View Full Version : Stillers Precision Firearms has been chosen to supply the MK 13 action.

09-21-2010, 03:23 PM
I know this isnt benchrest per se, but I had to tell somebody. Here is our press announcement.

Stillers Precision Firearms has been chosen to supply the MK 13 action for the new updated MK 13 sniper rifle in 300 Win Mag for Crane Naval Weapons Center. We submitted samples and won out over the competition in a field type of test using all the submitted actions for consideration. They are putting our action on new AI Chassis systems with new high quality barrels. We are looking forward to dealing with them and becoming a supplier to help our forces do their job. Hopefully, when we complete the first phase of the contract for them this year, we will make the same action available to the general public. We will keep everyone informed of what is available as it happens.

09-21-2010, 03:34 PM
Congrats Jerry! Job well done, Sir. On another note...what kinda leade time on a Drop port D'back RBLP ppc bolt--Mike Ezell

Boyd Allen
09-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Congratulations!!!! :D:D:D:D

09-21-2010, 05:08 PM
Congratulations Jerry, You must really be proud to know your action is helping with a just cause!

jackie schmidt
09-21-2010, 05:24 PM
That's Great Jerry. You have put a lot of effort into making Stiller Firearms one of the premier action manufacturers in the world, and you efforts are paying off.........jackie

09-21-2010, 05:42 PM
Congratulations, Jerry! Your commitment to quality is paying off.

09-21-2010, 11:09 PM
Thanks guys. We try hard to be the best that we can be.

09-22-2010, 12:51 AM
Good one for the little guy.

Shows how screwed up our gov is, The Army is gonna buy 700 Remington's for about 7800.00 ea. 28+ million, for 3600 rifles.

09-22-2010, 02:10 PM
Congrats Jerry. You have always been super good to me, and i am happy for you on this accomplishment! A man with your brain could have done just about anything you wanted to with your life but you choose this, and we as riflemen and sportsmen's are better off because of it. You bring a super product to the market at an even better price, than anyone else!! For that i personally thank you!! great job!! On a side note. Does this mean i wont be getting my rim-fire action anytime soon?? LOL!! Just Joking!! Lee

09-23-2010, 12:43 AM
Very cool!

Here is a link to the contract award....

09-23-2010, 01:16 AM
What's with all the post-it, then delete-it??????????

09-23-2010, 06:43 AM
Congrats Jerry and the gang at Stiller. Best thing is we all know they will be getting at least their money'e worth. We should be saying congrats to the Navy for winning a contract from Stiller Precision.


09-23-2010, 12:57 PM
Congradulations to SPF et all.
It will be great to see some MORE good TEXAS made equipment in the field.

The current MK13's have Remington made long actions so this will be a nice upgrade.

In the past LIlja has had the contract fror MK 13 barrels and I suspect this will continue.

These actions will go to more than just the Navy. Crane is the proponent for most if not all SOF specific wepons fielding and development.

09-23-2010, 12:59 PM
What's with all the post-it, then delete-it??????????

What's with it?

Yesterday you made comments about the government and one of our military branches with regards to the Remington contract. I took exception to those comments and responded.

Another active member jumped in with his dialog thinking Mr. Stiller's contract was the one being discussed. Mr Stiller perceptively commented that he knew that it was the Remington contract that was referred to and had no problem with the discussion saying everyone has the right to their opinion.

Somewhere along the line one of the moderators decided to remove a host of responses including Mr. Stiller's mentioned above. You'll never know who it was, or more importantly, the rationale behind it. It's just done in anonymity.

So that's what happened. :)

Fred J
09-23-2010, 05:17 PM
You are so wrong. I did not assume when I gave you my experience with Govt Contratcts. Kudos, to anyone outside the loop, that is awarded these contracts. You know, that these contract are written to specs, and many, and in the case of Stiller, meet and exceed these spec's. Sorry I interjected my experience on this tread. Remove this if you feel I'm out of line or not telling it like is is. I had already sent Jerry a private note , congradulating him. I hope if my Grandson is ever in the position to use one of these MK-13's it's one of Jerry's MFG.

09-23-2010, 06:03 PM
Your comments never came into play. If you thought the "Another active member jumped in with his dialog" was referring to you, you assumed incorrectly. Art :)

09-23-2010, 06:04 PM
Congrads Jerry' I know they will really shoot great.''''

wolf gray
09-24-2010, 10:40 AM
I know I like my new Stiller action. In fact, I will be going out in the morning to work up some loads for it. I enjoy shooting that rifle, it's one of my favorites.
Dan Batko

"Where are we going and why am I in this basket?"

09-24-2010, 08:05 PM

The experts say its all about the merits of the design. I suspect that the Navy saw something in your Action design that convinced them to choose it over the other designs. It Says a lot about the design Engineer. Nobody will appreciate your efforts more than the sniper in the field. I sure would like to get my hands on another one of the original Viper Actions. :D


I agree with your comments completely. Now, lets have lunch and see just how DEEP your pockets are. I'll even buy, steaks sound good. Joe

09-25-2010, 06:22 AM
One quick question.....Is it normal for you to sell an action where the serial # on the action and bolt don't match??

09-26-2010, 12:11 AM
Not usually. If it came from another person in between, they may have bought an extra bolt.

09-26-2010, 05:35 AM
Well I guess I was the "unusually".. It came directly from you to me.

