Weighing as little as 20.2 oz.

We set out to create the best action we could at an entry level price point, and our R&D team came out with something that exceeded our already high expectations. The classic combines many of our finest features into a standardized, lightweight and durable action. Thanks to a streamlined production process and utilization of overflow materials, the Classic action comes in at a price point that cannot be beat at this level of quality.


  • Receiver made of pre-hardened aircraft-certified 416 stainless steel
  • Bolt made of pre-hardened aircraft-certified 4340 chrome moly with recessed bolt lugs, utilizing a mini-16 extractor and plunger ejector
  • Receiver barrel threads are 1.0625” X 16 T.P.I. (Rem. 700 thread dia. and pitch)
  • Includes 20 MOA Mil Spec 1913 (Picatinny) scope mount, custom made from 7075 aluminum, 8-40 screws, and 1/8” hardened recoil pins (1.6 oz.)
  • Includes pinned .253” recoil lug made of hardened 416 Stainless (1.2oz)
  • Action features guaranteed headspace.
  • Actions available in:
    • Short (Rem. SA)
    • Long (Rem. LA)
  • Short length actions available in .390”, .480”, and .550” bolt face
  • Long length actions available in .480” and .550” bolt face
  • Available in right & left hand
  • Works with hinged floorplates and center feed detachable magazines
  • .308 available with AICS/AW magazine cut (detachable mag only)
  • Approximate weights for complete action*
    • 20.2 oz – Short (Rem. SA)
    • 23.2 oz – Long (Rem. LA)
      • *Complete action consists of stainless-steel receiver, one-piece 4340 CM bolt, handle/knob, firing pin assembly with aluminum shroud, and side bolt release


  • All material pre-hardened prior to machining to prevent changing tolerances during heat treat.
  • Bolt machined from one piece of pre-hardened 4340 chrome moly in one operation.
  • Receiver machined from one piece of pre-hardened 416SS.
  • Wire EDM-cut, full-length lug ways result in smooth bolt operation.
  • Primary extraction design significantly increases initial extraction and ensures smooth bolt cycling.


  • Hand
    • Right
    • Left
  • Bolt Face
    • .223 Rem (.390)
    • .308 Rem (.480)
    • .300 WM/RUM (.545)
  • Magazine Cut
    • BDL for use with hinged floorplate or center feed magazines (Wyatt’s cut)
    • AI/AW Short action only (DBM only)

Everything Included

  • Precision round receiver body pinned for recoil lug
  • 20 MOA Mil Spec 1913 picatinny scope mount, made from 7075 aluminum or Steel
  • .253” recoil lug
  • Bolt stop/side bolt release, spring, pin
  • Lightweight one-piece bolt
  • Deep bolt fluting
  • Mini-16 extractor
  • Lightweight bolt knob
  • One-piece firing pin and spring
  • Cocking piece
  • Aluminum bolt shroud
  • Trigger pins


Classic Action: $990

Additional Options:

  • Extra Bolt: $495 (includes extractor, ejector, and fire control assembly)
  • Nitride Finish: $100

The Defiance Guarantee

We want all of our customers to be 100% satisfied with the quality of our product. Within 30 days after receiving your action, if you don’t like it, we’ll change it, swap it, or refund your money. No questions asked. We’ll even pay for the return shipping.

Your action has a lifetime performance guarantee against cracking, warping, or breaking. If such an issue occurs, the action will be replaced. If your specific model is no longer available we will replace it with an similar action or provide a refund of the purchase price.

Defiance Classic