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Old 05-12-2013, 12:36 AM
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Re: Best 700 clone Action for a build ?

I read quite a bit researching the BAT, especially after reading about the locking up issue. My action is an HR. I wonder if the tolerances are a bit relaxed compared to their bench rest specific actions.
I had the action melonited in hope the hardened surfaces might better resist this possibility.
So far I have had no problems, even when shooting in the wind and dust of the eastern Utah high desert, or 40+ gusts above timberline in Colorado blowing dust and sand around.
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:04 PM
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Re: Best 700 clone Action for a build ?

I have two Stillers (one I still have yet to fire). I have no complaints except the Sako extractor isn't my favorite. I do like them more than the Rem 700 though.

I also have a fully trued 700 with a PTG bolt & side bolt release. It work but it is NOT as smooth as my Stiller & has WAY more rounds put through it.

A good friend of mine just contracted my help on his first custom rig, I thing i've found the best action on the market as of now:


Best 700 clone Action for a build ?-defiance-deviant.jpg



As far as barrels go, the older Shilens I have shoot very well, but I have heard rumor their accuracy is going down hill. I don't know how accurate that statement is.

I've ran Shilen (3x), Krieger (1x) & Obermeyer (2x) thus far & all are treating/have treated me quite well.

Stick with the top tier barrel makers & you won't/can't go wrong.

I have two Manners T-5 stocks & a McMillan A-5. I'll take the Mcmillan all day long, just something about the McMillan that feels better to me. Quality wise, I don't think you'll find a difference.


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Old 05-14-2013, 05:09 PM
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Re: Best 700 clone Action for a build ?

That's a sharp looking action right there....Who makes it?
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Old 05-14-2013, 05:13 PM
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That's a sharp looking action right there....Who makes it?

Defiance makes it. The integrated Recoil lug & Pic rail really caught my eye. I know, I know, Surgeon has been doing this for years.... They also didn't make LH actions until quite recently, guess it soured my opinion of them


I just received the AIAX chassis, Badger FTE Brake & Jewell trigger for this rig. The Obermeyer 1-10" barrel should be here tomorrow.


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Re: Best 700 clone Action for a build ?

What do the Deviance standard LA's run $?
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:37 AM
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What do the Deviance standard LA's run $?

I bought that from Bugholes.... I believe it was $1300.


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Old 05-15-2013, 09:17 AM
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Re: Best 700 clone Action for a build ?

Thanks for the info. Sharp looking action.

My knowledge is greatly limited in the custom action realm, as I have never built a gun off of one. The info has been very helpful.
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