A bit of APS rifle porn!!!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Fiftydriver, May 17, 2010.

  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Just wanted to share a few pics of some rigs that recently rolled off the APS line. Pretty good variaty in this batch!!!

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    This is one of my Xtreme Heavy Sporters in 375 Allen Magnum
    BAT 1.55x8.5 single shot receiver
    40 moa steel rail
    30" Lilja barrel
    APS large 5 port Painkiller muzzle brake
    McMillan A-5 with decel pad and adjustable CP
    Jewell trigger with bottom safety
    cerakote finish
    NF Ultralight tactical rings
    NF NXS 5.5-22x50mm
    NF ACI with rail mount

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    This ones a bit more conventional
    7.62x51 national Match
    Fully accurized Rem 700(no longer accepting)
    Lilja MTU barrel contour
    1-11
    DE muzzle brake
    McMillan A-4 with saddle CP
    Jewell trigger
    Badger Ord floorplate and DM system
    NF 20 moa rail base
    NF steel tactical rings
    NF 3.5-15x50mm with mil dot reticle
    Coated in coyote tan

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    300 WSM
    Borden Alpine Magnum receiver
    Bartlien 30 cal heavy taper
    Slim Painkiller muzzle brake
    McMillan HTG stock
    Jewell trigger
    Williams floorplate
    Wyatts extended mag box
    Seekins 20 moa rail base
    Cerakoted in OD green

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    338 Allen Magnum Xtreme Heavy Sporter, repeater
    Lawton M8000 receiver
    Chey Tac 7 round DM system
    Jewell trigger with bottom safety
    Krieger custom contour, 34" fluted SS barrel
    APS Large 5 port Painkiller muzzle brake
    McMillan A-5 Super Mag stock with adjustable CP and decel pad.
    Bead Blast matte finish
    40 moa steel rail base
    NF rings
    NF NXS 5.5-22x50 with NP-R1 reticle

    Many more on the way!!!
     
  2. ROBSTER

    ROBSTER Well-Known Member

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    Nice porn those am`s got me droolingggg. thanks for the picks.
    Robster
     

  3. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    Very nice makes me wana place a order sooner. What's the 375 AM ballistics compaired to 375 cheytac
     
  4. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    You're the man, Kirby! Nice looking rifles!
     
  5. long range dogr

    long range dogr Well-Known Member

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    I think i know the guy that owns that top rifle?:D

    Congrats on your new build pard! VERY NICE!!!!!!
     
  6. Gnome!

    Gnome! Well-Known Member

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    Some major drool time there.

    Now where did I put that secret cash stash!!
     
  7. Joel Russo

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    Nice work Kirby.
     
  8. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Kirby,

    You're not accepting rem.700 actions to build on anymore???
     
  9. Oliveralan

    Oliveralan Well-Known Member

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    Nice boomsticks! Love the 375 and 338 Allen mags. Wow!!
     
  10. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Midwesthunter,

    The 375 Allen Magnum is an improved version of the 375 Chey Tac but the shoulder location is also pushed forward. Not to difficult to get 3300 fps with a 350 gr SMK and I have some customers pushing things close to 3400 fps but they do loose a couple firings per case.

    In a 30" pipe you should still be able to see 3250 fps pretty easily with a 350 gr bullet. To put that into perspective, a 378 Wby will get you around 3000 fps with a "300 gr" bullet!!!
     
  11. wadedc

    wadedc Well-Known Member

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    Kirby
    I really like the looks of that red and black .338 AM. I can't wait to shoot it.

    Wade
     
  12. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    300saum,

    I had to make a decision as of Jan 1, 2009. At that time I was running around 28 months behind on orders and in all honesty was pissing off more customers then I was making happy with the extremely long waits.

    What caused this, well many things but mainly a huge increase in orders in a one year period and a couple componant manufacturers really putting me in a hard spot finanically as well as not getting me componants.

    During the spring of 2008, I spent a solid three months doing nothing at all but accurizing Rem 700 receivers that were in shop to get built on. This also added to the increase in delays. Having alot of orders on the books is a very good thing, making your customers wait over 18 months, in my opinion is very bad business and as such, I had to make a very hard decision.

    A large part of my business was building on Rem 700 and other factory receivers but I simply could not survive taking the time needed to rebuild all these receivers if I ever wanted to dig out from the hole I was in and get caught up, so, I made the decision, as of Jan 1, 2009 to stop accepting projects based on factory receivers.

    Since then, I have dropped over 10 months from my current order times but I am still working hard on a couple batch of rifles that are far over due.

    This was also a reason for me again pushing toward the Raptor receiver project. To streamline the build process and cut my shipping times even more. My end goal, 10 months from time of order which I believe is practical but I still have at least a year out before I will be able to get to that point with my current incoming orders.

    This is a main reason I have never set up a web page, I seriously need to cut my shipping times down and getting piled on with orders would not make that possible. In this day and age it may not be wise to pass on work but I have always felt customer service was most important, just as important as quality of the product and I simply could not do that and feel right about +2 year waits for my rifles.

    I think that was long winded enough!!!:D
     
  13. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Just so you guys know, Cinch and Wadedc are the proud owners of the 375 AM and 338 AM respectively!!! Sorry for the wait guys, I am sure you will never think about it again once you get to pull the trigger on these hammers!!!
     
  14. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Building injection molds all my life, I understand the need for a quicker turn around. So do you check custom actions, or do you trust the manufactures enough to screw on a barrel? You build nice looking rifles, just curious is all.