Several months ago I decided to have a new XP100 built for my upcoming elk hunt in Wyoming. I had decided on a .284 I remember Ernie mentioning Mike Deloach of Nine Run Gun in Screven Ga. Well being that's only about 30 minutes from my house and with Ernie's good words I called and made an appointment to carry my stuff over to him. As soon as I got there and started talking to Mike I know I had come to the right place. He got a build sheet out and we went about the details. I told him my ideas and he added a couple things I hadn't even thought about. Well I got the call yesterday afternoon to come get it at 9 this morning. Mike ask me to bring my scope and a few loaded rounds for testing. I arrived at 9 o'clock and went into the shop. Let me just say that as soon as I saw it I knew I had done the right thing with having Mike build this gun. It was absolutely beautiful. Here are the specs along with a pic of gun and some test targets. Rem XP100 action Brux 17" 1-8.5 twist barrel Ross brake EGW 20 MOA base Leupold rings (for weight reduction) Burris 3x12 BP reticle pistol scope Defiance bolt release Brown Precision stock (painted OD green with black webbing by Mike) This is my first group after break in. It started pouring right after I shot it. This is 5 shots at 100 yards with 160gr Accubonds H4350 powder 52grs. This is also 5 shoots. (Told you I went to the right place) This was last group. Not sure which hole is the double. I will chrono these loads as soon as I get back out. If you are thinking about a build I would highly recommend Mike. His turn around time is 3-4 months. Give him a call. Also here is a pic of the bolt release. (Looks SS but it is cerakoted) This message has been edited. Last edited by: ga sixgunner,
July 01, 2016, 08:18 PM
Nice looking XP and boy does it shoot! Elk beware!
July 01, 2016, 09:22 PM
Very nice !!!!!!!!! Should cause an elk some major pain!!!
July 01, 2016, 09:44 PM
Thanks sir, enjoyed building for you!! Coming next up is Mr Fishers yellow bench XP 6.5x47 And MR Sonnys XP switch barrel .284 & .25-06AI
July 01, 2016, 09:54 PM
Look forward to seeing them.
July 01, 2016, 10:12 PM
Great work, and great shooting What's not to like about that! -Mike
July 01, 2016, 10:39 PM
Very nice looking XP!! And what a shooter!! You're going to love the 284 performance on game too.
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July 01, 2016, 10:48 PM
I'll go as far as to say Michael's rifles/sp builds are the best or equal to the best out there right now.
I have seen him work in person and seen many of his builds.
If you want him to build one get it in quick....the guys getting swamped quick.
July 01, 2016, 11:44 PM
Michael does excellent work. He reminds me of Gregg Tannel
Ernie (xphunter) "The Un-Tactical" WY-SHOT 2022 June 20-22
July 02, 2016, 08:57 AM
Yep Mike is tops! He recently finished a 6 dasher build for me that is as close to perfect as any man can get! Good to see you on board Ninerun!!
July 02, 2016, 05:56 PM
Thats a nice shooting pistol. Looks good too.
July 02, 2016, 07:49 PM
Nice shooting ! He did a great job on that build. I am anxious to get all the parts to him for my build.
July 03, 2016, 11:28 AM
Congrats Ga Sixgunner and Mike! Looks like y'all both "done good." Looking forward to hearing about load development and any hunts!
Good luck and good hunting.
July 03, 2016, 01:23 PM
Nice lookin' pistol and a shooter to boot. Sweet!
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July 03, 2016, 01:47 PM
Congrats great looking XP, and a shooter!!!
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July 11, 2016, 03:45 AM
Very Nice. 7 MM has such great potential. Thinking about one for the next build. Time to get back into it.
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July 12, 2016, 07:03 PM
Be sure and share your chrono results when you get a chance. I'm curious as to your velocities.
Good luck and good hunting.
July 12, 2016, 07:34 PM
With 54.5grs of H4350 powder and 160gr Nosler Accubonds average 2867fps With 55.0grs of Hybrid powder and 140 Nosler BT average 2975fps. Gotta love those fast Brux barrels. This is with about 80 rounds down the barrel, don't know if it will pick up a little after a few more rounds or not.
July 13, 2016, 02:49 PM
That's moving along pretty fast for that 284.
Regards, Rog (Buttermilk421)
July 13, 2016, 04:08 PM
Can't wait for mine!! Should be done soon
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July 13, 2016, 10:12 PM
I mean, I guess it's ok...if aesthetics, speed and accuracy are your things