Sub $1000 BAT Action

Mikecr

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It's possible. BAT actions are a very consistent standard. In fact, if you had a barrel finished for your SV action, I could use it just the same on mine.
It would need similar tightness, and I would check the coned breach clearance as actually clear and no more than 5thou.

If you purchased all barrels from the same finisher, who made a bunch with the same action/go/no-go gauges, there may be no difference with barrel changes.
I witnessed this through 3 barrels with a BAT RS action. Same brass & die settings, same load, zero change across barrel changes. Says a lot about the barrel finisher as well.

Other than Savage, I don't think this would work out from a common factory action.
 

D-mon

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Tikka and sako does it. You can actually interchange the barrels of tikka t3(x) , sako a7 and sako 85, they all headspace the same provided you stay on the same bolt head group.
 

OrionsStar

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I love my new BAT VR action. They did some extra work to remove some material for weight reduction. I just got the barreled action back from my smith. Waiting on the stock to get finished. It should be a very sweet shooter. Very smooth. Im gonna start barrel break in soon.
 

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Wondering if the pre fit barrel market will get picked up for these. A sub $2500 BAT actioned garage job? Yes please....
I am sure if you ask they will. I have been doing "prefits" for Bats for years. They have held tolerances that tight for a very long time.
 

Alex Wheeler

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Yes, I do barrel work all the time. I do prefer to time the bore so Ideally I can have the action one time to verify the thread timing. But its not critical.
 

BoomFlop

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The Ignitor action will be available around the end of this month, and the price starts at $995.

Hope this helps.
Steve
 
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