338 xp-100 project

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by ewallace, Aug 18, 2010.

  1. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    UPS dropped off a 9.3 twist 338 20" fluted Broughton barrel today. I am going to use it for a XP-100 build for elk hunting in Montana this fall. I have a 330 Dakota reamer I am going to chamber the barrel in the morning. I also have a Jewell trigger with bottom safety 40 MOA base to mount a 3.5x10x50 Leupold scope and a walnut rear grip stock I am going to use for this build.
     
  2. Ernie

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    Should be a great elk rig!
    Can't wait to see the finished product.
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  3. Hntbambi

    Hntbambi Well-Known Member

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    Very cool! I have a 338/284 XP100R with a 16" barrel and 3-12x Burris scope. It shoots the 180 gr Ballistic Tip bullets ~2400 fps with Varget. Great gun with a hefty kick.
     
  4. ewallace

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    I chambered the barrel today and installed the brake I desided I wanted the barrel 18" to make it easier to carry in the mountains on the 330 dakota here is a pic
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    I am planning on using this for a wilderness backpacking hunt in Montana where I will be packing in and setting up camps along the way. This will be very rugged country with most of it being off trail so I am trying to keep the weight down a little.
     
  5. ROBSTER

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    Looking good can not wait to see it with the stock on it.
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  6. Ernie

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    Way cool!!!
    Love the barrel contour and the brake:D
     
  7. bfr4570

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    Great looking setup.
     
  8. ewallace

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    I am considering designing a different stock for this project but in the mean time
    I put the 330 Dakota XP in a stock here is a pic
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  9. kiwi3006

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    Man I wish we were able to hunt with pistols down here in NZ.

    Stu.
     
  10. ewallace

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  11. Ernie

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    Nice vids!!!
    Don't you know that pre-teens can't use riflescopes safely with cartridges that big???:D
     
  12. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    That's a very cool looking set up! I love the barrel and the brake.

    What's the total weight on your setup? I just finished a 338/375 Ruger on a Savage Striker and the finished weight is 9.5lb. Your barrel looks like a heavier contour though.

    Also, have you chronographed any loads yet? I'm guessing that the 330 Dakota and the 338/375 Ruger will be pretty close in performance. In fact I'm using 330 Dakota data as a base point for my load data.

    Andrew
     
  13. ewallace

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    The XP-100 is just under 9 pounds with the bi pod and scope I am getting 2880 fps with the 225 accubond bullet I am a big fan of the 338 for deer and elk hunting.
     
  14. yorke-1

    yorke-1 Well-Known Member

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    Wow! That's faster than I thought it would be. I was estimating 2700-2750. Would you mind sharing your load? The 225 Accubond is one of the bullets I plan on testing. Right now I'm working with the 225 TTSX.

    Andrew