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#5115465 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: Ackleyfan]  
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I'll not ever buy another Stiller.....I'd like to try a Borden someday. Surgeon's are sweet but I would not use one for a sub 8 lb build. Nesika, BAT, Stolle, are all superb but are all too tight for a hunting rifle, IMO. Lately I'm thinking it's pretty hard to beat a trued up Remington with the prices of custom actions going through the roof.

Specialty rigs not withstanding, I find my needs are easily met with the Rem Model 7, Rem 700, and Rem 700 Ti........A good smith certianly helps!



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#5115541 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: xverminator]  
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Anyone know what BAT uses for their bolt clearances? Borden uses .002, and I don't think it's too tight for a hunting rifle!

#5115691 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: Ackleyfan]  
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Originally Posted by Ackleyfan
Anyone know what BAT uses for their bolt clearances?
Not sure the measurement, but mine was such a tight tolerence, cerekote could not be sprayed on action/bolt. KG was applied (still has slight friction). No play at all! Ackleyfan, obviosly your thinking of buying the best action made so have Bat turn down the bolt to your specs.

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#5115961 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: slg888]  
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I don't like the diamond flutes on my Bat, but it is necessary if it gets dirty.I'm hoping the bolt-firing pin mods help my Bat. Stiller is Meloniting the bolt bodies.
Butch

#5116120 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: slg888]  
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Originally Posted by slg888
Originally Posted by Ackleyfan
Anyone know what BAT uses for their bolt clearances?
Not sure the measurement, but mine was such a tight tolerence, cerekote could not be sprayed on action/bolt. KG was applied (still has slight friction). No play at all! Ackleyfan, obviosly your thinking of buying the best action made so have Bat turn down the bolt to your specs.


I sure do like those Bat VR's smile

#5116231 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: butchlambert1]  
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Originally Posted by butchlambert1
Stiller is Meloniting the bolt bodies.
Butch
Bat flutes are such a high smooth polish, the CM never get rust un-like my Predator did. Not familiar with Melonite & Stiller's new process, but I think it's 'sorta a high temp salt bath I've heard which helps prevent rust? Also heard it darkens SS/CM...correct Butch?

I shoulda took chemistry in school & I'd know all this chit. smile

#5116311 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: slg888]  
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Yes, Melonite is similar to the process performed on Glock slides. It is a hardening process that leaves the steel black when completed. It's not a coating. Here's a pic of my Stiller Predator 6mmbr repeater

[Linked Image]

#5116652 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: darrenk75b]  
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Originally Posted by darrenk75b
Yes, Melonite is similar to the process performed on Glock slides. It is a hardening process that leaves the steel black when completed. It's not a coating. Here's a pic of my Stiller Predator 6mmbr repeater

[Linked Image]

Is it setup as a repeater,if so How does it feed, Are you using Bryants mag mod?
Nice rifle BTW

#5116803 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: Ackleyfan]  
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Actually it is a low[900deg] salt bath. I have a few barrels that have the treatment. Does 2 things, more corrosion resistance and much longer barrel life. It has not affected the way the barrels shoot, either good or bad. I'll bet on a bolt it is very slick.
Butch

#5116828 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: darrenk75b]  
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Originally Posted by darrenk75b
Yes, Melonite is similar to the process performed on Glock slides. It is a hardening process that leaves the steel black when completed. It's not a coating. Here's a pic of my Stiller Predator 6mmbr repeater

[Linked Image]

Really nice rig Darren, great combo!!


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#5116857 - 04/04/11 Re: Actions: Surgeon vs Stiller [Re: Oregonmuley]  
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Yes, it is a repeater with the Bryant mod. It feeds pretty well, especially since playing with the position of the spring under the follower. I have a freind who has a few 6brs on Remmy actions, and I love the positive ejection I get as well with the M16 extractor

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