated lug.

The Borden Bigfoot action is designed to be used for big magnums such as 338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Norma family of cartridges.  The action is specifically designed to take the pressures and stresses associated with these cartridges without over stretching the steel or having lug set back.  The bolt is .748 in diameter with 1.093 diameter lugs that are .465 high. The action is 1.400 in diameter and utilizes a 1 1/8×18 TPI thread for the barrel tenon and the actions have an integral recoil lug. The action is designed to fit in a Remington 700 long action inletted stock that has been opened slightly to accept the larger diameter.  The action is available single shot or with a mag well opening to accept the wyatt CFE12 magazine boxes or the CIP detachable magazine systems.  In fact we have special CFE12 internal mag boxes made for us by Wyatt Outdoors so gunsmiths do not have to bend the ears or shorten the ears on the box to work with the larger diameter bolt.

The Alpine XP actions are single shot actions designed to fit stocks inletted for Remington XP100 actions.  We have developed 2 versions of this action.  The version for rear grip stocks is full cylindrical and has a benchrest style port and 4 scope ring/rail mounting screws on top of the action.  It utilizes a front and a mid section guard screw system to retain the action to the stock and the screws enter from the bottom.  The other version has an XP100 style hunting port and the mid section guard screw enters from the top of the action and screws into a retainer plug in the stock–This version is typically used in center grip stocks. It has 2 front and 1 rear scope/ring attachment holes. Bolts and shrouds are black nitride treated.

Alpne XP with Hunting Style port for center grip stocks:

Alpine XP with Benchrest style port for rear grip stocks:

The Alpine and Alpine Magnum actions are designed to fit Rem 700 short action inletted stocks.  They are available right hand and left hand and single shot and repeater.  223, 308 (includes ppc) and standard magnum boltfaces are available. The Alpine action has same port length and magazine well length (in repeater version) as the Remington 700 short actions.  The Alpine Magnum action has a 1/4 inch longer port and the magazine well is made for Wyatt length magazine boxes (.115 longer than Remington magazine boxes).  The bolt handles are straight and there are four variations of bolt handles. We have a standard long straight handle with small tear drop knob, a long Big knob handle, a shortie big knob handle and a threaded handle for use of screw on bolt knobs. Our actions do not accept Remington barrels or scope bases/rails. The actions are full round at front and rear and utilize 8×40 thread milled scope block holes with .860 spacing front and rear.  The barrel tenon threads are 1 1/16×18 TPI. Bolt fit is less than .002 diameteral difference between bolt diameter and action through hole diameter (equivalent to what we and others did to put Borden Bumps on Remington and other bolts). The actions utilize bolts that are hardened and black nitride treated chrome oly steel.  The action bodies are hardened (40 Rc) 416 SS. 

 

We developed the Borden Ridgeline actions a few years ago to better provide an action with an appropriate magazine well length for the 6.5×284, 284 Win, 257 Roberts, 6MM Remington, the WSM, and the RSAUM families of cartridges.  The action is a Borden Alpine design that has been stretched in the middle by .370 inch. This results in a magazine well opeinng that is 3.2 inches. McMillan, Manners and AG Composites are currently inletting stocks for this action. We have Obendorf drop plate style trigger guard/floorplate/ internal magazine systems for this action model.  We are also offering the Hawkins Hunter Medium DBM system . The bolts for the Ridgeline action are made of hardened and black nitride treated chrome moly steel. The action bodies are made from hardened (40 Rc) 416 SS.

aaThe Borden Timberline and Borden Timberline Magnum actions are designed to fit Rem 700 long action inletted stocks.  They are available right hand and left hand and single shot and repeater.  308 (includes ppc) and standard magnum boltfaces are available. The Borden Timberline action has same port length and magazine well length (in repeater version) as the Remington 700 Long actions.  The Borden Timberline Magnum action has a 1/4 inch longer port and the magazine well is made for Wyatt length magazine boxes (.115 longer than Remington magazine boxes).  The bolt handles are straight and there are four variations of bolt handles. We have a standard long straight handle with small tear drop knob, a long Big knob handle, a shortie big knob handle and a threaded handle for use of screw on bolt knobs. Our actions do not accept Remington barrels or scope bases/rails. The actions are full round at front and rear and utilize 8×40 thread milled scope block holes with .860 spacing front and rear.  The barrel tenon threads are 1 1/16×18 TPI. Bolt fit is less than .002 diameteral difference between bolt diameter and action through hole diameter (equivalent to what we and others did to put Borden Bumps on Remington and other bolts). The bolts are made from chrome moly steel that is hardened and black nitride treated. The action body is hardened (40Rc) 416SS.

