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Old 06-14-2013, 09:44 AM
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defiance, stiller, or Bat?

I need an action to start my first 100% custom build. I cant spend more than 1200$ for the action but i have heard very good (while some bad) about all three of these actions. Which do u guys use and why? Plan on this one to be a 300 norma, so big bolt face but no lapua size action. Thanks!
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:43 AM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

The 300 Norma Mag has the same bolt face as the Lapua and so it will also have the same bolt thrust. So I would think you want just as beefy an action as for the Lapua.

If and when I do a full custom build, my first choice would be a Defiance Mutant because of its integral recoil lug. The Deviant also has a integral 20 MOA picatinny rail but I prefer a 40 MOA rail.

I think all three action makers you are considering are well proven to be top notch action makers. I would say pick the one with the features you like best.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:55 AM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

I am at the same point and have narrowed my options to Stller predator or the Defiance Rebel. I am building a 300 win.
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:34 PM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

I'd look close at the Barnard...you get a match trigger with theirs, at a reasonable price.

Custom Actions

Good luck!
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Old 06-14-2013, 12:39 PM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

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I am at the same point and have narrowed my options to Stller predator or the Defiance Rebel. I am building a 300 win.
Now that you're down to 2..comes the easy part...flip a coin!!
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:20 PM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

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The 300 Norma Mag has the same bolt face as the Lapua and so it will also have the same bolt thrust. So I would think you want just as beefy an action as for the Lapua.

If and when I do a full custom build, my first choice would be a Defiance Mutant because of its integral recoil lug. The Deviant also has a integral 20 MOA picatinny rail but I prefer a 40 MOA rail.

I think all three action makers you are considering are well proven to be top notch action makers. I would say pick the one with the features you like best.
Now I thought the whole point of the .338 norma was to have lapua perfomance in a standard action. If I wanted a longer action id probably just go with a lapua. Alottaaaa guys (including mr. Sloan" has built a .338 norma on a standard long action with an opened magnum bolt face. If I didn't have to blueprint a remmy action id probably use the one I have. That and I don't own a custom action and I think it would be a nice change
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Old 06-14-2013, 01:23 PM
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Re: defiance, stiller, or Bat?

I'm pretty sure the Defiance is the only one with a standard Remington 700 foot print. The stiller is 1.400" and longer and the BAT is bigger as well. I would go Defiance but 1200.00 probably isn't going to get you there unless it's used. I have a buddy with 2 of the Defiance actions in 500 A square and .500 Weatherby so I'm sure they will hold up to the .300 Norma.
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