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Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Fiftydriver, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Guys, I usually post pics of recent builds more often. This past winter has been a bit of a blur to be honest, rifles would get done, hit the range and ship within a couple days, not alot of time to take pictures or post them on line.

    Figured I would take a minute between ordering customer parts and post some pics of rifles that shipped out in the past two weeks. I think it always helps guys to see pictures of custom rifles to help them decide what they like and do not like.

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    This was a nice little tac type hunting rifle. Chambered in 300 WSM it was very comfortable to shoot evey with the naked muzzle. Tested with the 200 gr Accubond and easily proved it was up to 1/2 moa even at the 1100 yard test. here is the componant list:

    Borden Apline Magnum Short action receiver
    Holland Comp recoil lug
    Lilja #7 fluted SS barrel, 1-10 twist (I believe that is what it was off the top of my head), 26" finish length
    Bead Blast matte finish on metal surfaces
    Jewell trigger set at 1 lb
    Wyatts 3.000 extended mag box
    BDL floorplate
    McMillan A-5 with thumbhole adjustable CP
    Seekins 20 moa rail
    NF Ultralight 30mm rings
    NF 5.5-22x 50mm with NP-R1 reticle

    I believe the test loads were clocking right around 2850 fps. Not a heavy load but comfortable and accurate. Even with the less then sexy BC, the 200 gr AB made hits at 1100 yards EASY in a 12-15 mph variable wind.

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    I will admit, this was one of my favorite shooting rifles so far this year, similiar the rifle above, very similiar in fact with the addition of a Seekins Detachable magazine system and PK muzzle brake and a slightly larger contoured fluted barrel and a 28" finish length. All else basically the same and in the same 300 WSM chambering.

    I tested the 200 gr AB and 208 gr. Test loads were right at or just shy of 2900 fps seated long in the Seekins mag box. Shooting this rifle was about like shooting a heavy barreled varmint rifle in 22-250, no recoil AT ALL with my medium Painkiller muzzle brake. In fact, this rifle would be EASY for even the youngest shooters to shoot if the stock was correct length for a smaller shooter.

    The 208 gr A-Max shot well, very well honestly, I would say the Accubond shot just as well but I Could see a difference in drift using the A-Max and I was able to drive them slightly faster as well with the long seating depth. This is simply beause the base of the Hornady bullet is quite soft compared to the Accubond. For deer hunting, I would be hard pressed NOT to use the A-Max. For an everything rifle, including elk, I would probably lean toward the Accubond.

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    Here is one of my big babies!!! Sorry for the inside pics, it was in the process of dumping 10" of wet sloppy snow on us that day!!!

    This is one of my Standard Xtreme Heavy Sporters in 338 Allen Magnum. Pleasure to shoot, hardly any recoil and thats with a 300 gr SMK loaded to 3300 fps or a 265 gr Barnes TTSX loaded to 3525 fps. About like a sporter weight 270 Win but with much slower recoil velocity.

    BAT 1.55x8.5 single shot receiver
    BAT 40 moa rail base
    Quad pin rail base to receiver
    Lilja ALLEN32 custom contour barrel
    50 cal style flutes
    1-10 twist with 32" finish length
    large 5 port Painkiller muzzle brake
    McMillan Edge A-5 tactical stock in painted black textured finish, 1" Decel pad
    APS custom pillar bedding
    Bead Blast matte finish
    Jewell trigger with bottom safety set at 1 lb
    Two sets of NF Ultralight Tactical rings
    NF 5.5-22x 50mm with NP-R1 reticle
    NF top ring ACI and level cap

    Tested this rifle out in good conditions as far as the wind. Chewing up a 7" diameter target a 1100 yards was easy with both the 300 gr SMK and 265 gr TTSX. So much so it got boring at that range. These big XHS in 338 AM are always a joy to range test, warm and fuzzy recoil with extreme performance, what a ride.

