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Unread 02-09-2006, 04:57 AM
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Re: Pistol?

Here's a couple custom XP's that Ernie and i used in the ITRC to compete with back in '04. Both 6.5-284's.

Ernie took the long-range part of the course there, and he ran 10 in a row on 5 8" discs between 585 and 685 yards.My next rig is gonna be a heavy center-grip 6.5 WSM that's gonna be built strictly for long-range coyote sniping. It's got a full bull 9 twist 18" Shilen, and will have the 8.5-25X Leupold LR/TMR reticle/tgt. elevation turret only. Here's another pic of my Savage Striker 243 WSSM/4.5-14X Leupold LR/VH reticle/tgt. elevation turret--

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Unread 02-10-2006, 07:04 AM
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Re: Pistol?

Another good stock option for the centergrip XP is McMillan's.

Have you decided to go with H-S in a 6BR?

You will lose about 200 fps with a SP compared to rifle in same chambering.
A question that needs to be asked is, will that bullet out of a 6BR perform well @ 500 yards and beyond to down a coyote?
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Unread 02-10-2006, 09:21 AM
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Re: Pistol?

So, you can use a rifle action to build a pistol?

No, but you can use a "stripped" or "registered pistol" action to build a pistol. Just make sure that when you do the transfer paperwork, it is NOT registered as a rifle receiver.

What are the rules regarding weight, length, etc., before you start getting into Class III weapons?

There are none. Length and weight rules were part of the AWB which has sunsetted. You may NOT put a vertical foregrip on it, and you may NOT affix a stock to it. Otherwise, have fun. All is legal as shown.

And, technically, it wouldn't be a Class III firearm, it would be an "Any Other Weapon" firearm if it had a short barrel and a stock, or was built from a rifle receiver. Then it needs to be registered as an SBR, which requires the paperwork plus $200.


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Go to www.AR15.COM and look under pistol builds to get a link to the actual ATF letter which acknowledges the legality of this.
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Unread 02-10-2006, 12:25 PM
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Re: Pistol?

beezaur, here is one of my LR handguns, it is a 300 WSM/muzzle brake.
My choice is the HS's however you can't beat a customized XP. Xphunter and sscoyote are your best bet for info on the custom XP's.
hshunter (nmhunter)
here is the pic of my latest ,the 300 WSM
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Unread 02-10-2006, 08:44 PM
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Re: Pistol?

I like the looks of your gun. What is it? Also has anyone shot any of the savage strikers. What kind of accuracy do you guys get. Any problems with them?
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Unread 02-10-2006, 09:17 PM
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Re: Pistol?

The last Pic is a H-S pistol (made by H-S Precision).
The strikers typical have great accuracy from .25.75 accuracy from the box.
Weakness, some have terrible triggers. They can be worked on and Basix makes a replacement for them.
Best 100 yard accuracy for my XP (6.5-284) is 4-shot group is .078 and @ 600 yards (same XP) four shots 1.5 inches.
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Unread 02-11-2006, 01:43 AM
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Re: Pistol?

I am thinking HS Precision in 6mm BR, maybe shooting a Hornady 75-gr V-Max. That wait is a tough one though. I might get a T/C Encore in .223 in the mean time.

I have never killed anything with a .223. What is the max. effective range given your choice of bullet in something like an Encore? Running some numbers through Infinity it looks like the bullets start to go transonic around 600 yards.

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