I’ve owned one for over a year now. Load the 130eldm at 2,900 and it’s a lazer. I absolutely love my Archimedes so I bought another last bf and built a hunting rifle. Today bought a nucleus for a wife build. My buddies that have them also love them. My complete rifle barrel is a criterion. And I think the xylo is top notch also.Has anybody bought a full archimedes rifle? Seem like a good price. Not sure what barrel they run tho
Got pics in the chassis?I’ve owned one for over a year now. Load the 130eldm at 2,900 and it’s a lazer. I absolutely love my Archimedes so I bought another last bf and built a hunting rifle. Today bought a nucleus for a wife build. My buddies that have them also love them. My complete rifle barrel is a criterion. And I think the xylo is top notch also.
Nucleus is barely the same action as when it launched. Bolt lift and timing is different, integral lug now, bayonet style bolt shroud, bolt stop mechanism completely different…Nuke has had 2 upgrades but the Archimedes has 0.
Even the OG nukes had nothing wrong with them. Just making gradual improvements.
2 upgrades meaning OG Nuke, 1.1, 2.0Nucleus is barely the same action as when it launched. Bolt lift and timing is different, integral lug now, bayonet style bolt shroud, bolt stop mechanism completely different…
No one is saying Ted isn’t smart or doesn’t make a good product, but look at the Mausingfield as an example of what happens to ARC actions.
Why do you like the archimedes better?I have a Nuke 2.0 and an Archimedes. Like the arch a bit more. I feel I can run these actions faster than my LPA Fuzion, or my old impact. I am a CRF with mechanical ejector junkie, bighorn and arc actions are my favorite. Ibdo enjoy the fuzion as well.
Lighter bolt lift than my Nuke with the 16# spring, other than that, they're very similar. The Nuke has much easier bolt disassembly. The ARC work well with TT triggers, need a low sear in a BnA to get them to work properly. You'll be happy with either one.Why do you like the archimedes better?
OG nuke, 1.1, 1.2, & 2.0. I have the ladder 3 and all those have the bayonet fire control. Bolts are not interchangeable from OG to the 1.1,1.2, & 2 because the throw is different. All version of Nukes and Archimedes have interchangeable bolt heads.2 upgrades meaning OG Nuke, 1.1, 2.0
Yeah the bolt stop sucks. A very nice lady at ARC told me they won’t be using it in any future designs, hope she’s right.I have a Nuke 2.0, Archimedes, and a M5 Mausingfield.
As a whole, theyre the best actions Ive run. I've gone through a fair few over the years, but these three wont ever leave the safe.
Oh, I dont like the rotating Archimedes bolt stop though.
I agree with the Archimedes bolt stop comments but there is a technique involved that makes things better which of course I’ve forgotten. It was something like the bolt stop won’t rotate with the bold all the way to the rear. any one remember?
I had one of the first 20 nuke actions… never had a single issue with it. Got in on the archemedies pre order when they came out…. Same thing… worked like a charm. I plan on buying 2 mausingfields in the next year for a pair of hunting rifles.
1.2 had a release of like 50 total units during 4th of July a few years back. It was a 1.1 with bits of 2.0Are we calling the old G2 the 1.2 now because it doesn't have the integral lug? I don't know that warrants a change, but I do like integral lugs... and flat bottoms, alas. I like the barbell bolt knob a lot. Generally, pretty feature rich... even if they're not glass smooth.
Reviews aren't mixed.
This is kinda what I was thinking also. People who dislike them either haven’t run them or have specific complaints about the features. A small number of those complaints are fair (bolt stop is one); some are just preference (bolt feel and knob); some are essentially irrelevant (bolt tear-down complexity, “ARC keeps improving their designs, ugh”).Reviews aren't mixed.
Mixed? People don’t like that the bolt release is tough and maybe bolt tear down but anyone who has actually used one vs seeing pics on the internet likes em.
I dropped and lost the little steel ball in the detent in my Nucleus and ran without it for around 200 rounds and never missed it, probably removed the bolt 20 times in this period. Ordered another from ARC and put it back in and now think I liked it better without it, was easier to turn the knob and never had it back off.I had no issues with the bolt stop on my Arch. Once you find the right spot for the bolt (just forward of all the way back). I think I did clip a coil off the spring for the bolt stop detent to reduce the tension and make it easier to turn but don’t remember for sure.
What PVA barrel do you have on this gun?Mixed? People don’t like that the bolt release is tough and maybe bolt tear down but anyone who has actually used one vs seeing pics on the internet likes em.
The Archimedes is just plain snazzy.
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I don’t think I’ve ever lubed mine and it’s still slicker than goose shit after 1k rounds so far.