Bat 3L vs. 2L for short range benchrest???

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  1. X-47B

    X-47B X-III:XVI Gold $$ Contributor

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    Two questions


    Is there a valid reason to go with the 3 lug? For short range benchrest over 2 lug? In 6ppc


    And scarbrough vs McMillen edge fclass stock for 6ppc light varmint. Why or why not.

    I am new and looking at a few different guns and need some guidance

    Thanks again
     
  2. Dusty Stevens

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    3l bolt lift is too heavy on a lv rifle. And if you look at the top shooters theyll be using a scarbrough- no edge stocks in sight.
     
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    Ok. Thanks Dusty. I assume your note is including 3L with the roller cocking is still to heavy?
     
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    Yes. The roller was made for the 3l just to make it halfway normal. Some gunsmiths put lighter springs in to make the bolt work better and seem like a hero but they wont shoot seriously like that
     
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    It seems to me that it is a "Chevy vs Ford" type of choice. Both can the basis for extremely accurate rifles. Personally, I prefer the 2-lug because of the smoother bolt lift. I have a BAT model B that is chambered for a 6mm Dasher and 6PPC and it works great. A friend has a 3-lug that is a switch barrel and it too is a great rifle. Shoot each and see which one you like best.
     
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    Go with a Bat DS and a Scarbrough. You won’t be disappointed.
     
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    My question is "where" can I buy a Scarbrough stock?
     
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    Only from him. FWIW I talked to him less than 90 days ago and was told he was behind, may not take any more orders. Sounded like a minimum of a year.....if then.
    Now all this during a possible delay on a Scoville which came together bedded under a BAT D. My backup plan was a Meredith TMBR bedded by Tom who does superior work and I would have been completely satisfied as I have three done by him.
     
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    As a final IMHO doesn’t get any better than a D melonited with the roller.
    I thought long and hard about the Neuvo and came damn close but went with the D.
     
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    Don’t get hung up on getting a Scarborough if time is a factor. They are obviously top notch, but there are other good choices to be made including the Edge stock you mentioned. Kelbly makes some awfully nice stocks too. You wouldn’t be settling for second rate if you went a different direction.
     
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    I have a Kelbly coming ;-) :D
     
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    Which is the D?
     
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    Chris at bullet central usually keeps them. Call the top br gunsmiths and see if anybody is selling. I just sold a ds in a scarbrough on here about a month ago- sold it before the boss could pull my illegal ad (about 5mins)
     
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    That was my question and this being my first year I went to batmachine.com website to look! No D but my DS sure is purty :D:eek::rolleyes: now if I can just learn to read the wind and shoot............
     
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    Yes full, proper title DS. Usually simply refer to them as a D or S since I have both.
     
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    Just curious, does scoville still make stocks and how do they differ from scarbrough
     
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    The stock imo is worth as much or more than the action
    I see a Scoville or a Scarborough either one come up for sale doesn’t matter to me if it’s a panda or a bat long as it’s dual port. I’m all over it
    The right stock is a big deal !!!!
     
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