Originally Posted by Buttermilk
Kirby, what's a typical turnaround timeframe for building one of these XP's?
I've got two (one is a '88 yr 7BR Bone stock, the other is a '77 221FB). I'm planning on customizing one (probably the 221FB) and am leaning towards the 7 SAUM.
Those are some sharp looking XP's.
These XPs take longer to build by far then one of my full custom rifles. Simply because of all the work needed to machine the custom recoil lug nut that holds the forward recoil lug in place, all the modification on the receiver and then all the stock work needed to reinforce them so that they can handle the stresses of these big chamberings. The dual recoil lug system really does a good job at this, without that, they could not handle the recoil stresses of these big chamberings long term.
As such, these XPs have the same shipping times as my rifles. Shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I can get you all the specific on shipping times and costs if your interested.
The 7mm SAUM is a great round but unfortunately, I do not see a bright future for that chambering. I have built several 7mm WSM and they are amazing in the Raptor XP, plus I feel brass will continue to be available for it long term.
Either one of your XPs can be modified for pretty much anything up to the Lapua based chamberings so original caliber does not matter much.