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What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

 
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Old 12-02-2006, 05:41 PM
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What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

I have found an XP -100 action , I want to shoot up 5-600 yrds. I like The way Puff is set up.
I don't want a Tight neck cartridge .What caliber is good
on deer size Game. I want to knock him Stiff at that range.
As long as the bullet is in the right place.
My money tree will mature in the spring ,ready for picking.
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Old 12-02-2006, 09:20 PM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

Puff is almost a tight neck chamber but not quite.
Of course, I'm quite fond of "Puff" and I think it is an easy choice even if you choose the lighter bullets like 162 A-Max, 175 SMK, 180 Berger, or the 176 Carteruchio.
A 25 WSM with some 156 ULD/RBBT's, or the 6.5 WSM or the 7 WSM You could also go with either a 270 WSM or a 270x7mm Dakota again with a fast twist and some WC's.
A 6.5-284 and the 284 Win. are not slouches but the cartridges mentioned above will have more authority ("knock him stiff") IMO with the heavier bullets.
I'm really feeling comfortable @ 600 yards with "Puff."
What I really like in a SP is a high BC bullet that performs well on game. It gives you a fudge factor compared to most bullets.
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Old 12-03-2006, 05:02 AM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

Even though my name was not mentioned in the subject line, I'm still going to chime in! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

Kirby built me a XP-100 chambered in 7mm/270WSM. It has a 17" Lilja barrel with a Defensive Edge Brake. I had it built for "knocking deer stiff" at ranges to 600yds. Puff is a super set up but the dies and brass for that baby are expensive. The Norma .270WSM brass for my build is easy to find and Kirby will shorten the 7mm WSM sizing die as needed.

Anyhooo...I'm getting 2825fps from a 162gr A-Max and have taken three deer at very near 400yds (in MD actually!!) and they simply slump into a pile. I have 100% confidence that this rig will pile drive a deer at 600yds (and possibly more) but I limit my shooting to 500yds until I really get to shoot at ranges over 600+ to polish my skills.
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Old 12-03-2006, 06:50 AM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

Any one can chime in , I new that kirby builds the XP 100 and I new that Ernie has alot of experince with the Xp 100's. I Talked to Kirby once already by Email on this subject last year.
Some Good calibers to think about, I was looking at the ease
of Relaoding aspect too. I will use this out west ,Mostly Mule deer. It's a shame that Canada and Mexico you can't use a Hand Gun.
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Old 12-03-2006, 09:38 AM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

Where's the best place to buy 7 mm Dakota brass.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:34 AM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

I checked Midway and they were $30.99 for 20, just to get an idea.
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Old 12-03-2006, 10:59 AM
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Re: What would you Build ( Kirby and Ernie )

Ernie , I saw on your post when you got the 7 Dakota from
Kirby it mentioned Gel Coat can you explain this.
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