Has anyone here used a custom action like a PTG or BAT to have a bolt pistol built from instead of an XP. I was looking at the PTG single shot short actions and it would be cheaper to buy one of those then acquiring an XP and paying to have it trued up. Plus as an example, a PTG action will use a Remington pattern trigger which there are plentiful brands to chose from as for a rear-grip gun. If one is to want a mid-grip, I’m sure there are XP donor triggers out there.
December 15, 2019, 10:55 PM
I have a BAT specialty pistol...Rear-grip
Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical" WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
December 15, 2019, 11:04 PM
If you want a center grip I think the only action made right now that will work without a custom made stock is the Borden.
Rear grip....use whatever you want
Remington single shot actions are selling very cheap right now.
December 16, 2019, 11:10 AM
I have one BAT rear grip and another one being built . Pat
December 16, 2019, 02:33 PM
Defiance makes a great action. Know several people that have them.
Greg Life Member NRA 7/27/2010 80x80
December 16, 2019, 04:57 PM
The reason I bring this up is to start with a used XP one going to spend $900.00 + just for the guns action, then if it is a typical Remington, it will probably need truing, which is more $ spent. The PTG action looks like the lowest priced action of any quality, and I know that action is based on the length of Remington 700 short so that makes for a very small offering of stocks.
The new Remington single shot actions that I have able to find online are so far long actions. Bud’s had some 700, short action, SS, single shot a few months back, but are sold out now.
I looking into building a bolt pistol to get back into IHMSA Silhouette in the Unlimited scope class. My old eyes just can’t deal with open sights anymore.This message has been edited. Last edited by: PRR1957,
December 16, 2019, 07:29 PM
Don't overlook a Savage Striker action. The left hand bolt is great as you don't have to change your grip on the gun when loading or reach over the top.
December 16, 2019, 09:27 PM
Looks like the single shot's are in stock at buds gun shop.