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building first SP! help please

 
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:31 AM
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building first SP! help please

Ok after shooting my original xp-100 in 35 rem, I've officially got bitten by the LR pistol bug! I'm wanting to build something that doesn't have too much kick ( to spot my own shots) and capable of taking whitetail at the max ranges I have here in Missouri. 400-500 max. I know very little about the pistols since I'm a rifle guy. But shooting this one has really got me want another!
I know I'd like to stay with a center grip because I like the way it fits my hand.( I have smallish hands) could someone help me out n learn me quick! I'm reading almost everything I can on the custom XPs you guys are building! All I can say is WOW!
Thank you guys! I'm gonna have to sell a rifle n get another xp!
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Old 11-03-2010, 11:05 AM
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Re: building first SP! help please

Center Shot Rifles - Miscellaneous Gallery Jim has the knowledge and the parts to build most any handgun you want except a center grip. Most people haven't got the center grip linkage or a center grip stock to start from scratch.

There are several reasonable priced Savage Strikers on gun broker currently.

The neat thing about the Striker is nothing involving the Striker concept requires a wait period or a gunsmith. 30 minutes after I receive a factory 223 Striker I will have changed the parts out to ANY caliber including a 460 Weatherby and be shooting. Of the bolt handguns the Striker has the largest ejection port so I can extract empty cases without releasing the bolt. Many call the barrel nut ugly. I call it a stroke of Genious as I do not need special time and expensive tools to change the barrels.

Good luck and enjoy

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Old 11-03-2010, 11:14 AM
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cowboy717 go here Specialty Pistols - Powered by Social Strata. Bring your visa and get ready it is not priceless. I have Strikers and XPs both. If you have big hands Strikers are nice triggers arnt that good. Xp has more after market stuff and great triggers. I have a Striker in 308 which is good for the yds you are talking. Are you going to use a rifle scope or pistol? Good luck and have fun
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:56 PM
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Don't forget the HS Precision 2000P handcannons! theyare an excellent option to the "customs".
nmhunter
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:21 AM
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I like center-grips myself. I have owned a Striker in the past-good accuracy, but the trigger, even after upgrading to a Basix was nowhere close to what you can do with a XP. It was quickly sold.
Are you going to use your current 35 Rem XP to make this build?
Adding weight (heavy barrel), aftermarket stock, and a good muzzle brake is key to allowing yourself to spot your own shots. Cartridge selection is another thing.
You are wanting to tag a deer out to 500 yards.
With LR cartridges in mind you will lose about 250-300 fps compared to that same cartridge in a rifle length barrel.
Jim See does great work.
In fact, there are several accuracy gunsmiths who do very good work with center-grip XP-100's.
Here are my two latest center-grip XP's:
7mm SAUM (Short Action Ultra Mag) built by Chuck McIntosh Mac's Gunworks


338AX or Allen Xpress (338 Lapua Improved), built by Kirby Allen
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Old 11-04-2010, 12:28 PM
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Re: building first SP! help please

I'm not going to build of my 35, its just in too good of shape to tear apart n shoots wonderful with 180 hornadys. I'm scouting for another to build off of. Gathering info as I go. I'm really in love with the Russo center grip stock. And been looking into the 7 saum as the caliber as I already have a rifle in the caliber I have dies already.
What contour barrel would u suggest? I really like those two XPs Ernie! They are what I'm kinda wanting my XP to end up like. What kind of muzzle breaks are on them? What do u suggest? I'm looking into using a rifle scope as well. Looking into a leupy mark 4 4.5-14
Thanks guys a ton!
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Old 11-04-2010, 04:52 PM
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Ernie
Got another one This is like shooting fish in a barrell. Show your SPs everyone has to have one. Ernie you are getting to good at this.
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