Action decision made. Now which stock?

Discussion in 'Gear Talk: What to Buy? and Gear Evaluations' started by bichettereds, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. bichettereds

    bichettereds Silver $$ Contributor

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    RBLPRE is what I'm after. Trying to decide between the B or the DS, also melonite or no melonite. If I go melonite, do I go receiver only or everything? Or just the bolt?

    Looking for opinions...

    Thanks
    Brian
     
  2. INShooter

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    DS all Melonite
     
  3. liljoe

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    Yep, what he said.
    Joe
     
  4. varminthunter1

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    The B and the DS a the same length action. DS has some other options. Either action is a great fit for the ppc. I personally like the melonite.
     
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    Tagging in fornthe read.
     
  6. bichettereds

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    All im seeing on Bruno’s and bullet central is the DS with the ppc bolt face. Is that what I want? My panda has a .308 bolt face.
     
  7. Tim Singleton

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    Think about the br bolt face it will pull a ppc case and will pull a .473” case
    I would vote for the DS all melonite.
    Are you going to shoot registered matches?
    Or a fun gun?
     
  8. bichettereds

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    Registered matches
     
  9. Tim Singleton

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    Ok,

    Some may disagree but even as good as the Bat D and DS is they need to be gone thru and the pin fall and force just overall ignition system checked out by someone who knows these actions. Then bedded by the same. The stock choice is as important as the action
    You may already be working with a short range smith idk. Consider getting in touch with Col. Billy Stevens, Wayne Campbell, Dave Bruno. It may take a year to get it in the right stock but it will be worth the wait
    Just my two cents
     
  10. INShooter

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    Unfortunately what Tim is saying about the time frame is all too true. Although getting an action is quicker thanks to some vendors stocking them, the time to get the rifle built is usually quite a bit longer. I suggest getting the process started and in addition buying a known used rifle to get some experience with the PPC. When your new rifle is ready sell the used one.
     
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  11. Tim Singleton

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    For someone serious about competition that year wait will save you two years after you realize you have to backup and do it anyway.
     
  12. bichettereds

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    This will only ever be a ppc for me. Any other advantages or disadvantages with going with a larger bolt face than the ppc, for a 6ppc?
     
  13. Tim Singleton

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    No
    At some point if you did sell. It would move easier.
    There is no disadvantage to the BR face for a ppc
     
  14. bichettereds

    bichettereds Silver $$ Contributor

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    Bat DS all melonited it is. Now to the stock.

    Scoville, Scarborough, Leonard, Roy Hunter.

    First off... does anyone actually keep any of these in stock? Next... do anyone of you who have tried multiples of these have a preference to one? If so, which and why?
     
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  15. bichettereds

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    Scoville it is then. lol
     
  16. Tim Singleton

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    I think you got several response to this quest in your other thread
     

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