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Old 08-30-2013, 12:02 PM
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Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

Just shipped a couple unique long range rigs, These are two of my custom Raptor XP-100 handcannons. A lot goes into these XPs to allow them to be chambered in pretty impressive chamberings.

6.5mm WSM Raptor XP-100



This Raptor XP is a joy to shoot, even with a 140 gr SST loaded to 3000 fps, recoil is less then my factory stock 221 Fireball XP-100 and no muzzle jump at all. Tested this XP at 500 yards which was really only because I had a handgun scope on it. Hitting 1 moa sized targets at 500 yards was EASY. With a rifle scope mounted on this XP, it would be a legit 1K handgun.


376 Steyr Raptor XP-100


This was the first 376 Steyr firearm I have built and have been pretty impressed with this little 375 cal round. I loaded the 270 gr Hornady SP flat base for testing this handcannon and was easily able to break 2400 fps with mild chamber pressures. I would estimate it would be easy to break 2500 fps with no problems at all. Accuracy was very good. At 500 yards, it was easily holding 1 moa but was not quite as consistant as the 6.5mm WSM. Likely this was simply due to the lower BC bullets being effected by the wind more and also, I will admit this handgun has abit more recoil and that could have been effecting my groups a bit!!!

Recoil is certainly not severe by any means but the very high expansion ratio chambering does not work the muzzle brake as well as the 6.5mm WSM chambering which has hardly any recoil at all.

For heavier game, I would feel confortable using this handgun out to 500 yards easily. The 260 gr Accubond would likely be a better choice and would have been the test bullet I would have used but did not have any in stock and thanks to Washington, bullet supply is a bit thin!!!

Anyway, just wanted to share some pics of a couple Raptor XPs, I really do like building these cannons!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 02:59 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

Very Nice Kirby!

You sure make it tough on a guy that has an XP 100 action laying on the top shelf of the safe all alone !

Bob
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Old 08-30-2013, 06:52 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

I have a VERY early XP-100 in 221 FB in the top shelf of the gun safe. This little XP is nearly mint condition so I leave it as it came from the factory but each time I build one of these Raptor XPs I have to make sure I stay away from that little fireball in the safe!!! The way things are going with the XPs drying up, it may be worth ALOT of money someday.
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Old 08-30-2013, 07:16 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

Mine was already molested when I got it so I pulled the barrel and put it away for a future project. I really like the looks of those 2!
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

Kirby,

U don't have a kind bone in you!

I finally, after much planning, obsessing, anxiety and tons of research, settle on what my little bit of 'dream' money is going to get me. Then. . .

You post pics like those XPs and completely obliterate what ever I was dreaming about.

Sheesh, that Raptor design will haunt me in the night. My wife will ask what's wrong? I'll simply say 'night terrors'
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:17 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

All right, here is a little more innocent Raptor XP-100 handcannon porn!!!





338 Allen Xpress Raptor XP-100

This little pistol will rip out a 300 gr Berger out at +2600 fps, that's on par with most load data for a 338 Lapua rifle!!! Oh, and with the 5 port PK muzzle brake, you can use a rifle scope such as the NF NXS mounted on this Raptor XP and use full field of view with no worries about getting scoped!!!






I believe this one was a 300 WSM, can not remember and did not label the pics. I know its not one of my 338 AX Raptors because of the medium PK muzzle brake fitted to the barrel. Just drew a blank on this one.

Just a teaser!!!
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Old 08-30-2013, 10:29 PM
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Re: Couple APS Raptor XP-100s

Those are great looking rigs. How much does the 338 weight bare ?
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