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Got to shoot my Bravo 6.5CM in a club match today and couldn't be happier it. No feeding issues, held zero perfectly and was just an absolute hammer with the factory Hornady 140 ELDM's. I made some pretty embarrassing rookie mistakes, but was still able to squeeze out a win in the production class. Super confident in the platform at this point and am looking forward to trying to attend a bunch more events where I can shoot in the production class with it.
 

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Got to shoot my Bravo 6.5CM in a club match today and couldn't be happier it. No feeding issues, held zero perfectly and was just an absolute hammer with the factory Hornady 140 ELDM's. I made some pretty embarrassing rookie mistakes, but was still able to squeeze out a win in the production class. Super confident in the platform at this point and am looking forward to trying to attend a bunch more events where I can shoot in the production class with it.
Im looking into picking one of those up in either 6 or 6.5. I have the PH1, how was the cock on close bolt for staying on target? Was it an issue? Mines still al little stiff when closing the bolt and feel like that might be an issue for staying on target in some of the shooting positions.

Also what muzzle device are you running on it?
Sounds like an awesome match! Congrats
 

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Im looking into picking one of those up in either 6 or 6.5. I have the PH1, how was the cock on close bolt for staying on target? Was it an issue? Mines still al little stiff when closing the bolt and feel like that might be an issue for staying on target in some of the shooting positions.

Also what muzzle device are you running on it?
Sounds like an awesome match! Congrats
The cock on close isn't an issue for me. I will admit, the the bolt in my Bravo was anything but buttery smooth when I first got it though. It took quite a bit of dry firing and range time to get it where it is now. I also put a light coat of gear oil on the bolt which really helps the bolt run smooth and easy. Ill attach a pic of my bolt. Almost all the black has been rubbed off of it on the high spots at this point.

Right now I'm running the Silencerco ASR muzzle break for a hybrid 46 I will run on it now and then. I personally think the gun gets too long with the suppressor on it for matches. Too hard to move it around, but great for bench shooting. There is probably a break that would work better out there, but I'm not too worried about it.

Coming from shooting 22's a lot, my biggest issue is recoil management. I'm used to being able to watch the bullet under the scope after the shot and barely having any pressure on the gun. Figured out that backing the scope off of some magnification helped with spotting my impacts and being able to re-aquire targets after the shot.
 

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I received my bolt extension from @Mississippi327. Took a little bit of heat and a pliers to get the old one off. Cleaned up the red loctite and then secured the new extension and knob. It’s perfect. The added length really gives it a better feel cycling and the two tone look rocks.

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How hard and how much heat did you have to use to remove the bolt Handle? Did you end up damaging the orginal bolt with pliers to get off.
 

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Ok shoot it today, rainy range day but I manage to Zero the scope. Those are my last 3 shots on the target, rain was coming down pretty hard.

What you guys think.

No break in just took out of the box and went to shoot. I ruin my chronograph it got soak. Lol I'm probably get a lab radar.

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How hard and how much heat did you have to use to remove the bolt Handle? Did you end up damaging the orginal bolt with pliers to get off.
Not very much torque really but having the bolt held secure is the key. I used a v block and a leather liner to hold the bolt. Then heat with torch until hot, around 500 degrees or so to break down threadlocker. As it gets hot then start slowly apply torque. Again not much torque really just waiting for the bond to release. Once it does you’ll feel it and it will start to loosen. Wasn’t too bad again just make sure you’re holding the bolt securing it so it won’t spin.
 
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Not very much torque really but having the bolt held secure is the key. I used a v block and a leather liner to hold the bolt. Then heat with torch until hot, around 500 degrees or so to break down threadlocker. As it gets hot then start slowly apply torque. Again not much torque really just waiting for the bond to release. Once it does you’ll feel it and it will start to loosen. Wasn’t too bad again just make sure you’re holding the bolt securing it so it won’t spin.
Thanks I did pretty much the same stayed under 400 degrees so not to alter the finish on the bolt. I held the bolt with thick rubber from my dive belt in a vise and used leather on the knob with a plier. once the loctite broke down the knob was easy to come off. I replaced the shank part with one from area 419 and their bolt too. gave the prefect amount of extension about .25" longer than the seeking on.
 

