Got a couple new rigs finished up and range tested and ready to ship. First is an interesting rifle which has a list of not so common componants. Here is the Spec list:
BAT HRPIC receiver w/ integral recoil lug and integral 20 moa rail
Seekins 3.990" DM system
ABS Carbon fiber barrel, 1.350" shank diameter, 338 cal, 1-10, 30"
ALLEN PRECISION Painkiller muzzle brake
Manner MCS-T4 carbon fiber stock
NF NXS 5.5-22x 56mm
NF Ultralight rings
ACI on rail mount, not pictured
Harris S 9-13 bipod with pod loc, not pictured
The rifle is chambered for my 338 Allen Xpress.
The finished rifle with harris bipod installed and a full magazine weighs in at 15.5 lbs.
THis is the first time I have used this receiver from BAT and will be honest, I am VERY impressed with it in every way. I can not yet find one fault with this receiver.
I am still working up the drop chart for this rifle as that was part of the package that the customer wanted. So far I have shot this rifle at 530, 1130, 1505 and 1615 yards and can tell you the rifle is a hell of a shooter. In fact, she shot my personal best three shot group at +1600 yards to date which was well under 6" ctc.
This rifle is also a great performer. With the 30" barrel length, she is driving the 300 gr SMK to an average 3050 fps which is very significant as it nearly splits the difference between the RUM class chambers and the 408 CT bases rounds in same barrel lengths.
Very happy with the rifle and soon I will have the drops perfected and she will head to her new home.
The next rig is one I love to work on but do it very little compared to my rifle builds. Its a high powered XP-100 handgun. Here is the list of its specs:
Fully trued XP receiver
DE external bolt release
APS modified Holland Comp recoil lug
Lilja 18" 6.5mm 1.200" straight cylinder barrel
Allen Precision Compact 3 port brake design
APS reinforced bedding
Near 10 moa rail base converted to 5, 8-40 tpi bolts
This XP is chambered for one of my favorite handgun chamberings, the 6.5mm WSM. Using Rl-19, she is driving the 142 gr SMK to just shy of 2900 fps.
I tested this handgun on the same day I tested the above 338 AX, only shot it at 540 yards. Only took 4 shots total. One after bore sighting, three for group. Those three easily went inside 2" at 540 yards and there is absolutely no recoil at all. That maybe hard to believe but its the truth, these big handguns simply have no recoil!!!
This handcannon has already headed to its new owner and hopefully will put a monster whitetail on the ground soon.
Just some more eye candy from APS