Seekins HAVAK Precision Rifle

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Shot three more Seekins rifles today first rounds down range in each. 3 shot groups.

308 Element Steiner 4-16x56 Harvester suppressor. Just shot some ammo I had around.
150 Win pp. sucked ass. 2in at 100
165 Win ballistic ST. Not much better 3.23 at 200
155 Nosler with IMR4895 pull down that I loaded about 15 years ago. 1.5 at 200 for 4 shots. Called a shot on that group so fired the 4th. The three good shots .75.

Havak PH1 6mm #1 Athlon Ares BTR no suppressor
Hornady Black. .75 At 200
Hornady match .9 at 200

Havak PH1 6mm #2 first run gun. SWFA 16x no suppressor
Hornady Black .9 at 100
Hornady Black 1.9 at 200
Hornady Match 2.1 at 200
All groups strung vertically 1/4 to 1/2 wide on this gun
 
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I guess the Havak isn’t quite ready for a new barrel after all.
Decent enough for me. Still not thrilled with the Bergers tho. F102016F-B8AC-4334-A9B5-790BC8A0C407.jpeg0E3F5B19-68EC-4121-98C6-76A4858FD926.jpeg2E24A583-66FB-4E4A-8F67-09EA286FFEC1.jpeg4CB2134A-EE8C-4D52-8027-C4276601C82D.jpeg112463D4-2D54-4BD8-9196-D5848FAAC89E.jpeg
 

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Could careless about those great groups. Let’s talk about that stock!!! Foundation? What specs? Sweet rifle and let that barrel keep spitting lead, lots of life still left.

Foundation Stocks Exodus with KMW mk-1 dbm.
 

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Not yet. All the ranges around here have been closed since I got it. But ammo is ready to go. Scope too. Will hopefully get it out to 1000 yards at Peacemaker in WV in May.

Today was the day. Peacemaker is amazing. Got it out to 1011 yards and shot at steel from ~475 yards out and up. This rifle is a shooter. With an Athlon Ares BTR I was regular hitting targets on first shot while building up my DOPE. Had been on the fence about keeping it after a couple trips to the 100 yard range but it’s definitely a keeper.
 

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Good opinion, there are amazing options out there for that money. I love the Seekins as a great bolt action rifle option for the money but as far as just the action is concerned for $1200 hell no.
Considering you can get one of those nifty 25% off Seekins coupons for $30-50 here on the PX and buy an entire bravo or PH2 for around $1400 brand new direct...just saying.
 

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Picked up my PH2 300wm today. Got it scoped up and on paper. First 200yd zero group wasn’t bad. Shooting Berger ammo 215 hybrid at 2850. Ear plug for reference

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How’s the recoil on that, which muzzle break?
I put a Area419 Hellfire on it, rifle with scope weighs right at 10lbs, recoil was similar to non-braked 308
@clark33 where did you buy it from. If it was factory, what was your lead time.
I bought it from classifieds on another forum, it was unfired, guy decided to go another route
@clark33 that looks like a .75 moa group for the first couple rounds down the rifle. I’d be happy knowing that it’s probably only going to get better.
Yes I’m very pleased, pretty noticeable heatwaves even at 200, took it out to 570yd and center punched an 8” steel plate first shot. Really happy to see it shoots just like my PH1 6cm. I’ll always vouch for Seekins
 

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I put a Area419 Hellfire on it, rifle with scope weighs right at 10lbs, recoil was similar to non-braked 308

I bought it from classifieds on another forum, it was unfired, guy decided to go another route

Yes I’m very pleased, pretty noticeable heatwaves even at 200, took it out to 570yd and center punched an 8” steel plate first shot. Really happy to see it shoots just like my PH1 6cm. I’ll always vouch for Seekins

like you I’m huge fan of the seekins 6cm. I see a few Seekins in my future.
 
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I also bumped the trigger down to 2lbs right off the bat too. Timney hunter is crisp
 
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    I just ordered a havak bravo from my lgs. They will have it in at the end of the month. Can some one confirm that they do come with the timney 510. If so has anyone changed it out to a trigger tech or did you just run the timney?
    thanks.
     

