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Unread 03-31-2009, 11:59 PM
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Re: actions

we probably would have really looked hard at the Stiller but we could never get them to answer the phone or call us back

I had the same problem with Stiller I guess they do'nt like money.
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Unread 04-01-2009, 07:47 AM
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Re: actions

I have a Borden Timberline and my 'smith said he always checks the actions for squareness and most all need a slight "tweak" but the Borden was out of the box perfect.
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Unread 04-03-2009, 08:33 AM
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Re: actions

There is nothing dramatically wrong with the McMillan receivers. That said, they are expensive for sure and as such, I point my customers in different directions for a custom receiver just because of cost mainly.

For any rifle based on a case up to and including the RUM class chamberings, my first choice by a LARGER margin is the Borden Timberline Magnum receiver.

For a Lapua class chambering, My first choice is the BAT HRPIC receivers. Expensive for sure but these are well worth the investment. That said, as soon as Borden starts offering a Lapua class receiver I will have two top end receivers I can recommend to my customers.

For 408 CT class chamberings, my first choice is the BAT M single shot 1.55"x8.5" round receivers.

For the BMG, I would probably lean toward the BAT but the McMillan 50 BMG receiver is pretty good, espeically if you want a repeater.

These are also the choices I use for my personal rifles so what I recommend to my customers is what I use myself.
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Unread 04-03-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: actions

I have always just used a 700 action. That price sounds a little high to me as well. I am currently having another gun built by Dave Tooley and was unaware that he builds his own custom actions. That being said they are 725.00, and I am going to try one out. Should be able to report something back in a few months.

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