XHS 338 Allen Magnum from APS

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Fiftydriver, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Well, Just wanted to post some pics of a rifle that I just finished up today. The rifle is finished in a Tungstun cerakote finish. This is the first time I have used this color finish and must stay I am more then impressed. Its actually quite a bit darker then what the camera shows but you get the idea.

    This XHS is the 62nd XHS to leave my shop and in all honesty, it probably ranks easily in the top 3 of my favorite. I build all my rifles as if I were building them for myself but I would love to put this one in my personal safe!!!

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    Just wanted to share some pics.
     
  2. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice looking rifle!!
     

  3. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    That is pretty sexy Kirby. Some lucky customer is gonna be very very happy.
     
  4. CA48

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    Thanks for sharing, that's a pretty slick looking rifle!
     
  5. RTK

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    Sweeeet!
     
  6. supercrossbmx69

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    Hey Kirby let's hear your opinion on the G7 scope and what is the difference in the regular nightforce? How does the turret system work? I never thought id see on of those on a 338 Allen mag! That is one beautiful rifle by the way!
     
  7. Fiftydriver

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    Will be on the range in the morning and will be able to offer a meaningful opinion after that. First impressions is that its basically a NF NXS 5.5-22x 50mm with a different reticle and the windage turret is a covered turret meaning that you have to unscrew the cap before you can make an adjustment. Other then that it seems to be identical to any other NF NXS.

    The turret is simply the NF high speed turret with 20 moa per revolution, nothing unique there.

    Again, I have to shoot the rifle before I can offer much on the reticle. I am a bit confused about this scope to be honest. I can not really tell what its designed to be used for to be honest. If its designed for hold over shooting, it has a VERY limited amount of hold over points so you will not be able to reach out that far. If its designed for dial up shooting, I am not sure what advantage it offers over a NXS with NP-R1 reticle.

    I am not a huge fan of the covered windage turret. I think the scope is designed to be used using the reticle for hold off shooting for windage but again, that works fine for moderate range shooting but for true long range shooting, I think dialing for windage is a better choice. You can certainly do that with this scope but you have to remove the turret before you can do that. If your in a heated situation, you better get that turret off before the shooting starts just in case an adjustment is needed.

    All in all, I am sure its full NF quality obviously, just not terribly sure what makes it better then a NF NXS and in my opinion, I think I would prefer a standard NP-R1 NF NXS.

    BUT again, until I get it on the range and get some bullets in the air, this is just all opinion and really means nothing. Will report more tomorrow.
     
  8. RTK

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    Allen, what does it weigh??
     
  9. Fiftydriver

    Fiftydriver <strong>Official LRH Sponsor</strong>

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    Just shy of 17 lbs.
     
  10. HoytFlinger

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    How was the clearance with the bolt after it was cerakoted? I have a Bat M on order.
     
  11. Fiftydriver

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    We do not coat the bolt head of the bolt body, well, let me rephrase that, we do not coat the bolt head and polish the bolt body so the only thing that remains coated on the bolt is the flutes, handle and shroud.

    The Bats are to tight to coat the bolt bodies and still fit smoothly in the receiver without alot of working them in and then you WILL get to many rub marks and it starts looking bad after a short while.

    It makes a nice contrast to polish the bolt body and leave the flutes coated.

    I never have the bolt heads coated.
     
  12. HoytFlinger

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    Thanks! Exactly what I needed to know.
     
  13. Fiftydriver

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    welcome. It can also be important not to coat the bolt way of the receiver as well so make sure you or your coater realizes that as well as it can also make the bolt to tight to function smoothly.
     
  14. Mayhem338

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    Are you coating them in house or do you have someone that does it for you? That rifle is just beautiful!!!!