09-26-2010, 10:51 AM
Why didn't you call Jerry or Curtis at the shop? :confused: :)

09-26-2010, 01:23 PM
give us a call monday.

09-26-2010, 02:13 PM
I did. Spoke to Curtis. He told me that C00xxD on the action and 60xx on the bolt
were matching numbers. That is the way they did it. Just can't figure out why out of 3 reputable benchrest gunsmiths that I talked to have never seen this before. No matter now...the rifle is already built. Too late to look back.

09-27-2010, 11:46 PM
Because the bolts for the vipers, rattlers and diamondbacks are all the same. The serial number dictates the action type in general. 0 are Vipers, 3 Ratlers, 6 Diamondbacks. We built a run of Diamondbacks that accidently started with 0 instead of 6. That is why there is a D on the end so it doesnt duplicate a Viper. The bolt has a 6 series so we knew it was a Diamondback's and didnt get mixed up.

I am curious though, if you already talked to curtis and asked the question and got the answer, why ask it again especially on a forum that I only occasionly read???? And, what are 3 reputable gunsmiths gonna know about our numbering methods that we didnt????

09-28-2010, 01:43 AM
Well I guess the gunsmiths never saw one from the accidental run and I never got a full expanation from Curtis, only that was how you did it. Thanks for the answer/expanation though.

Edwin D
09-28-2010, 06:54 AM

did the serial number have ANY impact on the quality of the product?

09-28-2010, 08:39 AM
I can't see what the problem is as to matching numbers. Jerry explained and so did curtis.
Each action is hand fitted You can believe it's going to shoot and hold up'''
Stiller doesn't build JUNK. If you check 6mmbr.com you will see the specs on the new rifles. Photos are included also.
They are pretty impressive. The best of everything . Jerry Stillers actions will be the best they can make,

09-28-2010, 07:24 PM
Edwin & Gerry,
As a matter of fact, no it didn't. The fit, finish and function of the action is very nice. That was my very 1st custom action that I plunked my HARD earned dollars down for and I was just somewhat disappointed that I happened to be one of the ones to get one of the actions that they accidentally made a mistake on. I'm not bashing here so don't make it out to be so. I asked a simple question to get a simple explanation that should have been expalined to me on the phone when I called. I think I deserved that much after spending that much money. As I said before, the rifle is already built, so I can't look back now. I got the expanation now so leave it rest. And one more thing Gerry, If Curtis had given me the explanation that Jerry just did, I wouldn't have had to ask the question, now would I?

Butch Lambert
09-28-2010, 07:37 PM
I believe the majority plunked down HARD earned funds for our receivers. I think the guys look at it differently than you posted. We come to our suppliers side.
I think you will be very happy with your Stiller receiver. My diamondback drop port was the smoothest receiver that I have owned. My 2 Predators made excellent hunting rifles.
Stiller will always be there for you.

09-28-2010, 07:47 PM
I am happy with it. I never said I wasn't or indicated anything of the sort. I asked a simple question and everyone gets on their high horse. If I already knew the answer I wouldn't have asked. Well if you ask me, reading & comprehension aren't the finer points of some of the people here. I wish I could just tell them what I really had to say, but I won't go to that level.

Edwin D
09-28-2010, 07:58 PM

pursuant to your original post, you stated, "Curtis answered your question"!!!

09-28-2010, 08:14 PM
Did you happen to read my last post about comprehension? Now what I would like you to do, is go to post #28 on this thread. Read it very very sloooooooooowly. You will find that the answer that I got on the phone from Curtis was, and I quote, "Because that is the way we do it." If he would have explained it like Jerry did in post #29, (if you can understand what Jerry said) I would have known why it was serialized like it is. Now can you understand or do I have to explain another time?

Edwin D
09-28-2010, 09:45 PM

you may need to come to Texas and give us a private tutorial!

09-29-2010, 03:40 AM
I kinda figured that!

09-29-2010, 10:49 PM
You sound like my buddy Ron P. I'll give you a call next week


I thought we were better friends than that Glenn. Now you get to buy. Did I tell you that I had an affinity for prime rib.:)

10-01-2010, 07:43 AM
What does all of this Serial Number Crap or a smak down in Texas or being mad at some one because they didn't like an answer they received to a question have to do with the MK 13??

It looks sort of like to me that Jerry was proud that his company had been chosen for an important project and he just wanted to bring to light that a BR manufacturer had done something that they are actually intended to do, which is take things learned from BR shooting and bring that into main stream shooting to improve the equipment.
And you guys spent the last few days taking a crap all over his acheavement.

Good work Jerry! I am proud to know that the sport I compete in (BenchRest) could in some small way contribute to Joes on the ground getting better equipment. I am sure your actions will outclass anything they've had in their hands before. Which is saying a lot because the original MK 13 was pretty good Kit.

10-01-2010, 08:08 AM
Ted you are exactly right..

No could somone show me a pic of the MK13 because I am a little ignorant here.

10-01-2010, 10:18 AM
Vern check out 6mmBR.com they had photos of both rifles and write ups on the contracts

10-01-2010, 10:30 AM
Anyone have a link to the article? The search function on 6mmbr.com is lacking.

Boyd Allen
10-01-2010, 10:47 AM

JD Mock
10-01-2010, 11:02 AM
Congratulations Jerry and Curtis. Your hard work has paid off....keep it up. James