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Old 04-24-2006, 09:08 PM
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xphunter,
Does the center grip cause any problems with smooth trigger pull? I have read that this was an issue with the xp 100 due to the extra linkage involved, hence all the rear grip ones coming out. I personally think the center grip ones are more pleasing to the eye and balance better in the hand. I've never owned one but threatend to. Done some shooting with the Contender in 223, 35 Rem and 45/70. You couldn't ask for a sweeter caliber than the 223. 3000 fps with the 50 gr BT and almost no recoil.
Awesome looking rig, man! Punch something way out there and post the pic!
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:03 PM
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All the center grips i've had have not been a problem at all. My APS 7-270 WSM is nice and crisp. Never checked the pull weight on it, but it's better than i need for hunting.
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Old 04-25-2006, 07:57 PM
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SS,are you guys using the xp trigger assy's or one from dewey or taylor? i'm in the process of building a bullpup rifle using the xp trigger assy but i'll have to lengthen the link.
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:58 PM
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The xp's. I don't think the other two have a safety with them. I know one of them does not, but I can't remember which one.
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Old 04-26-2006, 08:47 AM
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Sambo3006,

The XP triggers can be tuned very light and crisp if they are handled correctly. Like any trigger, the lighter you go, the more careful you have to be with handling the firearms.

Every light custom trigger will come with instructions that will flat out tell you that the bolt should be worked slowly and smoothly and that at no time should the firearm be carried with a round in the chamber because there is risk that the sear can slip from jarring.

Those that feel a light trigger should be made so that it simply will not slip off when jarred are not thinking realistic about the situation at hand. Simply put, a light trigger WILL slip off if the firearm is jarred or handled roughly.

That said, with the XP, it is pretty easy to get a really good trigger pull. The pulls need to be on the light end to feel good though. On a handgun, a 4 lb trigger feels DRAMATICALLY heavier then the same pull on a rifle so that is why I really like to keep XP triggers in the 2 lb range.

They are specialty handguns, single shots that should only be loaded when they are ready to be fired. In all honest, if an XP is handled correctly, the safety should really never be used as it should only be loaded when its ready to be fired. Thats my opinion anyway and what I recommend.

The linkage system in the XP can cause some issues but they are easily corrected. My personal 6.5mm WSM XP-100 and 338 WSM XP-100s have trigger pull set at 8 oz. They are as fine a trigger pulls as you will see on any bench rifle and the light weight allows them to be shot VERY accurately.

It will also allow the sear to drop if you happen to say drop the XP so keep them unloaded until its time to pull the trigger, that is true with any tuned trigger in my opinion.

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