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A while back I was talking to nmhunter and he mentioned he had a SS Lilja 223 rem barrel he had taken off of a XP he was getting rebarreled and wanted to know if I was interested in it. I immediately said yes of course then the wheels started turning to what was I going to do with it. I had an old 7TCU that had belonged to a sillywet shooter and was well used. It also had a extremely long throat to work with those long, heavy bullets needed to knock over the steel critters so wasn't the best accuracy wise with 120 gr bullets. I now had my donor action picked out but what cartridge? I have a ton of 223's so that was out of the question. Thought of the 223 A/I, 223WSSM and 22-250 A/I but finally decided on the plain Jane 22-250 since I only has one and it was in a rear grip XP. Dropped the action and the old bent barrel off at a local smith back in June. Got a call Tuesday that it was ready to go, so picked it up and opened the barrel channel on a extra laminated stock I had laying around to fit and mounted a 3 x 12 Burris I had picked up from striaght8 a while back just for the new addition. Hopefully get to give it a test run in the morning if I can get some ammo loaded.

 
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What contour would that barrel be?


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Rich not 100% sure but I believe it's what Lilja calls their XP 8 contour for XP style short barrels (see link below). It's .750" at the muzzle. I have a XP 15 coming for my new 6.5 creedmoor and McMillan stock which closely matches the Remington varmint contour.



Lilja XP8 contour
 
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Looks nice and cool cartridge.


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Great looking XP!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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First 3 shot group at 100yds. I'm happy.

 
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Nitemann,

If you have some available, give Varget a try in that nice looking 22-250.

Not necessarily the highest velocity loads but my 22-250 shoots almost every Varget charge I tried pretty well and some loads were spectacular (by my standards) staying consistently under ½ MOA with most groups falling in the high .3 or low .4 MOA.

The other powder my gun seemed to like well was Benchmark.


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Looking good except the stock is for the wrong hand Big Grin

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Looking good except the stock is for the wrong hand Big Grin

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100% agree!

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Originally posted by tgp:
Looking good except the stock is for the wrong hand Big Grin

Glenn


100% agree!

Aaron


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Nitemann, nice looking rig you have there. It inspired me to pull out the nice shiny lefty Fajin stock i had in the safe and opened it up to shoot left or right handed. Im in the process of putting a finish on it so it aint so slippery. Roger.


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