    Its been a while since I have been able to build one of my Xtreme BR rifles, the Raptors, XHS and conventional hunting rifles have taken up much of my time but I always enjoy building the heavies. This project was no different.

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    Parts list
    BAT 5.5x8.5" single shot stainless receiver
    BAT 40 moa rail base
    Quad pinned to receiver
    Lilja 34", 1.450" straight cylinder barrel with large 50 cal flutes, 1-10 twist
    APS compact 3 port muzzle brake
    Jewell trigger with bottom safety set at 8 oz for testing
    Metal ADL trigger guard
    McMillan MBR Tooley 1000 yard BR stock with 1" decel pad
    APS pillar bedding with barrel support pad
    NF steel tactical rings
    NF 5.5-22x 50mm

    This one was fun to shoot as well. More work to get to the bench and set up and a bit more recoil then one of my XHSs but very comfortable to shoot. Now many of you will be asking, how can a 27 lb rifle have more recoil then a 17 lb rifle when both are chambered in the same 338 Allen Magnum.

    Well, for one thing, the 5 port PK is much more aggressive at reducing recoil then my compact 3 port design. That said, the main reason happens to be the weight of the rifle. The heavier the rifle, the more momentum the rifle has once its set into motion from recoil. This happens even before the bullet leaves the muzzle. Once the muzzle passes through the brake, the muzzle brake will only do so much work to reduce the rearward velocity of the rifle caused by the recoil energy.

    The lighter the rifle, the easier it is for the muzzle brake to slow that rifle down, the heavier the rifle, the less effective a muzzle brake is. Now certainly, a muzzle brake makes a big difference but a quick less here, the lighter the rifle, the more effective the muzzle brake will be!!!

    Tested this rifle at 1500 yards and set up some water filled milk jugs. It was also a good shooting day testing this rifle and she made short work of 4 water filled milk jugs in as many shots. Solid hits as well, ready to ship to its new owner for barrel break in and alot of fun!!!

    Anyway, hope you like some of these pics. Will try harder to post more pics before rifles head out the door to help you guys decide what you do and do not like!!!

    Take care,
     
  2. ss7mm

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    Awesome looking rifles as usual Kirby. Glad to hear you're keeping busy. :)
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Gosh I realy like the look of the sencond rifle I think my next one will look like that
     
  4. slg888

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    Really nice rifles.
     
  5. ROBSTER

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    Sweet looking porn love that 338.
    robster
     
  6. MT4XFore

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    Top of the line, as usual. Now if you only had a green stock to post pictures of, all would be well. :D

    Jim
     
  7. freebird63

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    Kirby I am sure that everyone who has heard of you and your reputation knows that they are truely getting a work of art, I never get bored of seeing pictures of your rifles. Did you ever come to a decision about either a catalog or website?? Some day I will own at least one of your rifles, would rather own around 24, but if I can only afford 1 then that will have to do. Keep up the great work Kirby.
    Thanks
     
  8. Fiftydriver

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    MT4xfore,

    Hopefully we have a reason soon to get your Raptor up and running!!!! Speaking of field testing!!! Hopefully an APS report will becoming this fall!!!!!
     
  9. Capt Academy

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    Great looking rifles Kriby!
     
  10. HUAINAMACHERO

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    Great lookin rigs !!!
    Congrats
     
  11. 270 lefty

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    Darn I just bought my wife a new car. lucky for her I didn't see these a couple months ago. Now I need to put off the new truck and save for another APS built
    but in one Your big boys. I love my 270 amp you built and I finally got some more 169.5 wildcats so now I can burn out my barrel and work on another one.
    they look good Kirby
     
  12. Franklin

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    Beautiful rifles. Now if I only had money for one, a horse and carriage to get them on the mountain, I'd be set.:rolleyes:
     
  13. LR3

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    Kirby Beautiful rifles, looking forward to my 338AM when the receivers come in.
     
  14. pud

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    Can not sleep at night thanking about the widow maker in my hands.