The Patriot Valley Arms "Minuteman" barreled action is a turn-key core for a high performance long range rifle. The configuration is defined by years of dedicated long range experience in various competition, training, and hunting environments. The Minuteman configuration is a match-winning combination of the finest long range rifle components available today; expressly and meticulously built for shooters of all skill levels from the nationally competitive marksman to the weekend plinker that wants to be sure his rifle is capable of anything he tries to accomplish. Some owners of Minuteman rifles have nicknamed them "no excuses" because of the innate accuracy and long range precision.
The Minuteman will drop into many Remington 700 footprints though some minor inletting tweaks may be necessary. The Bighorn Arms actions are precision ground on the exterior to provide a perfect fit each time, many chassis systems do not require bedding which saves further expense to the shooter.
Bighorn Arms TL3 Short Action Receiver (Long Action +$100)
Rock Creek blank, customer specified contour
PVA "Jet Blast" Brake
Timney Calvin Elite "Hit" Trigger
Note: Lead time for TL3 actions are:
Short action: 14 - 16 weeks
Long action: 16 - 18 weeks
*This product must ship to an FFL*
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Hands-down the best rifle I've ever shot! This rifles that Josh builds are hammers, and I don't bother to use any other gunsmiths anymore...why? PVA rifles flat-out shoot. I have had Josh chamber two 6mm Dashers, one .308 Win, one 6.5mm Creedmoor and a 6mm BR for my Bighorn TL3. They all shoot better than me. I also love the fact that I can just call the shop, order a barrel, and it's on its way to me without having to send my action back to the shop. Spin it in and, boom...I'm shooting a new barrel. Do yourself a favor and order a PVA Minuteman NOW!
Josh did it again. The barreled action housed within the MPA BA chassis is a nail driver. If you are looking for a great product at a fair price and outstanding customer service PVA is the perfect choice. There is no doubt that I will look to Josh for future builds. PVA is well worth considering if you are in the market for an outstandingly accurate rifle.
I have two of PVAs barreled actions in MPA chassis and I could not be happier with them. The last one is the TL3 barreled action chambered in 6mm Dasher and it is an incredible rifle - love it. PVAs order process, build time, and delivery are all top notch! Josh is not only a great rifle builder, but an incredible resource in helping throughout the selection process - his advice is always spot on!
My Minuteman barreled action (DLC TL3 in 6.5x47) is fantastic. It has been a hammer from day 1. The only downside is that I have no more excuses for my misses. Thanks Josh.
No surprises here, Josh built another hammer in my 6.5x47 with Bighorn TL3 and Rock Creek barrel. Have several friends that shoot PVA builds, and I don't think Josh is capable of building anything but exceptional rifles! As an added bonus Josh is definitely one of the good guys. Going with PVA will take the rifle out of the equation when you are shooting!