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Old 01-15-2012, 12:14 PM
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bat machine or stiller

if your buying a 408 size action would you go with the stiller or the bat . the model L 2.0" is 1480$ left hand bolt with right ejection . Im left handed so i figured on a custom rifle why not never had a left hand rifle for myself . also to me it looks better than the stiller tac408 . plus i think i can order from bat on their website and have it shipped to my gunsmith .
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:25 PM
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Re: bat machine or stiller

May be just personal preference, but i'd get the Bat action, they are awesome and simple, but quality.
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Old 01-15-2012, 12:54 PM
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It looks more heavy duty. Probably gonna make the stock price go up from what I've got from joel russo. But I think it will be worth it. Do it right do it once. I hate the rem700 look of the stiller.
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Old 01-15-2012, 01:11 PM
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BAT. Best quality action made
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: bat machine or stiller

myrifleisLapua:

As I read the pricing on the BAT site, I make the price for left bolt/right port to be $1400 (base $1350 plus $50 for left bolt), not $1480 - "saves" you $80.

As long as you don't need a repeater, and you're willing to muscle the extra weight (100 oz vs 61 oz), and your stock will support a 2.0" round action, you are, IMHO, much better off with the L2R BAT. Slightly shorter than the Stiller (0.250), MUCH heavier construction, unmatched quality, and, also IMHO, a much cleaner, slicker look. I've asked Stiller whether they'd produce their TAC408 repeater with the rounded port opening of their Diamondback but no go.

Enjoy your BAT. You won't have any reason to look back.
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Old 01-15-2012, 02:46 PM
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Re: bat machine or stiller

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if your buying a 408 size action would you go with the stiller or the bat . the model L 2.0" is 1480$ left hand bolt with right ejection . Im left handed so i figured on a custom rifle why not never had a left hand rifle for myself . also to me it looks better than the stiller tac408 . plus i think i can order from bat on their website and have it shipped to my gunsmith .
I like Stiller BUT when you throw Bat in the mix, it would make my choice easy. Bat are second to none.

I shoot a Stiller Diamondback 6br right bolt left port drop port. If I was shooting a 408 size case I would not want the port on the same side as my face with 100+ grains of powder. Might not be an issue but it wouldn't give me a warm fuzzy feeling.
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Old 01-15-2012, 03:16 PM
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Rimfire:

As you probably know, the left port is an option on the BAT - add $50. Possibly that is how the poster got the $1480...notwithstanding that would still only total $1450.

In any case, your point is well taken. I second it - and he still "saves" $30.
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