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    Took PH2 7mm rem mag To the range.
    Copper Creek 168 VLD average speed spread 6 fps
    Hornady 162 ELDX average speed spread 80 fps
    HSM 168 VLD average speed speed 40fps (but experienced Half a box of light strike)
    Then I drop my magnetospeed On concrete. And after Federal 150sp shows 3700fps with average speed spread 20fps.
     

    Gobears16

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    I just ordered a havak bravo from my lgs. They will have it in at the end of the month. Can some one confirm that they do come with the timney 510. If so has anyone changed it out to a trigger tech or did you just run the timney?
    thanks.

    I left my timney in my 6cm and adjusted it down to just under 2lbs. I've had other timney's in other rifles but this one is great. crisp and very, if any, over travel. i like the wide shoe and for me is very consistent. If i didnt like it i'd swap it out and actually planned on it, but so far its been great. My advice is to adjust it as low as you can and see how you like it. If you dont, sell it and buy a TT or something else.
     

    Mooseknuckles

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    My Seekins HAVAK Bravo showed up today.
    The trigger in the rifle isn’t the timney 510. It turns out the new havak rifles come the Timney elite hunter. I pulled the action and adjusted it down to 2 pounds and I am very happy with it.
    The action is a bit gritty but I’m sure it will smooth out with use. So far I am happy with the rifle.
    We will see how she shoots in the next couple weeks.
    I definitely need to install some lop spacers. It is very short for me.
    I’m 6”3 and have long arms 😂
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    My Seekins HAVAK Bravo showed up today.
    The trigger in the rifle isn’t the timney 510. It turns out the new havak rifles come the Timney elite hunter. I pulled the action and adjusted it down to 2 pounds and I am very happy with it.
    The action is a bit gritty but I’m sure it will smooth out with use. So far I am happy with the rifle.
    We will see how she shoots in the next couple weeks.
    I definitely need to install some lop spacers. It is very short for me.
    I’m 6”3 and have long arms 😂
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    Well I suggest your rape that action a few 1000 times while you wait to go to the range. My 6cm was a little rough but its like glass now. I run the action 20-1 when I’m at the range. It just keeps getting smoother. That action feeds so smooth that my friends that shoot the rifle think the action missed picking up the round. I love these rifles!!
     

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    Placed order for a PH2 in 6.5 prc with cerakote and paint job on stock added. Super pumped for it. This will be first long range hunting rifle. Was quoted 10 wk wait. So we’ll see how it goes.
    Is anyone needed to add a stock pad/pack on the newer stock or is comb height sufficient assuming using low rings.
     

    Prebanpaul

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    So I purchased a Seekins PH2 hunter in 300 prc. I bought Hornady brass and 200 eld's. I did a node test starting out at 78 grains and running to 82.

    Speeds started out at 2807 and ran as high as 2972 ( which is 3FPS slower than what Hornday manual has it rated.). There was no pressure signs at all on the brass.

    I hit a crazy good node at 79-79.6 grains of H1000. I had a speed dispersion of 14FPS between these 4 loads. Its average was 2905.

    I will start working on load development this and next week.

    I have a sub 10lbs gun. Its the PH2 with a Eotech Vudoo on it. I bought a Muzzle breaks and More 4 port break and put on it. Honestly its like shooting a 243. I could fire 100 rounds and be perfectly fine.
     

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    @kukusya I would think any 700 plat form long action chassis would work.
    I talk with Harley at Seekins. And per his statement if I install in to 700 footprint stock. I would have to modify it to fit Seekins bottom metal. Or if I want to use 700 stock and 700 bottom metal, I would have to modify action to fit.
     

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    Can someone tell me what the barrel tennon specs are for Havak actions? Please and thank you. Sorry if I missed it.
     

    mb121

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    Recently picked up a PH2 in 6.5 PRC and was intending to use my Ultra 7 with it for hunting. TBAC recommends a minimum muzzle diameter of .725 and from what I measured the muzzle measures .700-.701. Anyone using a Ultra 7 with it and had any issues or will this be enough to support the suppressor?

    Also planning on using an Area 419 Mount and adaptor.
     

