338 AX XP-100 with 300 SMK's

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  1. Ernie

    Ernie <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    Got some more shooting and cleaning in today with the 33AX XP-100, with the 300 SMK's. Recoil was noticeably stronger. Shot a couple of 5-shot groups @ 100 yards with groups hovering around 1/2 inch (one group under while the other slightly over). Shooting off of a bench with a Harris BR bi-pod.

    Barrel is cleaning up good now, which is pleasing to see as well.
    Don't think this is a prairie dog rig, but I can't wait to get it set-up on steel. Recoil is about twice as much as my 7mm Dakota.
     
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    Ernie, what kind of muzzle velocity can you get out of a fire spitting dragon like that using the 300 gr. SMK?

    It's gotta be nice!
     

  3. hshunter

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    not even them MONSTER PD's,
    sounds like it's going tobe a shooter, look forward to hearing more.
    nmhunter
     
  4. zuba

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    Your dakota didn't recoil too bad, are you using a rifle scope? I think I see anouther elk in your future :)
     
  5. sambo3006

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    Very cool, Ernie!
    No reason you couldn't use it on p-dogs if you felt like it. By my calculations you should have enough fpe for a clean kill of a p-dog out to about 4500 yards +/-!
     
  6. Eaglet

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    Ernie, are you still reading this thread?
     
  7. Ernie

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    Yes, but I haven't chronoed it enough to get a good sense of MV.
    A load I chose for barrel break in is running 2610.
    But I haven't had it out since last week
     
  8. Eaglet

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    That's not bad at all! Thanks
     
  9. Fiftydriver

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    Thats interesting, the hottest velocity that is listed on the Hodgdons web page for a 300 gr SMK out of a 338 Lapua RIFLE was 2677 fps with US869. Just think you will match that or exceed that with a handgun length barrel, not to bad at all!!!

    Keep us posted with your results.
     
  10. Chas1

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    A video of that beast going off a couple of times would be exciting...Any chance of that in the near future?
     
  11. Ernie

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    I 'm sure there is video in its future at some point.:D