BAT Machine Action Selection Guide
BAT offers many action types and configurations. This page is to assist you with choosing the right action for the type of shooting you will be doing. Please select your intended use from the list below, and learn about specific BAT actions models for your shooting needs.
- Short range BR/HC
- Long Range BR
- F class
- Long range varmint/ long range big game hunting
- 50 cal
Our most popular models for short range BR are the B and the DS.
The HC model is a model B 1.350 round, with a hunter cut in the bottom and a dummy follower.
The S and SV can handle Hornet to BR length cases. The B, and 3L handle 223 to 308 cases.
The DS is BR specific and handles PPC and BR cases.
The most popular and most suited is the model M.
The B works well for the 6BR, 6Dasher and 6.5/47 cases.
Our model M works well for 243 Winchester to 338 lapua mag cases.
3LL is intended for the 243 Winchester to 300 win mag range of cases.
The L is intended for unlimited rifles not using barrel blocks, and handles cases from 243 Winchester to 408CT.
The model M again is the most popular and is well suited to the majority of calibers used in F class. It cover the 243 win up to 338 Lapua mag.
3L is good for the smaller cases up to 308 length
3LL will get you up to the 300 Win Mag in a 3 lug type action.
Split is 50/50 between the B and 3L. If you prefer a short bolt lift go with the 3L, it is a 60 degree lift versus the model B which is a std 2 lug 90 degree lift.
This is all going to depend on caliber selection and the type of Varmint rifle you are after.
S and SV, great for cases from Hornet to BR and make an excellent short to 500 yd type walking around rifle in a 8 to 12 lb rifle range.
The B makes a great action for cases based on 22-250 and up to 6MM Remington. This would be the best choice for rifles from 10 to 16 lbs mostly shot off of a rest and not carried a lot.
The B as stated above, will make a great action for the larger standard varmint cases. While the M is for those wanting to really reach out there around a 1000 yds or even further using bigger cases. As well the M handles the big cases up to 338 Lapua for the long range hunters shooting off of benches and not needing a fast follow up shot. As well there is the CT model available for those wanting to shoot the 408 or 375 CT.
The PIC versions have integral picatinny rails machined directly into the action at either 0 or 20 moa depending on your needs.
The VR/VRPIC is Remington 700 short action compatible. This means that all bottom metal for Remington 700 SA will fit, as well most stocks will fit with either no or very minor inletting changes.
Cartridge selections that will function are the same as the Remington 700 SA
The HR/HRPIC is Remington 700 Long action compatible. This means that all bottom metal for Remington 700 LA will fit, as well most stocks will fit with either no or very minor inletting changes.
Cartridge selections that will function are the same as the Remington 700 LA.
Type 8 – EX
This action is available in 2.0 or 2.5 diameter and is used almost exclusively for the 1000 yd BR shooting.