I've had the opportunity to play with BAT, Defiance, Stiller, Nesika, Nosler, etc.
I will say that I don't own either yet
, but with my limited experience I would rank them in this order.
Haven't played with Alpine or Borden, the only reason BAT is as low as it is, is because it is EXTREMELY tight, & I worry about it getting bound up with all the debris we encounter in the hunting fields. Nesikas are just... wow.... Defiance is above Stiller (IMHO) due to some design issues I see in the Stiller (IMHO
). They are all with in a thick hair of each other & I don't believe there is a clear winner or defined loser in the whole batch. Call your favorites & talk to them, whichever feels right go with it & have fun!