Seekins Havak Pro Hunter

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  1. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

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    I just wish Fierce was made in the USA and they had some aftermarket stock/trigger options.

    Do you think the Fierce is worth twice the price of the Christensen?
     
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  2. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    I do wish there were more stocks. The only aftermarket is adjustable game warden. I have a bix n Andy in mine.
     
  3. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    Rfurman,
    I believe you have both the CA Ridgeline and Fierce carbon/maybe a non carbon too. How do they compare? It seems you like the Fierce better right?
     
  4. shphtr

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    You will be remiss if you do not at least read some of the reviews on line regarding the Barrett Fieldcraft rifle.
     
  5. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    They are both accurate rifles. The action on the Fierce rifles are in another league. Christensens have poor timing and I can't deal with it after having nice actions. Both are a lot of rifle for the price. The Fierce also feeds from the magazine smoother than any set up I have ever used.
     
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  6. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Now we are getting somewhere. I have played with a CT edge at Cabelas and really liked it. Wrong chambering or I would have bought it. Having to buy two, looks like they will both be a standard Edge. It is really cool to be able to talk to folks that actually have and use these things before making a rather large purchase. They are not fast twist, but should be fine with 175-180's, and should make fine long range deer rifles. Don't really need heavier, I have an elk rifle. Thanks everyone so much for your advise. I appreciate it very much.
     
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  7. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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  8. 5RWill

    5RWill Well-Known Member

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    Honestly i'd just build. I'm not one for semi-customs anymore when you can spend nearly the same or a little more and have exactly what you want. Bighorn Origin, APR G2, and gunwerks GRB all offer affordable actions under $1000. You're talking a couple of hundred per rifle all said and done compared to spending 2k on a Seekins or Christensen. FWIW the bighorn has one of the nicest bolt lifts of any 2-lug out there. Maybe not quite as effortless an Impact or Lone Peak but very close.

    Action: $850
    Barrel: $350
    Stockys VG2: $450
    Smithing: $450
    Trigger: $90-150
     
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  9. rfurman24

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    For those prices what you are going to end up with a a rifle very similar to a Christensen Mesa which is $1K less. I think to really get into a true custom with a reasonable weight you will be closer to 3200. I just put together a Bighorn, BnA trigger, Proof with brake, and a Mesa Precision stock. The Bighorn is nice because it is one of few that you can actually get shouldered prefits for and the only one you can get shouldered prefits from numerous vendors/smiths. For 2200 you will be getting a sub par stock and a barrel that is either heavy or a pencil barrel that will not handle shot strings. If that works for you then it is a viable option.

    You do realize the stock you listed is on close out and there is one option? It is for a pencil barrel with m5 bottom metal(which adds money and weight). If you wait around to collect deals on parts and take a few years to piece it together you can get into the 2200 range if not that will be tough. Like I said you can get there if you compromise on components. The other thing is all you really get for that is maybe, and I emphasize maybe, a little better cycling action over a CA. I would still take the Fury over the build you are suggesting unless I was hell bent on not having a SAAMI chamber which I am not. I feel the OP has the info he needs. I am out. PM if you have any specific questions.
     
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  10. 5RWill

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    Never saw where he specified carbon or lightweight but you have a point if the goal is light weight. Given Christensen's reputation i'd argue the build would be higher quality having it built with the action of choice from a reputable smith (albeit more expensive), that's just me though. The stock i listed can be had for 550ish with DBM if you pick up the phone. Yeah currently they're out of most other options but that's not the only inlet they make. There are also more barrel options than just pencil thin and heavy. 3B is more than adequate for maintaining lightweight with dbm and a carbon fiber stock. There is also Grayboe he could go with again assuming he doesn't need a rifle below 10lbs. I wouldn't classify the stocky as subpar though haven't seen anything to indicate it's subpar from using my friend's and this is coming from someone who has run nothing but manners and mcmillan, so by no means a huge stockys supporter.

    Dunno anything about the Fury i've just gotten away from doing semi-customs but i'm sure the Fury will suite his needs.
     
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  11. Orange Dust

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    Before you leave, I do have one more question. From what I can tell, going from the fury to the edge gets you a fluted barrel and bolt, and a paper target with 4 holes in it. I know the actions are the same, but do they have the same degree of finish? I assume the trigger is the same. Are there any differences other than the ones I have noted?
     
  12. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    This finish/quality is the same. You nailed the difference. They still have the guarantee but they do not fire the Fury to get "proof" on a target. The edge does look nicer to me as most of us have become accustomed to fluting on our bolts and barrels but it truly is cosmetic only.
     
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  13. Orange Dust

    Orange Dust Well-Known Member

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    Thanks
     
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  14. adam32

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    Is the Fury worth nearly double the price of a Mesa?