ALLEN PRECISION XHS repeater in 338 ALLEN MAGNUM

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  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Just range tested my first XHS repeater using the XLR Revolution Chassis stock. To say I am impressed is an understatement. About as comfortable as it gets for shooting a weapon of this class. Load I used was my accuracy load which only produces 3330 fps with the 300 gr Berger Hybrid at relatively mild chamber pressures but it shoots extremely well and brass life is amazing.

    Tested at 1050 yards today. Shot three, 3 shot groups, all were between 5" and 8" which were the first three groups fired from the rifle. After break in I suspect this rifle will be quite special.

    Recoil is about like a 270 Win in a 9 lb rifle, very mild.

    Rifle specs:

    338 Allen Magnum
    XHS repeater
    Stiller TAC408 receiver
    Lilja custom ALLEN34 contour, SS barrel, 1-10 twist, 34" finish length
    50BMG style flutes
    ALLEN PRECISION large 5 port Painkiller muzzle brake
    Bead Blast matte finish on barrel/brake
    XLR Revolution Chassis stock w/ modified Chey Tac 7 round DM
    Jewell trigger with bottom safety
    40 moa rail base
    Two sets of 1.250" ultralight 30mm Nightforce rings
    NF NXS 5.5-22x 56mm with NP-R1 reticle

    Anyway, some gun porn!!!

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    Here you can see how the Detachable Magazine box must be modified to fuction properly with my Allen Magnum case design. Because the shoulder location is moved forward to increase case capacity compared the the 375 Chey Tac parent case, the shoulder control bump must be machined out of the mag box wall. On the upside, it makes a functional ammo count window!!! Plus, its cool seeing those big sharp shouldered rounds sitting in the mag!!!

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  2. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Kirby,
    I had to pick my jaw up off the ground, that is freakin sweet, that looks so badass. What does she weigh in at? 5"-8" at 1050 yards while doing break-in! Is this a personal rifle or a customers? Congrats on a great looking stick. gun)
     

  3. orkan

    orkan Well-Known Member

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    That's a big boy repeater right there.
     
  4. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Its a customers rifle. I have the componants ordered to build myself one just like this but with a bit different buttstock. There are three options for buttstock choice.

    Only decision now is what to chamber it in...... 338 Allen Magnum, 375 Allen Magnum, 458 Allen Tactical or 50 Allen Tactical....... Maybe a switch barrel with one of each!!!
     
  5. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Kirby

    That photo setting for the first image is the best I've ever seen for a gun picture.
     
  6. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Len,

    Ya, thats why when its time they will plant me right here in Montana!
     
  7. TheFishBox

    TheFishBox Well-Known Member

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    how much does one of these babys costs to build.
     
  8. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Who's your Daddy Nowgun)Awesome New dream rifle for me:D
     
  9. huntermncb

    huntermncb Well-Known Member

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    Kirby is that stiller the 1.4 or 1.6
     
  10. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle.

    Awesome photos :)
     
  11. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle Kirby WOW ! ! !

    I did one in the 338 Snipe -tac Stiller with a brux barrel, but used a Mcree stock they are fun too shoot .

    Jeff
     
  12. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    1.6" Stiller TAC408.
     
  13. royinidaho

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    Kirby,

    Couple of questions:

    Their web site says inlet option for Bat M 1.53. That sounds like what I have on the 375 AM. (BTW she shoots lights out way out there. :))

    The say the stock weights right around 5 pounds. I believe that is quite a bit heavier than the Non adjustable cheek piece Mc. A5 that I have. Correct?

    I'm trying to shed a little weight. Can do it with the Mc A5 w/Edge technology. But this metal stock is a bunch more eye catching. :cool::cool:
     
  14. Fiftydriver

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    Their web site says inlet option for Bat M 1.53. That sounds like what I have on the 375 AM. (BTW she shoots lights out way out there. :)) Yes but that is not their Chassis stock which comes with the DM system, yours would obviously be with the single shot stock design. I have used them as well and they are great.

    The say the stock weights right around 5 pounds. I believe that is quite a bit heavier than the Non adjustable cheek piece Mc. A5 that I have. Correct? Probably a full 2 lbs heavier.

    I'm trying to shed a little weight. Can do it with the Mc A5 w/Edge technology. But this metal stock is a bunch more eye catching. :cool::cool:[/QUOTE] If your looking to loose weight, thats not the best stock choice but they are sure great to shoot. Have not felt much that was more stable with a front bipod and rear bag. It is the long wheelbase that makes it so solid in my opinion.