Seekins HAVAK Precision Rifle

CuTm

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As far as comments about 5 shot groups. I would have rather shot 3 but when the next opportunity to load more is 1-2 months away I load a couple extra in case I knowingly pull one when shooting groups. It is more statistically relevant and I can’t run home and load 10 more to verify it wasn’t a 3 shot anomaly right now.
I over reacted don’t worry about it man
 

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For those interested: I e-mailed Seekins CS this morning with some questions concerning the PH1 in .308 - response was very prompt, thank you Harley. 1) I did not want a threaded muzzle - option not available. 2) Asked if sales tax was collected for a shipped rifle to MO - question not answered (probably not an appropriate CS question) 3) Confirmed that the recoil pad is a “soft” Limb Saver brand to absorb recoil 4) Lead time for the PH1 is 4 months 5) Asked if Seekins group recommended a scope for this rifle in .308 - question not answered (I guess too many variables to make a recommendation 6) The PH1 in .308 does not (presently) ship with a carbon fiber, flush mount magazine. Seems like a very nice rifle at that price offering - I will watch to see if options are offered in the future.
 
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I have a new Seekings Havak Pro Hunter (the gen 1 I think - with McMillan stock) in 6.5 Creed headed my way.
This will be my first 6.5 rifle (pretty excited). I have a Surgeon Scalpel in .308 that accepts the AI mags - will those mags work with this rifle?
I've read quite a bit and from what I understand they will, but I wanted to purchase more and don't want to purchase the wrong ones.
Also - I have Seekins rings in Medium height - does anyone know if they will be too tall for a Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 or should I have gone with the Seekins Low height?
I'm also very interested in sending the stock off to have the adjustable cheek piece installed. Is that individual pretty trustworthy? Only having an email address to research him doesn't get me very far. If he's been around the Hide performing for years then excellent. Thanks!
 

trob_205

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I have a new Seekings Havak Pro Hunter (the gen 1 I think - with McMillan stock) in 6.5 Creed headed my way.
This will be my first 6.5 rifle (pretty excited). I have a Surgeon Scalpel in .308 that accepts the AI mags - will those mags work with this rifle?
I've read quite a bit and from what I understand they will, but I wanted to purchase more and don't want to purchase the wrong ones.
Also - I have Seekins rings in Medium height - does anyone know if they will be too tall for a Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 or should I have gone with the Seekins Low height?
I'm also very interested in sending the stock off to have the adjustable cheek piece installed. Is that individual pretty trustworthy? Only having an email address to research him doesn't get me very far. If he's been around the Hide performing for years then excellent. Thanks!
I’m not using a factory offering stock but I didn’t have luck with standard AICS mags. I have a KRG Bravo chassis. Going to AW mags as I’ve talked with another member and he’s having good luck with them.
 
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I’m not using a factory offering stock but I didn’t have luck with standard AICS mags. I have a KRG Bravo chassis. Going to AW mags as I’ve talked with another member and he’s having good luck with them.
Thanks! Holy crap those are expensive LOL. Do you happen to know if the Magpul mags work?
 

trob_205

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Thanks! Holy crap those are expensive LOL. Do you happen to know if the Magpul mags work?
Yea lol it’s not my ideal situation but the rifles shoots great and I’m more than willing to get it working in order to keep it.

Well they get the to work with the HP1 model so they obviously work sometime. The bottom lug always hit the feed lips for me on them. They are cheaper and worth that shot.
 
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I have a new Seekings Havak Pro Hunter (the gen 1 I think - with McMillan stock) in 6.5 Creed headed my way.
This will be my first 6.5 rifle (pretty excited). I have a Surgeon Scalpel in .308 that accepts the AI mags - will those mags work with this rifle?
I've read quite a bit and from what I understand they will, but I wanted to purchase more and don't want to purchase the wrong ones.
Also - I have Seekins rings in Medium height - does anyone know if they will be too tall for a Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 or should I have gone with the Seekins Low height?
I'm also very interested in sending the stock off to have the adjustable cheek piece installed. Is that individual pretty trustworthy? Only having an email address to research him doesn't get me very far. If he's been around the Hide performing for years then excellent. Thanks!
+1 on having the adjustable cheek piece. I would love to get that done to my stock also but I’m not sure where to begin with that
 

trob_205

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+1 on having the adjustable cheek piece. I would love to get that done to my stock also but I’m not sure where to begin with that
There are some places that do adjustable kydex adjustable cheek pieces. If you go back to the earlier pages of this thread a guy has his sent out and had a one very nicely done.
 
Got my Havak in today. Fit and finish is stellar. Bolt lift and throw is a bit heavy but I expect it to loosen up a bit. Bolt does not bind or is not gritty. I wiped it down with a clean rag, used a bit of lube and it was very smooth. Trigger is crisp, a little heavy for my liking but it can be adjusted, probably 3.5lbs. I was definitely bummed it did not come with the carbon fiber mag, as I was told by the customer service rep that it would. Action to barrel fit and bedding appears to be well done. I mounted it up with a Bushnell DMR-2i, Harris bipod, Short Action Precision sling, and a Seekins ATC muzzle break. I will definitely be cerakoting the silver action and barrel to a matte or graphite black. Before that I will be shooting it tomorrow with factory Hornady 143 ELD-X and 147 ELD-M. Will make a post regarding accuracy and velocity on Labradar. I'll put pics up soon! Purhase time to my FFL was a little over 3 months!
 
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I picked up my Seekins from FFL last night too. I couldn’t ask for the action to be any smoother than it is. Similar to my 591 Surgeon.

So off problem - never ran into this.
Seekins Precison Havak 6.5creed
Brand new in box Medium height 30mm badger rings.
Freshly pulled Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 glass.

