Havak Element

Sundevilnick

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Has anyone had time behind or has any information on Seekins new Havak Element. Looking into a light long range rifle that is accurate. I see they are 2795.00 and do not know if there is anything out there that can match the 5.5lb weight with accuracy and price. Thanks for any comments.
 

Bmelt1409

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Mine showed up today and holy hell it is crazy feeling! I have a NX8 2.5-20 to top it with and i believe i am really going to like it. Hope to get some time this week and see how she does!
 

lukus10000

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Rifle shoots great! Factory 143 ELDX @100 yards, velocity is 2836 out of 21" barrel with no suppressor and my 24" is only 2877 FPS so i am happy to give up 14fps/inch to still have a compact gun with suppressor, that will probably add that right back. getting ready for whitetail opener this Thursday!!!! element 1.jpg
 
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reubenski

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Rifle shoots great! Factory 143 ELDX @100 yards, velocity is 2836 out of 21" barrel with no suppressor and my 24" is only 2877 FPS so i am happy to give up 14fps/inch to still have a compact gun with suppressor, that will probably add that right back. getting ready for whitetail opener this Thursday!!!! View attachment 7160773
That's badass. But is that a 6.5 PRC shooting 140 class bullets at 2840'ish?
 

BigPrince

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I might be overthinking this but any thoughts on concerns around different heat expansion rates of the pressed in steel sleeve vs the aluminum action?
 

lukus10000

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so far the rifle is still preforming on par and is a hammer on deer. Have not had a chance to get an elk with it yet. hopefully get some time to do a little load development with it and see what it can do. its hard to want to move away from factory ammo that shoots so good.
 
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Sundevilnick

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Just got mine. It is as advertised. Light weight rifle with excellent precision and the 6.5prc hits hard and accurate. Great option!!!
 
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David2duck

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I couldn’t take it anymore and ordered one just after Christmas. Can’t wait to get it.
 

ozz007

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Order mine, with my LGS, don't know when he will have it. Also what type of bipod, lightweight, its out there for the rifle?
 

David2duck

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Ordered mine just after Christmas and they said I should have it last week of February. 2 months isn’t bad if it really does show up then. All of my other interactions with them their timelines have been correct so I don’t have any reason to doubt them.
 

CMack96

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Not bad at all. I had one of the first PH1's they ever made in 300 Win Mag. I really liked the fit and feel of the rifle. However, It had terrible feeding issues, jamming and scarred up my brass very bad. I shipped it back to Seekins and within two weeks they shipped it back and said they fixed the issues. They included a list of what they worked on to fix it. I couldn't wait for it to be returned and when it did, it jammed on the first magazine a ran through it as well as scarring my brass. They wouldn't replace the rifle but they offered a refund which I accepted. A friend of mine in Austin had the same issue and he returned his for refund as well. Ironically I want another one now in this element. Lol. Has anyone else experienced this issue with their Havak?
 

David2duck

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I had the same exact issue with my PH1 in 28 Nosler. I shipped my gun back and they fixed the carbon fiber mag. My mag wasn’t fitting correctly so the rounds didn’t go up the feed ramp correctly. Since then I haven’t had any issues. Also, the bolt/feeding issue can be corrected by how you run the bolt. I think it’s due to the spring tension in the mag. Before I sent mine back I messed around with how slow or fast I ran the bolt. When running it slow I had way more jams. If I ran it fast it fed way better. Still needed a different mag that seated better in the rifle but there was a large difference when running the bolt hard and fast.
 

CMack96

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I wonder if anyone is having the same issues with the shorter carbon fiber magazine in the 6.5 PRC? That's what I am mainly interested in purchasing now is the 6.5 PRC in the new lightweight Element. Any word on those?
 

David2duck

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I’ll find out in 6 weeks. That’s what I ordered. I haven’t heard anything bad about it yet. They only offered in 6.5PRC when it first came out and all the reviews I saw were really positive. Guys were saying how well it shot factory ammo. I didn’t see anyone say anything about feeding issues.
 

CMack96

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I'm looking forward to your review after you receive it! Please let us know. Thank you sir.
 

Keith_PDX

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I have a 6.5 PRC on order. Just ordered mine 2 weeks ago. I did a lot of research before I ordered and read every official review and owners feedback I could find (here, rokslide, 24hr campfire, fb, etc...) and I didn't see any mention of feed issues. I highly doubt that a company that's as good as Seekins would commit the same mistake twice.
 

CMack96

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That's very true Keith_PDX. Now you're making me want to pull the trigger and order. 😁
 

LongranginIdaho

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I received mine just before Christmas. I’m very pleased with my purchase not only with a firearm but the excellent customer service as well. This thing eats the 143ELDX and 165 EOL like candy. I have zero issues with feeding even with the longer 156’s. Pull the trigger it’s definitely worth it!
 

HydroMT

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I received mine just before Christmas. I’m very pleased with my purchase not only with a firearm but the excellent customer service as well. This thing eats the 143ELDX and 165 EOL like candy. I have zero issues with feeding even with the longer 156’s. Pull the trigger it’s definitely worth it!
Awesome, thanks for the review! Is your Element chambered in 6.5 PRC?
 

JMS904

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Just ordered a Element in 300PRC at the hunting expo. They told me I’d have it by June. Good discount at the booth.
As some have reminded me, 5.5 pound 300 PRC might be a mistake lol. Happy to find out