We ordered 3 Stiller actions and they work fine. We used 2 for 300 RUM and had no problems with the actions or the rails. They both shoot exceptional. We also decided on Jewel triggers over the Timney triggers, not that there is anything wrong with them, just a personally preference.
I went with a Stiller for my build as I was trying to keep costs to minimum. After having it for a while, I can see some of the minor issues that I have heard are not there on top tier stuff like the defiance. I doubt there would actually be much, if any accuracy difference, but they still bug me. One is that the ejector hole has micro rough edges that prematurely leave a slight ejector mark on my brass, which can make detecting pressure difficult. The other big one is that my bolt lugs are not making 100% contact. According to Stiller, lapping the lugs voids the warranty as well...
I am completely happy with their bases, but with high recoil guns and muzzle brakes, I would either pin or bed the base to the action.
If I had to do it again, I think I would open up the wallet and let loose of a few extra $$$ and get a Definace with the integral rail.
Ok so I am putting together 300 Win Mag. ..........
1) for $930 shipped, but what worries me is that you have to use their rails, which do not have recoil lugs, and they use 6-48 screws, not 8-40. Does anyone have experience with these actions, especially on heavier calibers......
No you don't, Murphy Precision offers Stiller Rails in High quality SS or even Titanium in either 6-48 or 8-40. FAR superior to any Stiller rail i've held (I have 2 Stillers & both wear Murphy rails).
These come with very nice machining, a perfectly fitted M16 extractor, a nice clean looking side bolt release, and are trued and ready to go...
I wish I would have known that, both of mine are Sako extractors... I'd much rather have the M16, dern it
Originally Posted by RTK
Might want to take a look at Shilen triggers too. I have been using them for years and really like them.
Good advice here, I will take my Shilen Match over my Timney any day... I do not like my Timney. IMHO the Shilen is closer to the Jewell than my Timney.
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