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Old 06-28-2013, 11:42 AM
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Action choice help?

Hi all. Finally decided to bite the bullet and begin gathering the parts for a custom build. The plan is a 7mmWSM build....I am totally stuck as to what action to choose. I know this is probably a dead, beaten zombie horse, but I'm totally stumped. I am debating between the BAT VRRPTEPIC , a Borden Alpine magnum, or Defiance Deviant. At this point I really like all 3, but would like some input from y'all outntherenwho have experience with them, pros/cons versus each other.

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Old 06-28-2013, 03:32 PM
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Re: Action choice help?

If you plan on running tha 180's you MAY want to consider a LONG action! BigHorn, Pierce, Stiller, or Surgeon for me......
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Old 06-28-2013, 03:45 PM
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If you plan on running tha 180's you MAY want to consider a LONG action! BigHorn, Pierce, Stiller, or Surgeon for me......
Planning on running 140s to 168s, it's going to be a long range deer gun and mid range elk gun, if I ever get out west....thanks for the tips
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:08 PM
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Re: Action choice help?

Advice; Look at actions allowing a larger/magnum barrel tennon (1 1/8, 1.125) for the WSM.
For BAT this would be the HRRPTRPIC, I can't find it in Borden or Defiance.

If you don't get enough barrel steel around the WSM chamber, you won't reach designed performance from the cartridge. You'll get early extraction issues.
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Old 06-29-2013, 08:55 PM
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Advice; Look at actions allowing a larger/magnum barrel tennon (1 1/8, 1.125) for the WSM.
For BAT this would be the HRRPTRPIC, I can't find it in Borden or Defiance.

If you don't get enough barrel steel around the WSM chamber, you won't reach designed performance from the cartridge. You'll get early extraction issues.
Thanks, I didn't even think about that, being a 308guy, this is all new
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:31 PM
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Thanks, I didn't even think about that, being a 308guy, this is all new
Now that you've thought about a 1.125" tenon, think about a 1.250" barrel breech diameter being too small.
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Old 06-30-2013, 06:44 AM
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Re: Action choice help?

Now that you are thinking long action, don't forget the BAT HV, Bighorn, and a fairly newcomer to the action business, Short Action Customs.

Mark Gordon at SAC does a great job and his proprietary actions are excellent.

Short Action Customs | Your Foundation for Precision

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