Precision rifle competitions seem to be rapidly expanding in popularity. Whether the shooter is stretching his rifles legs on F-Class competition or competing in a Tactical Rifle match, an accurate rifle helps a shooter achieve his goals.
Show up with your 308 and while you will be able to compete, you’ll be shooting against a bunch of guys with lighter recoiling and flatter shooting cartridges. I decided to chamber this rifle in 6.5×47 Lapua. This relatively flat shooting and mild recoiling cartridge feeds well from AICS and AW style magazines with no modifications.
Wire EDM-cut, full-length lug ways provide smooth bolt operation and surpassed strength and rigidity
One piece bolt allows for unmatched strength
Custom spiral bolt fluting provides a unique appearance
Action is machined from 416 stainless steel
Bolt is manufactured from 4340 steel
Integral 20 MOA mil spec Picatinny mount
Includes integral 0.250 thick, precision ground, recoil lug
Bolt handle threaded for interchangeable knobs
Extractors are M16 style, allowing for improved strength
Short Action magazine well is cut for use with Remington BDL style magazines or detachable box magazines
My favorite thing about the Deviant action is it takes the Accuracy International double column magazines. These protrude about as much as the AICS 5 round mags, but hold 10!
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Once the epoxy has set, I clean up the excess on the milling machine. All metal is coated in Cerakote except for the bolt, which is coated in KG Gunkote. The tolerances are so tight, I was worried that the Cerakote would possibly bind the action. The stock was coated in Duracoat camouflage and I headed to the range.
Most importantly, this bad boy shoots! I loaded up some 120 Scenar-L’s at 2880 FPS and ran 1/4 MOA all day before the gun was even broken in!
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