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Old 03-15-2008, 09:50 PM
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xp project in the works

i am interested in building an xp for pdog hunting around the 1000 yds mark what is the lightest recoiling caliber that would work well enough to get me there ?
here is what i had on my mind just wondering what you guys thought

1. 6.5x284
2. 6mmx284
3. 243 win??????
4. 243 ackly???
5. 7mm wsm
6. 270 wsm

i dont really know about the 243win or 243 ackly i have had good luck with them to around 1200 with dtacs out of a rifle but was concerned about the loss of velocity with the shorter barrel i really would rather stay away from the wsm's because of the recoil if anyone has a better idea on the caliber please speak up they are just what come to mind

i emailed joel russo tonight about a lee six style rear grip stock is this a good choice for a stock?


thanks for you help in advance,Brian
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:29 PM
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Brian,

E-mail sent..

Send "xphunter", Ernie, a pm and ask him all your questions.
He's a great guy and very knowledgable with the build your talking about.
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Old 03-15-2008, 10:48 PM
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All the calibers you listed will work great. Out of the ones you listed, I would say the 6.5x284 is your best choice.

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I am interested in building an xp for pdog hunting around the 1000 yds mark what is the lightest recoiling caliber that would work well enough to get me there ?
here is what i had on my mind just wondering what you guys thought
1. 6.5x284
2. 6mmx284
3. 243 win??????
4. 243 ackly???
5. 7mm wsm
6. 270 wsm
I emailed Joel Russo tonight about a Lee Six style rear grip stock is this a good choice for a stock?
thanks for you help in advance,Brian
Brian,
The Lee 6 would work, and Joel also can build you laminated rear-grip McMillan BR clone. I have a rear grip McMillan BR stock on my 6.5-284 and I like it.
You don't need to go to a WSM for 1K. Your first 4 listed would get you there.
I have gone beyond 1k on pd's with both the 6-284 and 6.5-284.
Eric Wallace got so close several times a couple of weeks ago with a rear grip XP in 6mm-6.5x47 Lapua between 1,400-1,600 yards it wasn't funny.
I would go with a 1-8 twist with your 6.5's and 7.5 to 8 twist on the 6mm's.
You will lose around 300 fps (give/take) when using a 17-18 inch barrel.
Hope this gets you started-Sounds liek you are on the right track.
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:33 PM
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You will lose around 300 fps (give/take) when using a 17-18 inch barrel.
is it legal to build an xp with a barrel over 16"?
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Old 03-16-2008, 03:52 PM
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also was wondering about muzzle break choices do i want more of a hole in the top to stop muzzle rise? or by the time you factor in a heavy barrel was planing to have a 1" muzzle the rear grip and the bipod on the front will it kick more like a rifle ?
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Yes.....there are no Federal Laws regulating the maximum length of a pistol barrel........
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