Mounted everything up, ran out of windage to thr Left.
Ran out of elevation going down. Rifle shoots 9” to right at 75yards and 4” High.

How in the hell is this happening!??!
I pulled the Nightforce, pulled the rings, and remounted. Same results.
I have Seekins rings in the mail - but I’m out in the woods hunting and they are 120 miles from me.
Super bummed.
 
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I’m super confused.
The only thing I can come up with is the Seekins rail isn’t square? It’s factory installed and I don’t need to adjust right?
It doesn’t look like it can adjust.
I’m heading home from hunting this PM and will slap Seekins rings on to check.
 
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I picked up my Seekins from FFL last night too. I couldn’t ask for the action to be any smoother than it is. Similar to my 591 Surgeon.

So off problem - never ran into this.
Seekins Precison Havak 6.5creed
Brand new in box Medium height 30mm badger rings.
Freshly pulled Nightforce NXS 2.5-10x42 glass.

Mounted everything up, ran out of windage to thr Left.
Ran out of elevation going down. Rifle shoots 9” to right at 75yards and 4” High.

How in the hell is this happening!??!
I pulled the Nightforce, pulled the rings, and remounted. Same results.
I have Seekins rings in the mail - but I’m out in the woods hunting and they are 120 miles from me.
Super bummed.
Shoots like that suppressed and unsuppressed?
 
Shot 40 rounds through the Havak a few days back. Accuracy was .3 to .9 in varying 3 and 5 shot groups. As I expected, trigger was heavier than I would have liked. I just lightened it up and am going to put 60 more rounds through today or tomorrow. Only thing I don't like is that even with Seekins Low rings (.92), cheek weld is still very low and I have to torque my neck in an uncomfortable position. I may do an adjustable cheek piece or but some sort of stock pad/pack. Needs to be lifted 1/4 to 1/2 inch IMO.
 
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Shot 40 rounds through the Havak a few days back. Accuracy was .3 to .9 in varying 3 and 5 shot groups. As I expected, trigger was heavier than I would have liked. I just lightened it up and am going to put 60 more rounds through today or tomorrow. Only thing I don't like is that even with Seekins Low rings (.92), cheek weld is still very low and I have to torque my neck in an uncomfortable position. I may do an adjustable cheek piece or but some sort of stock pad/pack. Needs to be lifted 1/4 to 1/2 inch IMO.
I am trying one of the Bradley adjustable cheek rests on mine. I have the Havak with the Mcmillan Game Warden stock.
 
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Okay, I feel like a total dork. I’m home now.
I thought I had pulled the Nightforce cap (Allen) and adjusted windage, and I had only pulled and adjusted the elevation knob - not windage. Triple checked myself just to be sure and found it.
I’m good on windage which was my biggest worry. I’m out of elevation and still shooting high - but I’m sure that’s the 20 MOA rail.
I was slinging Barnes lighter weight pills and I’m going to be hunting with 143gr ELDX - which I just picked up and will try to sight back in shortly.
 
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Shot 40 rounds through the Havak a few days back. Accuracy was .3 to .9 in varying 3 and 5 shot groups. As I expected, trigger was heavier than I would have liked. I just lightened it up and am going to put 60 more rounds through today or tomorrow. Only thing I don't like is that even with Seekins Low rings (.92), cheek weld is still very low and I have to torque my neck in an uncomfortable position. I may do an adjustable cheek piece or but some sort of stock pad/pack. Needs to be lifted 1/4 to 1/2 inch IMO.
Do you drop the action from the stock to adjust the trigger? It’s too heavy for me as well.
And yes - I agree on the stock. After hunting season I need to send it off for the adjustable piece modification.
 

CuTm

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Shot 40 rounds through the Havak a few days back. Accuracy was .3 to .9 in varying 3 and 5 shot groups. As I expected, trigger was heavier than I would have liked. I just lightened it up and am going to put 60 more rounds through today or tomorrow. Only thing I don't like is that even with Seekins Low rings (.92), cheek weld is still very low and I have to torque my neck in an uncomfortable position. I may do an adjustable cheek piece or but some sort of stock pad/pack. Needs to be lifted 1/4 to 1/2 inch IMO.
do you think cutting the carbon fiber stock could lead to any issues?
 
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Okay, I feel like a total dork. I’m home now.
I thought I had pulled the Nightforce cap (Allen) and adjusted windage, and I had only pulled and adjusted the elevation knob - not windage. Triple checked myself just to be sure and found it.
I’m good on windage which was my biggest worry. I’m out of elevation and still shooting high - but I’m sure that’s the 20 MOA rail.
I was slinging Barnes lighter weight pills and I’m going to be hunting with 143gr ELDX - which I just picked up and will try to sight back in shortly.
That nightforce has 100 MOA of elevation adjustment, a 20 moa rail isn’t going to max you out. Did you readjust your zero stop to accommodate for the rail?
 

CuTm

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I got my rifle today. It’s beautiful. Pictures don’t do justice. Action is extremely smooth. the balance of rifle is for lack of a better word comforting . Came with carbon mag. I’m happy as I can be with a rifle without shooting it. Also perfect weight for a hunting rifle in 300 winmag.
 
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That nightforce has 100 MOA of elevation adjustment, a 20 moa rail isn’t going to max you out. Did you readjust your zero stop to accommodate for the rail?
It’s actually the 2.5-10x32 non-zero stop model. My other NF Zero-Stops have 4 Allen’s after pulling caps, and I didn’t realize after pulling the cap there was 1 Allen screw horizontally that allowed me to adjust more elevation on the non-zero stop model. The instructions don’t say anything of the sort.
Got it figured out - and can’t wait to shoot again this weekend up hunting!!! :)
 
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