older BAT action query

Discussion in 'Gear Talk: What to Buy? and Gear Evaluations' started by Borisserge, Jul 24, 2018.

  1. Borisserge

    Borisserge

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Hi guys, I've managed to pick up an unused BAT RL action circa 2008.
    It's sporting a 32" straight taper barrel in 284w throated for 180 bergers. Still to fit a trigger and scope rail.
    How many of you know about these actions, and what are your thoughts. Are there many out there?

    I have contacted BAT, but it would be great to hear first hand experience from users.
     
  2. accuracyman

    accuracyman

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Messages:
    91
    I have two of the old original BAT's way before they had wings:D. All BAT actions are nice with very tight tolerances. The older ones had the threaded firing pin assembly instead of the newer bayonet assembly but otherwise not a lot of differences. In the early days you could order one 'custom made' to your specifications. I have one that has a integrated rail on top like a Panda. That was done way before you could get them from the factory like that. They are high quality so I would never pass on one if it came available. That action will make a fine shooting rifle.
     
  3. Borisserge

    Borisserge

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2018
    Messages:
    7
    Mine has a fluted bolt, the screw in recoil lug, controlled feed (as it's a repeater) and it's multi faceted on the outside.
    I've still to source a suitable scope rail, as it's not your normal by the looks of it.
    It is cerakoted, and I will be pvd the bolt for utter slickness (as if it needs it...).
    I have it now bedded in an adjustable A5 stock.
    Trigger options are Jewell or B & A
     

Share This Page