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Old 09-20-2010, 06:11 PM
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Production Raptor LRSS photos

To all,

Things have been pretty crazy this year trying to get caught up(still trying) and working on the Raptor project to get it finalized. That happened earlier this summer and I have since started taking orders for the Raptor LRSS and Raptor Stalker rifles as well as loose receiver orders.

I have yet however gotten you guys any pics of the production Raptor, only the prototype pictures. So, here are some pics to look over.




Left side of receiver



On the prototype Raptor LRSS rifles I tested a double recoil lug design which has a second recoil lug positioned near the end of the forend of the stock. That system had some good and bad points but in the end I had to go back to a more conventional barrel design. The Raptor LRSS still has the double flute pattern on shank and tapered section of barrel, but as you can see in the pic below the lock nut and second recoil lug have been replaced with a conventional radiused contour section near the forend tip. Also you get a good look at the very aggressive bolt fluting that gives the Raptor a unique look. The large but not EXTREME bolt handle has proven capable of easily handling any tight cases so far and I have already pushed things a bit hard to test this rifle and the new Jamison 338 Allen Xpress correct headstamped brass. Thats another topic though.


Here is a complete right side view of the Raptor LRSS.


Complete left side view.


I just got this rifle assembled last weekend so I have not started much load development for it yet but I have done some limited velocity testing with a couple bullets. The 225 gr Accubond will easily break 3400 fps out of the 338 Allen Xpress chambering and 30" 1-10 Lilja barrel. The new 265 gr Tipped TSX from Barnes proved it can be driven out at a velocity of 3045 fps which I am pretty happy with considering this bullet is longer then the 300 gr SMK!!!

I have not tested the SMK yet but in my prototype rifle is was easy to push 3000 fps with my standard length throat to be used in the HS Precision DM system with ammo OAL of only 3.680".

Componant list on this production sample Raptor LRSS 338 AX is:

Allen Precision Raptor receiver
Raptor 20 moa (long) rail base, 6 screw, 3 pin to receiver
Holland Comp recoil lug
Jewell trigger w/ top safety
Raptor LRSS barrel contour made by Lilja for Allen Precision, 1-10 twist
Raptor LRSS barrel fluting pattern
Allen Precision Painkiller medium muzzle brake
Bead Blast matte finish on all metal surfaces
McMillan A-5 tactical stock
Decelerator recoil pad
Adjustable LOP(shim system)
Thumbwheel adjustable CP
Pillar bedded
Harris 9-13" Swivel base with leg notches and pod lock installed
Two sets of NF Ultalight 30mm tactical rings
NF NXS 5.5-22x 50mm with NP-R1 reticle
Low Pro scope level.

This will be my personal rifle and hopefully I can get it set up for the upcoming pronghorn season here in Montana and then big game hunting and a trip down south to chase some more monster whitetails!!!

Just wanted to give you guys a look at what the final Raptor design looks like. Only possible change will be in a rail base that is even longer then the one on this rifle but we have not getting the materials in yet for that. Even as it is right now, The Raptor rail base is one of the longer rails on the market for a conventional bolt action receiver. More is always better though, RIGHT!!!!

Let me know what you think.
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Old 09-20-2010, 06:52 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

Kirby

Action looks real good. I like the lettering you picked.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:08 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

Beautiful Kirby, You will be very pleased to have brought this project through to completion, although I imagine there are still things to improve. Pity you don't live in NZ!

Stu.
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Old 09-20-2010, 07:42 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

Sheer excellence sir, well done!

I love the font style you have chosen for both sides of the barrel, very nice.

The barrel contour is very 'unique' and I like it with that style of fluting is good.

I assume the use of two sets of scope rings is due to recoil forces?

Love your work.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:14 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

CentreHit,

One set of rings are set up to control recoil energy, the other two are to support the scope for the stress of extreme deceleration caused by the muzzle brake.

Its not absolutely needed on the Raptor class rifles, I do this on my Xtreme Heavy Sporters in 338 and 375 Allen Magnums and in those cases it IS a requirement to keep the scope in its fixed location. As mentioned, its overkill on the Raptor but all of you know I am a BIG fan of OVERKILL!!!!
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:15 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

Thanks for the comments guys!!
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:17 PM
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Re: Production Raptor LRSS photos

Sweet!!! Hell man, what's not to like....

Oh great, now I'm gonna get that production rifle build from you and all I'm going to be thinking about is that Raptor. Yah, thanks alot. lol
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