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Thread: Seekins Hit vs CTR/XLR build

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    Seekins Hit vs CTR/XLR build

    Im buying a rifle for PRS/NRL competitions soon. 6.5CM

    I have it narrowed down to Havok Hit or dropping a CTR 24" in an Envy Pro chassis

    I like the envy chassis better (looks more conducive to my style), but have concerns with the tikka barrel profile for PRS. Of course I could repkace it with m24 profile once i shoot out the stock barrel.

    Either choice would have the folding mechanism and NVM installed so I can go thumb over bore.

    A distant third option would be tikka in an acc elite chassis, but Its a more expensive chassis, and not sure it its worth it with the CTR barrel.

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    I ran a tikka action in a KRG X-Ray chassis for many years in PRS competitions. Their actions are very smooth, and their barrels are very accurate. I never competed with the tikka barrel, but i'm sure it would do just fine. The most you'll be shooting typically on a stage is 12 rounds, and most stages are less (8-10 rounds), so I think you'll be ok on barrel heat. And i've also run a XLR chassis quite a bit, and like them alot.

    The trend these days seems to be heavy rigs that produce almost no recoil, and most people compete with a 6mm variant, but 6.5 always works well (and easier to spot impacts at the long distance targets). I don't have any experience with the Havoc HIT, but i'd probably lean towards getting the chassis that you like, and building up from there.

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    Look at it this way, while you shake out your gear, rifle, etc on the first season, you will go through the barrel-then you can decide what you need barrel wise or a whole new gun.
    GET IN YOUR BUBBLE!

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    Thanks guys. Ive found out MDT is eventually coming out with their ACC elite for tikka actions soon, so Im going to drop a ctr in that.

    Thanks for the feddback.

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    Staying w Tikka actions is always a great choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by munch520 View Post
    Staying w Tikka actions is always a great choice
    Well, I did a potentially stupid and got a solus barreled action. Seems good so far, getting the acc elite next month.

    Action has a short throw 70degree, is smooth, and takes origin or small shank prefits.

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    Sounds nice.

    I did a big, big stupid. Midway USA had a special sale price going on Accuracy International AT-X rifles in 6.5mm Creedmoor.

    I could not resist. Inbound to my preferred FFL as of today, ordered in sage green because Iím sick of FDE everything.

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    Lol, i dont know anyone who regretted an AI.

    I was dead set on the tikka, got tired of waiting for mdt to release the tikka acc elite and bought the solus.

    Acc elite tikka came out same week I recieved my barreled action lmfao.

    I will say, the solus was rough outta the box, but ive been working it (few hundred cycles with a couple cleanings in between) and its smoothed up nicely. Unless the barrel is 100% dogshit, ill be content, burn this out and rebarrel with some 6mm bartlien or something.
    Last edited by MegademiC; 09-21-23 at 23:36.

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    I doubt youíll get a dogshit barrel these days.

    My only ďregretĒ about the AI is that AI has never supported the WSM bolt face in their rifles. It would be nice to get a .300 WSM or .325 WSM tube spun up for whacking bigger critters if I wanted to use it as a hunting rig, albeit a hefty one.

    Otherwise the 6.5mm Creedmoor barrel will be fine to bang steel with on the local 800 yard range, until I burn it out and then go from there. Maybe replace it with a 6 Creed, or 6 GT. At some point Iíll probably buy a pre-fit .22 Creedmoor barrel since factory brass is available now to use on prairie dogs.

    For now I will be a bit under-scoped with an old Nightforce NXS 3.5-15X50 but it should do fine for known distances out to 800 yards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coal Dragger View Post
    I doubt you’ll get a dogshit barrel these days.

    My only “regret” about the AI is that AI has never supported the WSM bolt face in their rifles. It would be nice to get a .300 WSM or .325 WSM tube spun up for whacking bigger critters if I wanted to use it as a hunting rig, albeit a hefty one.

    Otherwise the 6.5mm Creedmoor barrel will be fine to bang steel with on the local 800 yard range, until I burn it out and then go from there. Maybe replace it with a 6 Creed, or 6 GT. At some point I’ll probably buy a pre-fit .22 Creedmoor barrel since factory brass is available now to use on prairie dogs.

    For now I will be a bit under-scoped with an old Nightforce NXS 3.5-15X50 but it should do fine for known distances out to 800 yards.
    Oh yeah, I have a 3-18 Im gonna use until I have a need to upgrade.

    The 3-18x has been good enough to get my trainer (16" 223 precision AR) to 1kyds.

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