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Old 01-26-2011, 11:03 PM
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Custom action "best choice"

I have always used Rem. actions for my builds but am thinking of splurging on the next one and going with a custom "drop in" Rem 700. I live right down the road from Bruce Thom (Bat) and have looked at his drop ins which I know are top of the line. Some of you guys who have had some customs, or some of you custom builders, which actions would you recommend for a long range hunting rifle and why?......thanks/Rich
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:49 PM
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Re: Custom action "best choice"

BAT HRPIC milled for 4" Wyatt's box--integral rail with your choice of angle. This rail also stiffens up the whole action and there's one less set of screws to potenially have trouble with or some kind of misalignment here otherwise with a separate rail/action. Having it milled for 4" Wyatt's box or other similar size (next closest is Seekins DM @ 3.9", I think) gives the best chance of having mag rounds also utilize max case capacity and be on the lands if desired. Bruce did the CNC program to make mine with 4" Wyatts, so I know he already has that in hand. The BAT HRPIC takes way longer in his CNC machine than his other actions due to that integral rail. These were the thoughts that I had when I purchased this as the basis of a 338 Lap Imp. build. Working with BAT would be easy as you're so close. Good luck.

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MY buddies shooting bench, with records under them are shooting Bat. I would get a BAT and not look BAT

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Old 01-27-2011, 08:21 PM
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Re: Custom action "best choice"

For a hunting action, I would go with a Tooley Orion. The fluted melonite bolt with M16 extractor as standard is more than enough to make me go that way and for $850 or less.

IMO by far best for the money.

Tooley Orion action pics as requested.

Love BATs for comp but they are too tight and too soft on the bolt face for a hunting action. One grain of dirt got in my 1K BAT and locked the bolt so tight we had to take the barrel off and it scratched the lug. Not exactly endearing feature for a hunting gun.

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Old 01-27-2011, 10:11 PM
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I have 2 buddies w/matching 300 wins and BATS, asked them about the field, and so far said OK, but they only have one season on them. I live a few miles from Defiance, that was my pick
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Old 01-28-2011, 10:07 AM
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Yeh hearing really good things about Defiance. If I get another custom I will go that route especially since I'm only about 15 miles away from them!
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