A Closer Look at the Seekins HAVAK Bravo – SHOT Show 2019

Seekins Precision had their newest HAVAK rifles proudly on display at the 2019 SHOT Show. The HAVAK is a precision long-range hunting and competition rifle made in collaboration with the Kinetic Research Group. It’s a production-class bolt-action rifle with custom-grade features.

The HAVAK action uses an improved bolt and receiver assembly compatible with Remington 700 stocks and chassis. The HAVAK Bravo completes the action with a barrel and Bravo Chassis from Kinetic Research Group. The result is a complete semi-custom bolt-action rifle that’s ready for competition, target shooting, hunting and more.

The HAVAK Bravo is available in 6mm and 6.5mm Creedmoor, 6.5 Performance Rifle Cartridge (PRC) and .308 Winchester. The chassis is available in black, green and flat dark earth.

The action is all-new and is compatible with 700 stocks.

Although the HAVAK action is compatible with 700-pattern stocks, the action itself is fundamentally different. First, instead of dual opposed locking lugs, the HAVAK uses four with a 90-degree bolt throw. It has a helical extraction cam and M-16-style extractor.

The bolt has spiral fluting to sweep away debris, which helps improve reliability with the tightly fit bolt and receiver. It also has a completely different cocking system that cocks partially on open and finishes cocking on close, for a very fast, smooth action.

The gun has a detachable 20 MOA full-length flattop rail and, along with the barrel and bolt, has a matte Armor-Black finish. One nice touch is that the bolt handle is interchangeable with 5/16 threads. All HAVAK rifles have a 416 stainless steel threaded “Light Tactical” barrel with 5R rifling. The barrels are threaded for 5/8-24 muzzle devices.

Seekins Precision offers the HAVAK in different colors and can re-barrel the action for a minimal fee.

The Bravo chassis is a great match for the Havak action. It has a polymer stock and forend fit over an aluminum core running from the action all the way to the tip of the forend for rigidity. The aluminum components have a Type III hard-anodized finish and the steel fittings are either nitrided or stainless. All together the rifle weighs 9.8 pounds.

It’s a modular design with M-Lok slots at the front, on the sides and on the bottom. It also has a Harris bipod mount at 6-o’clock. The cheekpiece is fully-adjustable with an inch of travel and the buttstock can be adjusted up to 2-1/4 inches with 3/8-inch spacers.

And the final, last touch is the included Timney trigger. It comes with a Timney 510 trigger with a factory-set 3-pound trigger pull. All together the HAVAK Bravo runs $1,950. Seekins is already shipping the HAVAK Bravo so if you’re interested, start shopping at SeekinsPrecision.com today.

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About the author: Max Slowik is a writer with over a dozen years of experience and is a lifelong shooter. He has unwavering support for the Second Amendment and the human right to self-defense. His ambition is to follow Thomas Paine, as a journalist by profession and a propagandist by inclination.

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