The Deviant Elite X is the perfect action for precision rifle competition where accuracy is paramount, but weight is a concern.  Defiance has taken our match-winning Deviant Elite and trimmed nearly half a pound from areas that won’t affect accuracy.  The Deviant Elite X has unique features, such as the extended; front scope rail, barrel threads and bedding surface, while maintaining the Rem. 700 Short action footprint. The Elite controlled round feed bolt utilizes a coned breech and plate extractor for smooth reliable feeding. Lastly, the enhanced firing pin reduces vibrations and reduces bolt lift.


  • Skeletonized receiver made of pre-hardened aircraft certified 416 stainless steel
  • One-piece fluted bolt made of pre-hardened aircraft certified 4340 chrome moly
  • Hollow knurled tactical knob made of stainless steel
  • Receiver barrel threads are 1.0625” X 16 TPI (Rem. 700 thread dia. and pitch)
  • Skeletonized Integral mil spec 1913 (Picatinny) scope mount, available in 0, 10, 20, and 30 MOA
  • .850” additional barrel threads and bedding surface forward of recoil lug
  • Enhanced firing pin design, minimizes vibration and reduces bolt lift
  • Coned nose, controlled round feed and sliding plate extractor
  • Mechanical (Winchester M70 style) – blade ejector
  • Rigid design for ultimate accuracy
  • Works with detachable magazines or single shots only
  • Short length (Rem. SA) offered with AW magazine cut
  • Elite actions available in Short length (Rem. SA) only
  • Average configuration weighs 30 oz.


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


  • .390” (.223), .480” (.308), and .550” (magnum) bolt face diameters available
  • Sliding Plate Extractors
  • Designed for detachable magazines and single shots, only
  • Control-round feed
  • Right- and left-hand configurations available

Everything Included

  • Receiver body
  • Repeater or single-shot style magazine cut
  • Bolt stop/side bolt release, spring, pin
  • One-piece bolt
  • Extractor
  • Bolt knob
  • Firing pin/spring
  • Cocking piece
  • Bolt shroud
  • Trigger pins
  • Integral rail and recoil lug


Deviant Elite Action: $1,635

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.

Deviant Elite X