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Old 07-16-2011, 02:04 PM
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Raptor Stalker by APS

The following rifle was built by Kirby Allen of Allen Precision Shooting. It is his own action and his barrel profile by Lilja.
Stock is A-3 Mcmillian
Jewell Trigger
Vortex PST 6 to 24 X 50 FFP MOA scope
This is his lighter weight stalker, weighs about 10 lbs w/ scope.
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Old 07-16-2011, 09:00 PM
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Re: Raptor Stalker by APS

Nice looking rig but we need more details. Cartridge, barrel length and twist, range report? Don't leave us hanging!
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Old 07-16-2011, 10:45 PM
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Re: Raptor Stalker by APS

Look's very nice. Thanks for posting your photos. Can you tell us what caliber / cartridge it's chambered for? How much would it weigh without the scope or bipod? And how long is your barrel?

Doesn't look like that scope is gonna budge any in those four scope rings!
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:09 AM
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Another beaut of a beast from Kirby! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 07-17-2011, 11:21 AM
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WOW thats a beautiful rifle! If i had the money i would be getting myself a rifle similar to yours!. I would like to know more about it please? what caliber is it? How do you like the scope?
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Old 07-17-2011, 04:54 PM
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Re: Raptor Stalker by APS

The barrel was kind of an "uh-oh" by Lilja. It was supposed to finish out at 26" but they sent a 30" barrel, so Kirby finished it at 28 1/4" which was as short as he could get it and still have it look ok. It is chambered in 338 AX, which is Kirby's version of the 338 Lapua Improved. Initial testing right out of the shop showed groups of around 3" at 750 yds, and about 4" at 1000 yds. During barrel break-in, it was shooting 3/4" or just a bit less at 200 yds. I dont know what it weighs "nekid". It's not a liteweight, but it is certainly lighter than his "full-sized" version. Thanks for the kind remarks, I'm glad you all like it. My break in load was 97 grains of Retumbo beneath the new Hornady 285 gr Match bullet. It was a fairly mild load with a velocity of 2955 fps. The PST seems to be terrific so far. Very good glass and very precise adjustments. The twist is 1-10.

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It is chambered in 338 AX, which is Kirby's version of the 338 Lapua Improved. Initial testing right out of the shop showed groups of around 3" at 750 yds, and about 4" at 1000 yds. During barrel break-in, it was shooting 3/4" or just a bit less at 200 yds. I don't know what it weighs "nekid". It's not a lightweight, but it is certainly lighter than his "full-sized" version.
Jim
Thanks for providing the details. That's close to an ideal rifle for my large, large game hunting. A rifle light enough to pack, but stout enough to still provide good long yardage accuracy. You've met both of these requirements. That would make a very nice brown bear rifle. Enjoy!
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