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#5873521 - 08/11/15 12:00 PM STiller or defiance
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Which action is better for a 7 STW?

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#5873559 - 08/11/15 12:32 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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#5873803 - 08/11/15 03:04 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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I have a Stiller and it is great but my opinion the Defiance feels smoother
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#5874212 - 08/11/15 06:54 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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You're splitting hairs. Either will exceed expectations.

Stiller is made right here in Wylie, Tx. If that means anything to you.

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#5874249 - 08/11/15 07:20 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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I have owned both and IMO stiller is not even in defiances league. But if you want the best buy a big horn :-)
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#5874486 - 08/11/15 09:37 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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#5874555 - 08/11/15 10:13 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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Doubt you'll be dissapointed in either one. Both are fantastic pieces of hardware.

I have a 7mm STW built on a Defiance action with a Brux barrel that shoots better than I do. I also had a .30-06 built, for my dad, on a Stiller action that I've gotten sub .25 groups out of.

Ask your smith, and trust their recommendation. I learned this during my first custom build when after about my hundredth question my smith told me "Trust me on this. Your eye will be behind the scope but my name will be on the barrel. I won't steer you wrong."

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#5874580 - 08/11/15 10:26 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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A few points.

Accuracy comes from the barrel and a quality chambering.

The action only has a few jobs.


Be stiff enough to support your preferred contour barrel.

Allow easy sight mounting.

Feed and extract cartridges.

Drop and reset the firing pin.

A whole slew of actions on the market perform these tasks well. Pick one.

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#5874669 - 08/12/15 12:51 AM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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Going with defiance, bartlein barrel, Manners EH1.

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#5874784 - 08/12/15 07:41 AM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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Originally Posted By: spg
Going with defiance, bartlein barrel, Manners EH1.


Excellent choices
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#5874845 - 08/12/15 08:34 AM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: caddokiller]
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Originally Posted By: caddokiller
Originally Posted By: spg
Going with defiance, bartlein barrel, Manners EH1.


Excellent choices


Yup. I would use the exact same combination.
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#5917716 - 09/07/15 11:07 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: spg]
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Defiance...I know both Glen and Jerry. Glen is a super nice guy...no nonsense type guy. He will build you a super action, and if he tells you 7 weeks, well it will be damn close to on time...I cannot say that for others. I like Rock Creek barrels, and Brux, but have to say Bartlein I have heard nothing but good things.

I have a Defiance 375 length with controlled round feed and 3 position safety on order right now...


Edited by 505ed (09/08/15 07:24 AM)

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#5917717 - 09/07/15 11:09 PM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.
Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.


Might be the ugliest action I have ever seen....it's the damn bolt handle...but hey, it takes us all to make the world go round...

Ed


Edited by 505ed (09/07/15 11:13 PM)

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#5917778 - 09/08/15 06:01 AM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: 505ed]
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Originally Posted By: 505ed
Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.
Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.


Might be the ugliest action I have ever seen....it's the damn bolt handle...but hey, it takes us all to make the world go round...

Ed


I'm not a fan of the bolt knob either but that's easily changed. Everything else is perfect. Only other action I want is a Badger Ord or the 3 lug posted by Chase Curtis on here.
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#5917910 - 09/08/15 08:12 AM Re: STiller or defiance [Re: dee]
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Originally Posted By: dee
Originally Posted By: 505ed
Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.
Originally Posted By: dee
Mausingfield.


Might be the ugliest action I have ever seen....it's the damn bolt handle...but hey, it takes us all to make the world go round...

Ed


I'm not a fan of the bolt knob either but that's easily changed. Everything else is perfect. Only other action I want is a Badger Ord or the 3 lug posted by Chase Curtis on here.


Haven't seen any posts lately about the Chase Curtis actions, any word on how they are going?
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