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New XP-100 7mm SAUM by Mac's Gun

 
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Old 06-01-2010, 12:33 PM
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New XP-100 7mm SAUM by Mac's Gun

First, here is a pic of this beauty built by Mac's Gunworks: ( Shop: 307-685-3373 or Chuck's Cell: 307-689-2796) Home



Action has been trued, pinned lug, New bolt, Seekins picatinny 20 MOA Base, Modified (strengthened) H-S Stock, NF Rings, Leupold FFP Mark 6.5-20 with ART (Holland's) reticle, Holland Radial Quick Discharge brake. Barrel 1-9 twist Lawton, chambered in 7mmSAUM.
Load is a 162 A-Max, H-1000, Fed Match primer @ 2759 fps from the muzzle.

This is the beginning of a switch barrel/switch bolt rig that Chuck (Mac's Gunworks) is building. His shop is South of Gillette, WY.
Chuck has done very nice work on this as you can tell by the pics and the shooting.
This is the first of four barrels to be fitted:
7mm SAUM (Lawton 1-9 twist)
6.5 Leopard (WSM) (Benchmark 1-8 twist)
6.5x47 Lapua (Shilen Select match 1-8 twist)
6mm-284 (Broughton 5C 1-8 twist)

First time it had field use was when I helped teach a couple of LR shooting schools for Darrell Holland (Holland's Gunsmithing & Shooters Supply) at the end of April through early May. I took my 7mm SAUM center-grip XP and my 7mm Rem Mag Improved MOA--Can't let the rifle guys have all the fun
Worked long days, but it was very enjoyable.
Darrell has opened the school to specialty pistol shooters when I am there, but we had none this year.
When I had some free time when the students were on solo mode I was able to do some shooting between 400 to just under 900 yards.
Good fortune was on my side, because I never missed steel one time. I wish I could say this is always the case, but it is not so. Most of the target were 10"x16", but there were two humanoid targets like the one pictured below.

Also, about 20 rifle guys got introduced to specialty handguns at long range.
None of this shooting was from the bench and there were no wind flags.
One of the students from the second class watched me shoot beyond 800 yards in a 14mph wind on last day of class, told me that if he had read or heard someone talk about such a shot with a specialty handgun he would say that person is full of cow manure (I edited his actual words). I asked him what thought about it now, and he said with a smile, I witnessed it myself and I still can't believe it."

Two one-shot attempts at 775 yards (one shot per person).
This was Jody's first shot from a SP, although I had him dry-fire several times to get used to the trigger.
He was one of the assistant instructors for the second class.



I kidded with Jody afterward, telling him "long-range handgunning so easy that even a rifleman can do it."
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Old 06-01-2010, 04:18 PM
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Re: New XP-100 7mm SAUM by Mac's Gun

Very nice! Is the school half the price if you bring half a gun?
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Old 06-01-2010, 06:52 PM
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I guess it depends on how good of a wheeler-dealer you are with Darrell
Would love to see you make it though.
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Old 06-02-2010, 08:43 AM
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Thanks Ernie for the positive feed back and the support.
GOD BLESS,
Mac
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Old 06-02-2010, 06:06 PM
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Chuck,
You are welcome!
You build a great rig for sure and I have seen the rifles you build perform at the bench and in competition, and they shoot excellent as well.

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Re: New XP-100 7mm SAUM by Mac's Gun

Ernie, is there any particular reason for using 4 different barrel makers ? I pass Lawton every day going to work and was going to stop in and talk to them about some barrels.
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:00 PM
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Ernie, is there any particular reason for using 4 different barrel makers ? I pass Lawton every day going to work and was going to stop in and talk to them about some barrels.
The Lawton I have had for awhile, and I won the Benchmark at a competition.
The Shilen was chambered differently and fired about 30 times, but the "Smith" no one you have heard of (basically out of the biz now) made some mistakes in chambering, so I had Chuck cut the back of it off and chamber it for the 6.5x47L.
The 6-284 barrel came off this XP, and will be slightly set-back as it still has good throat life.
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