 

 

The Borden Mountaineer series of actions were designed and developed for use in single shot and  detachable magazine applications.  The use of detachable magazines does not require the open style port that we use on our Alpine, Ridgeline and Timberline series of actions so we opted to have the actions be full round.  The use of the benchrest style port and no lightening cuts on the side of the receiver results in a stiffer receiver.  It is available in short, medium or long action and is available as repeater or single shot.  The action is same footprint as Alpine, Ridgeline and Timberline but do not have the lightening facets on side of action.  The short Mountaineer is also available with the mag well opening for AW magazines.  The Mountaineer series also has Borden bump option and is referred to as Mountaineer RR.  We are now taking orders for the Mountaineer Action model with integrated Recoil Lug.  That model is available with two bolt fits 1) Regular Alpine 2) Rimrock.

Actions are available standard bead blast finish or Black Nitride.

The first picture below is of Mountaineer action with optional Black nitride finish and optional pinned rail.  The second and third pictures show Mountaineer action with  Black nitride bolt and shroud and optional pinned rail. The bolts are all made from hardened and black nitride treated chrome moly steel. The shrouds are black nitride treated 303 SS. The action bodies are hardened (40Rc) 416 ss.

 

The Borden Bigfoot action is designed to be used for big magnums such as 338 Lapua Magnum and 300 Norma family of cartridges.  The action is specifically designed to take the pressures and stresses associated with these cartridges without over stretching the steel or having lug set back.  The bolt is .748 in diameter with 1.093 diameter lugs that are .465 high. The action is 1.400 in diameter and utilizes a 1 1/8×18 TPI thread for the barrel tenon and the actions have an integral recoil lug. The action is designed to fit in a Remington 700 long action inletted stock that has been opened slightly to accept the larger diameter.  The action is available single shot or with a mag well opening to accept the wyatt CFE12 magazine boxes or the CIP detachable magazine systems.  In fact we have special CFE12 internal mag boxes made for us by Wyatt Outdoors so gunsmiths do not have to bend the ears or shorten the ears on the box to work with the larger diameter bolt.  the action features four thread milled 8×40 scope rail/ring mounting holes and there is a front and rear 1/8 inch dowel pin hole for pinning rails/rings.

We offer the Borden Bigfoot action in two versions. One version is full round and utilizes a Benchrest style port.  The second version has an open hunting style port with a lightening flat on each side of the action.  the actions are available right hand, left hand, repeater or single shot and are only available .590 boltface) bolts. Action is available in standard beadblast finish or Black Nitride. Repeater and single shot versions both use repeater style bolt nose. 

Borden Bigfoot with BR style port:

Borden Bigfoot LW action with hunting style port:

