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Unread 11-21-2006, 06:18 AM
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XP - Center grip or rear grip

I will be using a rifle scope and most times will be in a seated position because of terrain and vegetation where I hunt in Wisconsin. I'll have a bipod at the front and a tripod (Stoney Point Tagalong) for rear support. I am going with a 12 pound weight for my rig to reduce recoil and want to be able to spot my hits since I hunt alone most often.

Which should I get, center or rear?
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    Unread 11-21-2006, 11:07 AM
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    I would choose center.
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    Thanks, Ernie, and why would you choose center, please?
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    I like the way the Mcmillan stock balances the 14" barrel on my old XP 100 action, but mine is used only from available rests or offhand. Also, I only use it as a .223 Rem. Recoil is not an issue. It does kill moose however.
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    When using a rifle scope you would want (at least I do) the ocular of the scope to be as close to you as possible. That is one of the advantages of the center-grip design.
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    I will second the center grip. It just has a better balance and I like the position of the gun being closer too.
    I'll let you try one when we get together again, it's a 7br.
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    Re: XP - Center grip or rear grip

    X4, and i especially like the McMillan in the Swirly pattern tho i doubt the color of the stock will have a lot to do with balance/fit/recoil reduction.
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