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Looking for advice, opnions, experience on a hunting pistol

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Unread 11-13-2011, 09:19 PM
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Re: Looking for advice, opnions, experience on a hunting pistol


Most you will find will have wood or fiberglass stocks. Look one thread under this one you will see it shooting.

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    No question if you have the coins go for an XP build. I think the TC guns get a bad rap because of headspace issues. They really can be, and usually are very accurate guns if you pay attention to several things. The first thing is the hinge pin. I mic the inside of the hinge radius of a new barrel and put a pin that fits tightly in there and this alone brings groups right where they need to be. Secondly, a nice pillar bed, or rail bed job (hangar bar) in the forearm will help you tremendously along with the addition of a good brake. Finally, the break action guns require you to pay critical attention to the headspace issues so you can get your dies adjusted accordingly. Mike Bellm of Bellm TC's gets those guns to shoot some amazing groups certainly capable of doing what you're looking to do. I already had a frame with a trigger job, so I bought a 300 whisper barrel from mgm, and put a nikon 2-8 pistol scope on it. I'm right at 3/4" at 200 yards with 125 grain ballistic tips, and one ragged hole at 150 yards with 240 grain SMK's.
    Is this a 400 yard gun?.....maybe for woodchucks on a windless day, but it is an example of a TC encore that shoots very well.

    For a dedicated hunting gun, and anything that pushes past 500 yards, there really is no reason to look past an XP build for that purpose.
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    Another option is the MOA Maximum. About 1/3 of the cost of a tricked XP.
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    FYI-With a 15" MOA Maximum chambered in 6.5-284, I shot a 5-shot group at MOA's LR handgun match this past June measuring 5.25" at 1000 yards.
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    Thanks guys this is great info
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    When you do your build, make sure you build what you want, and not what we think you should have.
    We can, and are to happy to give you our opinions, and the reasons for them, but in the end, build what you have set your heart on after doing your research.

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    Thanks guys this is great info
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    I went with the savage target action, I really like it. With a 17.5" barrel I'm getting 2800 with a 168 grain bullet. I had the scope off and havent shot it in 6 months, but this last weekend I threw it back together and got it zero'd. Then I shot a 3 shot group at 100 that was around 1/2" I think a savage can be built a little cheaper then a xp.
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