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Thanks I did pretty much the same stayed under 400 degrees so not to alter the finish on the bolt. I held the bolt with thick rubber from my dive belt in a vise and used leather on the knob with a plier. once the loctite broke down the knob was easy to come off. I replaced the shank part with one from area 419 and their bolt too. gave the prefect amount of extension about .25" longer than the seeking on.
@scale which adapter did you order from Area 419? The only ones I see are for either a Bighorn or Defiance.
 

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Damn, that’s disappointing. Heard of this issue in the PH1’s, hoped it is ironed out by now. They should make it right though.

how’d it shot when it did fire?
The good thing, i find out about this before I left for my hunting trip to Alabama, I would be really upset if I had an awesome deer on my sites and the gun went click.
 

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Hey guys I am not sure if I am posting in the correct spot since this is my first time here. I recently acquired my bravo 6.5 cm. Once we mounted the scope I was cycling the action and realized the bolt hits the cheek pad. I am a bigger guy and always shot with a raised scope so obviously I raise the pad. This was the only page I believe I found someone here who had the same issues. Also I’ve noticed how much the mag rocks in the well. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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KRG makes and sells a cheek piece that has a bigger cutout. I believe it's called a bravo 700 LA/T3 cheek piece. I had the same issue and this took care of it. It is made identical with the exception of the bolt cutout being a tad bigger.
 
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KRG makes and sells a cheek piece that has a bigger cutout. I believe it's called a bravo 700 LA/T3 cheek piece. I had the same issue and this took care of it. It is made identical with the exception of the bolt cutout being a tad bigger.
I guess my question is why send it out like this. They have to check clearance I am sure. The rough bolt I can work around but this caught me off guard since They have had to hear of this issue
 
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Hey guys I am not sure if I am posting in the correct spot since this is my first time here. I recently acquired my bravo 6.5 cm. Once we mounted the scope I was cycling the action and realized the bolt hits the cheek pad. I am a bigger guy and always shot with a raised scope so obviously I raise the pad. This was the only page I believe I found someone here who had the same issues. Also I’ve noticed how much the mag rocks in the well. Any help would be appreciated.
You should be able to loosen the 4 screws on the bottom of the fore end and then tap the fore end back to snug up mag fit.
 

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You should be able to loosen the 4 screws on the bottom of the fore end and then tap the fore end back to snug up mag fit.
I will try that I really appreciate the help. I did get to send some down range today it shot perfect. But would like to fix these minor issues I’m adjusting for
 

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Yeah, the other cheekpiece will for sure fix your issue. I've got a Havak Bravo in 6.5CM as well and I love it. I did not have to adjust the cheek piece though so I haven't ran into that same issue. I bought a KRG Bravo for a 300PRC I've got and it came with the secondary cheek piece with the cutout already. They're great stocks, and the Seekins is a fantastic rifle. My Havak Bravo really likes the Federal loads with the 130 Bergers.
 
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Yeah, the other cheekpiece will for sure fix your issue. I've got a Havak Bravo in 6.5CM as well and I love it. I did not have to adjust the cheek piece though so I haven't ran into that same issue. I bought a KRG Bravo for a 300PRC I've got and it came with the secondary cheek piece with the cutout already. They're great stocks, and the Seekins is a fantastic rifle. My Havak Bravo really likes the Federal loads with the 130 Bergers.
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Yeah with having another manufacturers stock on there they're kind of limited for what they can do concerning the stock. Iv'e got two KRG Bravo's and neither of them have any play in the magazine. I'd adjust the fore-end on it and it should tighten up the magazine well for you. KRG is great to deal with and they usually get back to you really quickly.
 

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I don’t have the Havak Bravo but I have it’s predecessor the Havak HP1 6.5cm with the Magpul Hunter 700 chassis stock.

I cleaned the barrel and the bolt after unboxing the rifle. I cleaned the barrel after each threeshot group. I shot a few different brands and bullet weights. The trigger was set from the factory at 3 lb 6 oz which is heavy for me but it broke very crisp with zero creep.

