BAT Action Owners ??

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  1. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Would it be your opinion that BAT is a poor choice for a hunting rifle?

    I looked into Barnard. They are substantially more expensive.
     
  2. cummins cowboy

    cummins cowboy Well-Known Member

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    I just recieved one for an upcoming build, its like a bank vault, its tight and smooth like nothing I have seen before. mine has the built in rail, so its a bit heavy for a hunting rifle. the regular actions aren't so heavy, so if weight is a concern you might not get the built in rail. I figure I am probably adding about 4 oz by going with it, but to me the extra stiffness in the action is going to be what I want.

    I think they are the best action out there.
     

  3. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Ihave bench buddies that hunt with them. Some other friend of mine just got their rigs this yr. love em, 300 wins, the one rifle took a 386 bull, and loaned it out and took another 7x7 about same caliber
     
  4. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    BAT actions are AWSOME. If you are building a hunting gun, you do not need to get a big br type action like the "M" 1.55. Bat makes 1.35" remington style actions that are repeaters. That would be the ticket!!!!

    Check out thier website BAT Machines

    Good luck.
     
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  5. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    thanks fellas. just wanted to make sure I didn't hear a bunch of horror stories and dust and such binding them up, that's all.:)
     
  6. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    I am by no means an authority. But, I just watched Gordy Gritter's DVD where he chambers a barrel for a BAT action. Some of the tolerances he mentions suggests to me that one might build the rifle with a little looser tolerances to allow for dirt etc.. in a hunting rifle than you would for benchrest. I don't see why you couldn't use the BAT action. But, the setup might be just a little different.
     
  7. Boss Hoss

    Boss Hoss Well-Known Member

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    I have a sporter built on one. I will not use another--VERY sensative to dust and dirt. Consider a Kodiak---that is the one I am using from now on.

    Yes they will/do bind.
     
  8. 6.5 mag

    6.5 mag Active Member

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    look at defiance actions great to deal with increadable action for hunting. my gunsmith has been using them for a while they have built a bunch of hunting rifles with them now with absolutely no issues & the bolt is one piece too.i have one on my new build.:D
     
  9. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    So do I made just down the road from me
     
  10. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Question.....is your bolt dimond fluted, spiral fluted, strait fluted, or not fluted at all? I have to agree with you.....I have one rifle with a very early build BAT, and the bolt is non fluted. That one gets a bit "gummy" when it gets dirty. But, have several later builds with fluted bolts and have zero problems with dirt.

    From what I understand, BAT opened up the tolerances a bit in certin areas of the action on later builds.....just what I have heard.

    Just wonderin...
     
  11. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    Well it's all over now. I'll have a BIG, FAT BAT in 5-7.
     
  12. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    Good on you!!

    What did you order, if I may ask?
     
  13. jmason

    jmason Well-Known Member

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    You sure can! I didn't have tons of options for a 408 case, and BAT was my second choice after a Barnard. When I saw the price of the Barnard; BAT then became my 1st choice:D. I always thought BAT the the most expensive.

    L2R Model L 10" 1.250"x16tpi Round 2.0" 3.80" 6lbs 4oz.
     
  14. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    I have a 10 inch "L" two inch dia. BAT on my HG....80 lbs.

    That, my friend, is going to be one kick ass hunting gun. My guess is it's going to weigh in at around 16# w/o scope on an A5 stock. Not sure that is going to be your choice on stocks, but I love mine!!

    That is a touch heavy for my old bones to carry around.