remington handgun

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by coupalr, Oct 29, 2006.

  1. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    So which action would be the best to build a handgun off of?
    I want to build a 20 Vartag with a 18.5' barrel with a rear pistol grip.
     
  2. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    XP-100
     

  3. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    The xp-100 is a hard find up here in Canada and I would have to go through the process of getting it de-registered as a pistol and registered as a rifle which is near impossible. That is why I want a 18.5" barrel and a gun that is over 23" in total length, it is then considered a rifle and if it starts out as a rifle action I don't have to go through all the registration problems.
     
  4. WSmitty01

    WSmitty01 Well-Known Member

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    Remington 600 or 650
     
  5. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    The old XP-100 (singleshot action) specialty handgun is currently being made as a rifle by Remington - XR-100 and it is still a single-shot action.
     
  6. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    6mm shooter,
    In the US it would be illegal to use a rifle action and convert it into a handgun unless you went through some expense to get it changed/re-registered (forgot the correct terminology).
     
  7. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    Can't you buy a BAT action or one of the other makes and have them register it as a pistol action?
     
  8. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Buy an XR100 in 204 ruger then you can re chamber the barrel and use the single shot action. if you want a repeter buy a model7.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     
  9. sewwhat89

    sewwhat89 Well-Known Member

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    I would want to avoid any dealing with the BATF and reregistering an action for use in a pistol. Tack on the blue-printing, etc . . . I would rather start off with a BAT. I am willing to bet BAT's wait time will beat the wait of the BATF!

    I like the idea of a 20PPC in a SS pistol. If I could have a second bolt, add on a 6BR or one of its progeny. That would be nice! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  10. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    sewwhat

    I have been waiting on a bat action since March. I would hope the BATF wouldn't take that long

    d-a
     
  11. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    From what I understand 6mm shooter does not want a gun registered as a handgun but as a rifle (Canada).
     
  12. coupalr

    coupalr Well-Known Member

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    That is right XPhunter. I was going to build on a XP-100 action but found out that it would have to be re-registered as a rifle which should be easy but it isn't so I want to start with a rifle action. I will have it built to the min spec allowed before it must be registered as a handgun. We are not allowed to hunt with handguns up here so I want the next best thing, a real short rifle which up here must have a 18.5" barrel and a 23" total length.
     
  13. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    6mm Shooter the XR100 is a single shot XP100 made as a rifle and the Model7 is a XP100 made as a repeating rifle. The best thing is that they have a traditional bolt handle not the dog leg XP one.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia
     
  14. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    Kelbly's in N. Lawrence, OH. offers the Stolle Cub which is listed as a pistol action.