I got this XP-100R from a friend as a 22Br in the McMillan stock, a Jewell BR trigger and muzzle brake. It was fun to shoot a couple of times but I thought a smaller case would make it nicer to shoot on prairie dogs. I then swapped the bolt with a guy for the 223 case head and found a 20-222ai reamer to use. I got it somewhat finished and then used it for Missouri's alternate weapons deer season. I had already taken a buck with my rifle so I could only shoot a doe. It worked fine with the 39gr SBK and a 60 yard broadside shot. After that hunt I decided it was fun to extend my deer season and planed a change for the XP. I thought about shooting a 300BlackOut or some variation of the 223 but waited awhile and decided to build a true deer hunting pistol.
I found a 7mm-08AI barrel, dies and brass setup in the classifieds here. I then started thinking about a stock and decided to use the one from the 20-222ai. I ordered a bolt from PTG and a Timney trigger to hunt with. I also ordered a Surgeon style bolt stop but haven't put it in yet. I am planing on shooting it today for the first time and then hunt with it tomorrow if it shoots good enough.
Very nice Dave
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Good looking rig & welcome to SP
Welcome to SP.
Interesting stock...aluminum homemade?
Thats a nice looking pistol.
Great looking rig and really cool caliber. Welcome to SP!
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Thanks for the support guys. The stock is a homemade one I came up with to do the barrel block on. I think I am going to build another one that I can put a detachable mag on. It will be a standard one with a recoil lug and probably a V-block for the receiver.
I went to a friends where I hunt and sighted the pistol in. I only had 30 rounds of loaded ammo so I didn't shoot any groups. I got it in the bulls eye at 100 yards on two consecutive shots after spinning the knobs the wrong way and called it good because I wanted to get to my deer stand. I also brought my coyote call to try to make it more exciting. I waited about 5 minutes before starting some rabbit calls and then after 10 minutes of calling I saw a coyote out about 120 yards. I had one ear plug already in and then put the second one in and dropped the coyote right there. I got a double on coyotes during rifle deer season but no deer then either. I saw a bunch of does but no big bucks so no luck on the deer. The season is open until the 29th so I have more time. I will head back out in the morning to try again.
I am new to this pistol stuff so have many questions but am trying to read as many posts as I can to help me out. What do you guys do about hearing protection while hunting?
I use the electronic muffs.
Nice shooting on the yotes!
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Congrats on the hunt! I also use muffs when shooting pistol. I am not a fan of muffs for rifle shooting because I don't think I get down on the stock properly. Of course this doesn't matter with a pistol.
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Dave it seems you have already learned quite a bit about sp's and the many variations you could do! Nice rig for sure and good shooting.
Hearing protection is a must with pistols!
Me, too. Peltor's. Congratulations on the coyote.
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Congrats, DDM! A dead coyote is always a welcome sight. Looks like you put a lot of time and thought into your XP. What was used to paint the action, stock and barrel?
Good luck and good hunting.
Well that sure is an interesting looking rig. Welcome to SP.
It's not a break, it's a brake, unless it's a break, then it's broke ;-)
I had bought a cheap set of electronic muffs but they broke on the third trip to the range. I guess I need to research those.
The paint is Cerakote FDE. I built an oven to cook it in by buying a $20 toaster oven from Walmart for the heating coils and then putting a $30 temperature controller on it. The scope is a Leupold VX6 2-12 I think. It worked pretty good on the coyote and I have been thinking on building a bipod/tripod for when I hunt from the ground. The thing weights a lot and I need to build another stock to hunt with. Maybe a sporter barrel and factory stock. I guess a new XP build would be better and leave this one for hunting out of deer towers and shooting off of a bench.
Yep, thats what i use.
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I picked up a Bog Pod tripod and put the PSR top on it for field use. Have not had a chance to use it yet but it seems pretty stable for when I cannot use the harris bipod due to terrain.
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Good idea Smokin7. I will check that out. I like that it is always up in the ready position.
What kind of velocities are you getting out of the .20-.222 AI?
Sounds like a fun round
Very interesting stock
Hope you enjoy it
I just got a MOA and was considering 7-08 improved for it with 168 bergers. Could you post what kind of speed you are getting .
I have a barrel blank in 7mm 1.8.5 twist and a bunch of 243 nosler custom brass I could use all I need in a reamer and dies.
Are you planning on using it at the MOA match in June?
Yes if I can make it I would like to use for hunterclass, I really wanted a 6mm super but I have a 7mm blank .
I like the stock.
Normally aluminum stocks do nothing for me but the barrel clamp and rest floating is good. When I saw it I had a vision of a midgrip, minimalist stock flash before my eyes.
I like the concept of a floating action, everything I have read is positive towards accuracy.
I have in the works a rifle with essentially the barrel machined to form a bedding and place for the screws. Action and barrel ahead of bedded area is floated. Stock is wood with carbon bedding.
Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
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