The Hornady 143 gr ELD-X Precision Hunter shot the best. Groups attached.
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View attachment 7223414This is the response I got from Seekins

Nothing a little Dremel work can't fix. Although, I will have to admit, I wasn't too happy about having to take a Dremel to a brand new $1800+ gun...

On a side note, I am starting to reload and I'm having some good luck with R16 and 140gr ELDM's. The Chambers on these guns are pretty large, especially the throat. I am maxed out on length in the Magpul magazine, and I'm still 4+ thousandths off the lands. My gun shoots 140GR factory Hornady ELDM ammo right around 2660. With my loads, I'm finding a good node in the mid 2600's and mid to upper 2700's, don't really want to push it much further. Going to play around with it some more and post up some info later.
 

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I have been happy w the Hornady 147 gr ELD-M and 143 gr ELD-X rounds Through the Seekins. I tried the Sellier & Bellot 140 gr and the Federal 130 gr Berger and those shot a little larger groups.

I’m hoping to work up some loads to shoot but this makes me think I’ll stay with the 147 gr Hornady bullets.
 

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140gr ELDM. RL16, 2.2330" OG. 77° @ sea level.

Going to load up some 42.2gr and 42.6gr rounds and play with seating depth from .005-.01 tomorrow. Once I figure out what it likes I'm going to take it out to 600 to see how they hold up. The wind was blowing pretty hard this day but it was consistent.

Just note I mixed up the velocity info for the last two groups.
 

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140gr ELDM. RL16, 2.2330" OG. 77° @ sea level.

Going to load up some 42.2gr and 42.6gr rounds and play with seating depth from .005-.01 tomorrow. Once I figure out what it likes I'm going to take it out to 600 to see how they hold up. The wind was blowing pretty hard this day but it was consistent.

Just note I mixed up the velocity info for the last two groups.
 

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I’ve got a seekins havak bravo 6.5 prc and it’s a great rifle. Working on loads and found sweet spot - 57.8 h1000, 147gr eld- 2970 FPS avg, sd 1.4. Five shot groups in 20 mph cross wind 100 yards. Really happy with progress now on to long range test with more of this load.
 

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Took my 6 Creed out for the first time a few weeks ago. Shooting 100 yards, took 3 shots to get close to zero, then fired these two 4 shot groups. Factory Hornady 108 gr Match ammo.

This rifle has great potential!

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Took my 6 Creed out for the first time a few weeks ago. Shooting 100 yards, took 3 shots to get close to zero, then fired these two 4 shot groups. Factory Hornady 108 gr Match ammo.

This rifle has great potential!

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The havak 6creed loves the factory 108’s. Mine has around 300 rounds down the tube and really tightened up after 100. I take it out to 1000 regularly. Here’s a few groups from 500-1000
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I can’t speak highly enough of these rifles. I’ve got much higher priced customs but these havaks plan shoot!!
 

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Anyone using a brake other than the Seekins? Looking for a self timing brake but can’t find any with a diameter less than 1”.
 

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Anyone using a brake other than the Seekins? Looking for a self timing brake but can’t find any with a diameter less than 1”.
I’m using an APA Chode but it’s not less than 1” I don’t think. Very effective brake though. Easy to mount and is really lightweight.
 
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Just ordered the Havak Element in 300PRC.
They had a sick discount at the Seekins booth @ western hunting expo.
This will be my third Seekins bolt action rifle.
Should be interesting...
 

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I’m a wimp; I added 4 lbs of lead shot and epoxy to my Seekins Havak Magpul 6.5creedmoor.

a friend has a Seekins Havak PH2 and a Bravo both 6.5 PRCs with a suppressor and has not had any recoil issues.
 

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I see people having issues but I never have. I probably have 600 rounds through my 6.5CM. I’ve cleaned it maybe twice. I just don’t care. I don’t wait for the barrel to cool. I’ll let it get shot numerous rounds non-stop Never had a single issue with it even filthy. Thing is just as accurate as day one. It serves exactly the purpose I purchased and equipped it for. A lightweight rifle I can beat the shit out of, let the kids shoot all they want while leaving my other stuff alone lol.
The 300PRC I have on the way will be a better taken care of rifle with a different purpose. I purchased it because I’ve been so impressed with the 6.5cm
Hopefully no issues there either.
but I’ll definitely let you know
 
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