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    Recently picked up a PH2 in 6.5 PRC and was intending to use my Ultra 7 with it for hunting. TBAC recommends a minimum muzzle diameter of .725 and from what I measured the muzzle measures .700-.701. Anyone using a Ultra 7 with it and had any issues or will this be enough to support the suppressor?

    Also planning on using an Area 419 Mount and adaptor.
    You're going to be fine. Contact area419 what they recommend, as it's their threads you're making up to your barrel.
     
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    Recently picked up a PH2 in 6.5 PRC and was intending to use my Ultra 7 with it for hunting. TBAC recommends a minimum muzzle diameter of .725 and from what I measured the muzzle measures .700-.701. Anyone using a Ultra 7 with it and had any issues or will this be enough to support the suppressor?

    Also planning on using an Area 419 Mount and adaptor.
    You’ll be perfectly fine (assuming it was done correctly). I use the 419 universal adaptors on stuff smaller than that.
     

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    Recently picked up a PH2 in 6.5 PRC and was intending to use my Ultra 7 with it for hunting. TBAC recommends a minimum muzzle diameter of .725 and from what I measured the muzzle measures .700-.701. Anyone using a Ultra 7 with it and had any issues or will this be enough to support the suppressor?

    Also planning on using an Area 419 Mount and adaptor.

    I run that exact setup with no issue. 419 adapter and all.
     
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    Recently purchased a PH2 in 300 PRC and have a question. What is the easiest and cleanest way to get a short section of Pic rail on the front of the stock to mount my Atlas bipod on? I’d like the option of using my bipod in certain field situations but don’t want to bugger up this nice rifle. Any tips would be appreciated.
     

    mb121

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    Seekins has their own rail that works with both Harris and QD mounts, their YouTube page shows the install. Though I’m sure that just about any rail would attach as long as it has the right length and there’s enough meat in the stock to drill and install the T nut.
     

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    256 rounds down the new barrel and it’s shooting great. Had a local gunsmith chamber a blank from Wilson. Cheap barrel but it’s been shooting Berger 140gr VLD-T’s great. The Havak action is buttery smooth but I still get a light primer strike once every 100 rounds or so, reloads with CCI450’s. Thinking I’ll send it back in again and this time take advantage of their new bolt replacement offer and maybe that’ll cure it.

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    drtony

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    Recently purchased a PH2 in 300 PRC and have a question. What is the easiest and cleanest way to get a short section of Pic rail on the front of the stock to mount my Atlas bipod on? I’d like the option of using my bipod in certain field situations but don’t want to bugger up this nice rifle. Any tips would be appreciated.

    I sent mine to Seekins and they installed it for me. Otherwise you have to take the barreled action off and drill a hole in the stock
     

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    I sent mine to Seekins and they installed it for me. Otherwise you have to take the barreled action off and drill a hole in the stock
    The process is very easy if you have a drill and some simple hand tools. Their are several how to's on the internet.
     

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    Anyone have any hot tips for lengthening the the LOP on the PH stock? seems like for those standard butt pads there should be a standard spacers available?
     

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    Anyone have any hot tips for lengthening the the LOP on the PH stock? seems like for those standard butt pads there should be a standard spacers available?
    Like these?

     
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    What bolt replacement are they doing?
    I hadn't heard anything about a bolt replacement either. I wonder what the details are? I'm currently on a drill ship in the GOM so I can't watch videos unfortunately.
     

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    Anybody here sending there rifle back to replace the bolt? Seems like a good deal. Doing it 100% free besides shipping the rifle.
     

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    I would have if I still had them. Mine were shooters but did nor run as well as they should have, I suspect the bolt would help alot.
     

    TheChief

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    Anybody here sending there rifle back to replace the bolt? Seems like a good deal. Doing it 100% free besides shipping the rifle.
    I live 2.5 hours from there. I'm considering driving down and having it swapped out when my PH2 shows up. It would be cheaper than shipping it I think . Not sure though, haven't priced shipping yet.
     

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    What is the issue with the bolts? I looked on their website, but found nothing mentioning any issues or replacement. I haven't shot my PH2 in .308 Win. very much, but the times I did, it performed as expected.
     
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