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Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

 
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:31 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

Well I bought the handgun with the work already done to it. However it is the original cheap stock(would love to replace it). The barrel and brake is done by Richard king or so it says on the barrel and is 14 in long. It was originally set up with a full barrel length open sight scope for silhouette shooting. This was also custom made by Richard king. The guy was shooting it out to 400yds. I wanted to hunt with it and bench shoot so naturally I put a scope on it. It's a Nikon encore 2.8-8x. Works well but I noticed it to be a pain to find target and keep it on target.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:45 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

Center-grip XP-100? Original Zytel stock?
What is it chambered in?
Can you post a picture of the brake?
How does the recoil feel to you?
I have a good friend who is making center-grip XP-100 stocks at a reasonable price. He is in the process of moving right now though.

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Well I bought the handgun with the work already done to it. However it is the original cheap stock(would love to replace it). The barrel and brake is done by Richard king or so it says on the barrel and is 14 in long. It was originally set up with a full barrel length open sight scope for silhouette shooting. This was also custom made by Richard king. The guy was shooting it out to 400yds. I wanted to hunt with it and bench shoot so naturally I put a scope on it. It's a Nikon encore 2.8-8x. Works well but I noticed it to be a pain to find target and keep it on target.
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Old 05-20-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

Recoil isn't bad the muzzle brake isn't that impressive. Is is 5 small holes on top of the the barrel. I assume the is to help the gun stay down. It is a light weight barrel in my opinion. It is a 308 win mag and I'm shooting a mild load of 150 gr Barnes TSX right now. Will probably work up a load with something I can afford to do more shooting with. When I say it is the original stock I mean the cheap light weight brown plastic one. I really would love to get this thing completely redone but have several things I can't decide online wether or not keep it center grip or go rear grip. I think I might like it better rear. Other deal is I have a few good smiths around here but don't know if they work on these. Anyway for now I have been wandering about changing to rifle scope but for out of a blind hunting didn't know if I'd end up hitting my face.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

here are a pic of the ports on the barrel and the handgun itself. The 2 Spots going with the barrel are actually the threaded spots for the previous sight system. I know I have been calling it a brake but I am pretty sure it is actually like I stated before. To help push keep the barrel down more so than to reduce recoil.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:34 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

First I don't know how long that Zytel stock will last in that cartridge.
300 Win Mag?
Are you wanting to change cartridge and stay with 30 cal or a caliber change?
For deer, I would rather use a 6.5 or a 7mm myself.
How far do you want to be able to hunt?

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Recoil isn't bad the muzzle brake isn't that impressive. Is is 5 small holes on top of the the barrel. I assume the is to help the gun stay down. It is a light weight barrel in my opinion. It is a 308 win mag and I'm shooting a mild load of 150 gr Barnes TSX right now. Will probably work up a load with something I can afford to do more shooting with. When I say it is the original stock I mean the cheap light weight brown plastic one. I really would love to get this thing completely redone but have several things I can't decide online wether or not keep it center grip or go rear grip. I think I might like it better rear. Other deal is I have a few good smiths around here but don't know if they work on these. Anyway for now I have been wandering about changing to rifle scope but for out of a blind hunting didn't know if I'd end up hitting my face.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:36 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

A better brake would make a huge difference with your current set up

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here are a pic of the ports on the barrel and the handgun itself. The 2 Spots going with the barrel are actually the threaded spots for the previous sight system. I know I have been calling it a brake but I am pretty sure it is actually like I stated before. To help push keep the barrel down more so than to reduce recoil.
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:48 PM
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Re: Load Development for the 284 Win XP-100

I would like to stay 308 I kinda like it but yea I figured the brake wasn't doing much I'd like to rebarrel it and restock it. Which I guess would be to completely rebuild it. One of these days I'm going to take it to a smith. Just need to find one. I think I'd like it to be a rear grip and more bull barreled but for now I guess it may have to much recoil for a rifle scope
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