Detailed Specs

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ModelOALDiameterPort
Length
WeightMagazine WellsConfigurationsPrice
Alpine XP with BR style Port6.71.362.7530.4 with lug
29.12 w/o lug
Single ShotRBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with pinned lug
Alpine XP with conventional port6.71.362.652Single ShotRBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Alpine7.851.362.430 1/2Single ShotRBRP; LBLP;
RBLP; LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 w/lug
Alpine7.851.362.426 1/2Remington 223 family;
Remington 308 Family;
Remington Short Magnum;
RBRP; LBLP ;
RBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Alpine Magnum7.851.362.7530Single ShotRBRP; LBLP;
RBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Alpine Magnum7.851.362.7526Wyatt Length RepeaterRBRP; LBLP;
RBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Mountaineer Short Action with integrated Lug
(Alpine Bolt fit)
8.11.362.7529.5Remington short 223, rem Short STD;
Rem Short WSM;Wyatt Short STD;
Wyatt Short WSM; AW; Single Shot
RBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1,400
Mountaineer Short Action with integrated Lug
(Rimrock  Bolt fit)
8.11.362.7529.5Remington short 223, rem Short STD;
Rem Short WSM;Wyatt Short STD;
Wyatt Short WSM; AW; Single shot
RBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1,600
Ridgeline Action8.221.363.1227Medium Length Standard
Medium Length WSM
RBRP; LBLP$1200.00 w/o lug
$1265.00 with lug
Mountaineer Medium Action Integrated Lug
(Alpine bolt fit)
8.451.363.1227Single Shot
Medium Length Standard
Medium Length WSM/RSAUM
RBRP; LBLP$1,400.00
Mountaineer Medium Action Integrated Lug
(Rimrock or bolt fit)
8.451.363.1227Medium Length Standard
Medium Length WSM Single Shot
RBRP; LBLP$1,600.00
Timberline8.691.363.2534 3/4Single ShotRBRP; LBLP ;
RBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Timberline8.691.363.2529Remington Std Mag and 30-06 Family;
Remington Ultra Magnum
RBRP; LBLP;
RBLP; LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Timberline Magnum8.691.363.534 1/4Single ShotRBRP;LBLP ;
RBLP; LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Timberline Magnum8.691.363.528 1/2Wyatt Std Magnum;
Wyatt Ultra Magnum
RBRP;LBLP ;
RBLP;LBRP
$1300.00 w/o lug
$1365.00 with lug
Mountaineer Long Action Integrated Lug
(Alpine bolt fit)
8.941.363.5Remington STD LONG; Rem ULTRA;
Wyatt STD LONG; Wyatt LONG Ultra
Single Shot
RBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1,400.00
Mountaineer Long Action Integrated Lug(
Rimrock bolt fit)
8.941.363.5Remington STD LONG; Rem ULTRA;
Wyatt STD LONG; Wyatt LONG Ultra
Single Shot
RBRP;RBLP;
LBLP;LBRP
$1,600.00
Borden Bigfoot Action8.941.43.5 BR style34Wyatt CFE 12 or single shotRBRP, RBLP,
LBLP, LBRP
$1,425.00
Borden Bigfoot LW
(has hunting port and side flats)
8.941.43.5
Hunting style
32Wyatt CFE 12 or single shotRBRP, RBLP;
LBLP; LBRP
$1,475.00

 

  • Action Footprint designed to be drop in for stocks inletted for Remington 700 (standard action now has straight machined handle and McMillan offers that inletting-Rem 700 handle still available for those that want to fit stocks already inletted for Rem 700 with Rem 700 handle)
  • Hardened Stainless Steel Action Body(40 Rc)
  • Hardened and ground 4140 Bolt Body (44 Rc)
  • Alpine Class Bolt Body to Action Body clearance <.002 inch
  • Rimrock bolt fit: Borden bumps Bolt body to action body clearance in front of handle <.0015 inch, remainder <.002 
  • Bolt Face perpendicular within .0002 inch -This is best in industry
  • Manufactured Right Hand or Left hand
  • Bolt Head and lugs designed to smoothly fit action raceway so that “anti-bind rail” is not needed
  • 1 1/16 x 18 TPI Threading for barrel tenon
  • Neatly executed spiral fluting on bolt body 
  • Silver brazed on Borden Machined Bolt Handle 
  • 4 Boltface Sizes (Dakota, magnum, 308, 223) the 308 boltface extractor can be set to be able to successfully extract and eject ppc cases
  • all bolts use Sako style extractor
  • Double blind pinned recoil lug is available as an option
  • There are NO TAPS used in the manufature of these actions
  • Thread Milled 8×40 Blind Scope block holes
  • Thread Milled 1/4×28 Guard Screw Holes
  • Standard and “Magnum” port length available for Alpine and Timberline.
  • Remington and Wyatt magazine wells available Mountaineer, Alpine and Timberline.  The Ridgeline has has either a WSM well or standard well.  Both use custom magazine boxes and floorplate systems as well as Hawkins DBM systems available from Borden Accuracy.
  • Single shot and repeaters available in each model
  • Proprietary feed rails designed to smooth feed even Short Magnums and Ultra Magnums
  • Sako style Extractor
  • Borden Standard Machined Handle Standard on Right or left hand actions
  • Borden “Big Knob” Handle, “Shortie Big Knob Handle or threaded handle Available on Right or left hand actions
  • Threaded bolt Handle available with thread on knob
  • Remington style nose (three rings of steel) on repeaters and thirty degree coned nose on single shots

Maintenance Schedule

Follow the following timeframes for optimal performance

  • Replace firing pin spring – Every 5,000 Rounds
  • Use Mil-Com bolt lube after every cleaning behind the lugs
  • Do Not use acid to clean carbon debris

Get In Touch

(570) 965-2505

Location

1325 Sheldon Hill Rd
Springville, PA 18844

Email

bordenrifles@gmail.com

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