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Old 03-02-2011, 07:19 PM
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BAT Action Owners ??

Would it be your opinion that BAT is a poor choice for a hunting rifle?

I looked into Barnard. They are substantially more expensive.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:14 PM
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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

I just recieved one for an upcoming build, its like a bank vault, its tight and smooth like nothing I have seen before. mine has the built in rail, so its a bit heavy for a hunting rifle. the regular actions aren't so heavy, so if weight is a concern you might not get the built in rail. I figure I am probably adding about 4 oz by going with it, but to me the extra stiffness in the action is going to be what I want.

I think they are the best action out there.
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Old 03-02-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

Ihave bench buddies that hunt with them. Some other friend of mine just got their rigs this yr. love em, 300 wins, the one rifle took a 386 bull, and loaned it out and took another 7x7 about same caliber
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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

BAT actions are AWSOME. If you are building a hunting gun, you do not need to get a big br type action like the "M" 1.55. Bat makes 1.35" remington style actions that are repeaters. That would be the ticket!!!!

Check out thier website BAT Machines

Good luck.

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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

thanks fellas. just wanted to make sure I didn't hear a bunch of horror stories and dust and such binding them up, that's all.
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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

I am by no means an authority. But, I just watched Gordy Gritter's DVD where he chambers a barrel for a BAT action. Some of the tolerances he mentions suggests to me that one might build the rifle with a little looser tolerances to allow for dirt etc.. in a hunting rifle than you would for benchrest. I don't see why you couldn't use the BAT action. But, the setup might be just a little different.
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Re: BAT Action Owners ??

I have a sporter built on one. I will not use another--VERY sensative to dust and dirt. Consider a Kodiak---that is the one I am using from now on.

Yes they will/do bind.
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