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Finally got to build myself one!

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May 08, 2020, 04:47 PM
Finally got to build myself one!
Finally had time to put together my personal high country rig. For me wheelguns come first but this rides in my pack for when I can’t close the distance. 6.5-284 15.9” #2 contour. Mcmillan stock, hs style bolt release, fluted bolt, Holland brake. Leupold 1-5 vx5 illuminated cds. Egw HD base. Warren high country rings.

May 08, 2020, 04:50 PM
Very nice!

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May 08, 2020, 06:15 PM
Pete G
Very nice!

May 08, 2020, 07:27 PM
Pa. Mike
Looks great , anxious to hear how it shoots. thumbup thumbup
May 08, 2020, 08:15 PM
Gator T/C
Love the fluted bolt, great looking pistol!


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Encore .243, 7mm–08, 300WM(15-1/4"), 50-90(MGM, 14"), 50–110 (MGM), .50ML(16")
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XP-7 .223,.243,.300Blackout, .300RSAUM
XP-700SA .22LR, .243
XP-700LA .25/06, .270AI, .300WM,.338 Lapua, .510 Whisper
May 08, 2020, 08:32 PM
Test fired with nosler factory ammo and it went well under 1/2 moa. I’ll start working up a load next week.

Recoil is non existent. Full field of view in the scope.
May 08, 2020, 09:21 PM
Leupold Man
That's a nice one Chris Congrats!!!!

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May 09, 2020, 06:19 PM
Great looking hunting rig

Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical"
WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
May 09, 2020, 11:09 PM
Very Nice!
May 10, 2020, 10:12 AM
What did the finished weight turn out to be? Very nice looking rig.
May 10, 2020, 10:30 AM
Originally posted by junebug:
What did the finished weight turn out to be? Very nice looking rig.

May 10, 2020, 11:48 AM
Very nice rig. That is a great color on the stock and barrel/action.
I'm just curious. I have been looking at the 6.5x284 and the 6.5 SAUM. In your opinion is there an advantage in one or the other. Pro's , Con's.
I have hundreds of .284 Brass and a Krieger 6.5 barrel stashed.
Thanks for your input in advance.

: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tick us off.
May 10, 2020, 11:55 AM
I don’t think there would be a whole heck of a lot of difference.

I think you are looking at 100-150fps difference.

In magnum bolt faces more seem to be going 6.5prc
May 10, 2020, 12:54 PM
Thanks. I haven't found much info in the 6.5 SAUM. I think if I do a build, I will stay with the .473 bolt face. The action, bolt and trigger have been worked when a 7-08 barrel was installed right before I got this XP.
I'm still looking at numbers. I have a great XP100R in .260 and with all of the info I can find using the same bullet, I won't get much more from the 6.5x284 using more powder from what I can find on Ammoguide. I used the .260 in Wyoming twice on Antelope, once hunting on the Hat Six Ranch with Ernie. I got a couple of good goats, with it and one on a hunt near Saratoga. Anywhere from 80 yds. to 405 yds.

I guess it comes down to just wanting a new caliber and new pistol build. I don't look at it as needing. Wink
Again. great looking pistol. I got one of the McMillan stocks in Green/Black from one of the first buys by Ernie. I have yet to get an action build to install in it.
Thanks for the info.

: Don't make old people mad. We don't like being old in the first place, so it doesn't take much to tick us off.
May 10, 2020, 01:00 PM
More gas to make the brake work is Why I went 6.5-284. Kicks less than a creed.
May 10, 2020, 08:31 PM
Great looking outfit.
May 13, 2020, 01:04 AM
Gary T
Daddy always said, "Pretty is as pretty does." Your new gun should do just fine! thumbup

Good luck and good hunting.