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Old 05-17-2022, 02:06 PM
shaun1826 shaun1826 is offline
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Default BAT SV vs Borden BR

Iím about to build a single shot 20 Vartarg and have narrowed my action choices down to these two actions (I think).

Has anyone had the pleasure of owning or using both? Did you have a preference of one over the other?

The SV is a little lighter and shorter but Iíve read the Borden is a little smoother. The difference in weight is not a factor.

Thanks for you input.
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Old 05-17-2022, 02:52 PM
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Hard to go wrong with either. I still use a BAT SV. I had a customer service issue with Borden's shop and had to take care of an issue out of my own pocket - left a sour taste. The Borden action I had was an Alpine rather than the other, but shot as well as any action I have had. Both are smooth, the BAT seems to have a tighter tolerance to the bolt.
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Old 05-17-2022, 03:31 PM
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My Bat Model S bolt feels like it runs on greased ball bearings. Hard to imagine anything smoother but I have never handled a Borden.
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Old 05-18-2022, 06:22 AM
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My experience is the same as the others, have a SV which is just like melted butter smooth. Came second in our club comp last Saturday. So happy with it.

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Old 05-18-2022, 10:13 AM
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I'd be interested to know the serial numbers of the S and the SV that are as smooth as melted butter, just so I can compare them to mine which is real smooth also.

I have found some Bat actions smoother than others.

I haven't tried a latter Borden action, although I wouldn't mind getting a Rimrock BR action as I have heard good things about them.
The early Borden actions (Made by Nesika) are as smooth as any action I've tried, and I would think the latter ones are equal to them.

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Old 05-18-2022, 11:24 AM
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Thanks guys. I was able to get an in stock SV that had the configuration I was looking for. Manners inlets for them so that was really what pushed me that direction.
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Old 05-19-2022, 06:41 AM
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I'd be interested to know the serial numbers of the S and the SV that are as smooth as melted butter, just so I can compare them to mine which is real smooth also.
You will just have to come over and try it for yourself while we are out fox shooting

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Old 05-19-2022, 11:39 AM
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I'd be interested to know the serial numbers of the S and the SV that are as smooth as melted butter, just so I can compare them to mine which is real smooth also.

I have found some Bat actions smoother than others.

I haven't tried a latter Borden action, although I wouldn't mind getting a Rimrock BR action as I have heard good things about them.
The early Borden actions (Made by Nesika) are as smooth as any action I've tried, and I would think the latter ones are equal to them.

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Mine is serial number S41
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