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Unread 12-16-2008, 07:59 AM
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Thoughts on which action to order

I have just sold my 30-378 accumark, and I am looking to start a full custom build in a larger 7MM. I have been looking at the BAT HRPIC and the stiller equivalent (Predator extreme, I believe). Looking for any thoughts or opinions between the two actions from owners and builders. Is the BAT worth the extra $ over the Stiller. I am going to try to stay in the 10# range for a finished rifle with a nightforce. Any and all help is greatly appreciated as I am trying to get started, so the rifle will be finished by next year.

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    Re: Thoughts on which action to order

    While I love the bat actions I have recently found that thier tolerances are a little tight for hunting. If bat and stiller are your only choices I have to say go with the stiller. You may want to consider Lawton also. I personally am a big fan of the Lawton actions, due to a little reloading accident and the way the lawton action held up.
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    Thanks Eddybo,

    I think I remember reading your post several months ago. The only thing that concerns me with a lawton is the weight. I think (using my great memory here) that it weights a considerable amount more than a BAT or Stiller.
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    Re: Thoughts on which action to order

    what about the surgeon
    Actions - Surgeon Rifles
    they look nice, i have thought about these to build a big 7mm myself.
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    Re: Thoughts on which action to order

    I never noticed my lawton 7000 being any heavier than even a factory remington. I try not to pack the guns too far.....just shoot further

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    Thanks Eddybo,

    I think I remember reading your post several months ago. The only thing that concerns me with a lawton is the weight. I think (using my great memory here) that it weights a considerable amount more than a BAT or Stiller.
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    Re: Thoughts on which action to order

    Good point Eddybo. I probably should be more worried about the accuracy than the weight.

    Also, I believe that the surgeon actions are heavier than the stiller or BAT
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    Re: Thoughts on which action to order

    I am using a Lawton 7000 action in a current coyote rifle build. Here is the info on weight.

    Lawton action weight
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