Stiller versus Lawton actions

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by Dave Squires, Jan 8, 2007.

  1. Dave Squires

    Dave Squires Well-Known Member

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    Can anyboby outthere give me any useful advise on choosing between a Stiller Predator and a Lawton 7000 action? Both about the same price.Both damn fine actions.Thanks for any input.
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    From a couple people that I've talked to that hjave built on both actions the Lawton is a bit tighter and better built than the Predator.
    I've never actualy chucked either one up and done any compairing but from comments I've heard from two gun builders I would choose the Lawton.
     

  3. Dave Squires

    Dave Squires Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info JD.
     
  4. col48

    col48 Well-Known Member

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    hi

    i have had 4 predators and was not impressed by them,
    the lake of bolt fluting and the finish of the bolts was not to my liking.

    i have now ordered 6 Lawton's on the strength of Kirby's report on them. but have not received them yet.
    but for the price they are both good actions,and i suppose it is down to personal preference

    Colin
     
  5. BountyHunter

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    both are good actions, but I think the advantage on the smaller Lawtons is that they come with extended bolt, and either port or even dual port.

    The Stiller new 338 lapua action looks like a great action too.

    BH