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  • The Dirty Thirty

    This is BCG 308 Winchester XP-100, using a Remington Take-Off 308 Winchester barrel chopped to 15.8" Holland's Radial Baffle Brake, Leupold Mark IV 4.5-15, McMillan stock, and a factory trigger.



    Video Below: Factory TAP with 168 A-Max.
    Reloads: 1x fired Hornady Match 308 Win brass, CCI primer, H-4895, 155 A-Max at 2720 fps.
    Groups were at 100 yards.


    The last 3-shot group was by Dan Ekstrom, with his MagnetoSpeed attached and the group size was close to mine. This XP-100 shoots great!
    Next up is doing some drop confirmations at distance.
    Impact velocities will allow me to kill out to mid-range distances. Impact velocity at 550 yards should just a tad over 1800 fps.
    It will be used for my personal enjoyment and hunting, but will also be a loaner XP-100 for WY-SHOT.
    In The Video, I am shooting some older TAP 168 ammunition, so we could set up the resize die properly.
    Video:
    https://youtu.be/yic2ze1j5Yg

  • #2
    Nice shooting. Not that much recoil.
    Do you like Hammer bullets?

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    • #3
      "Neato, far out and groovy", Ernie!
      That's one sharp looking rig!
      Apparently shoots lights out too!
      I'd hunt with that set up in a heart beat. 😉

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      • #4
        Originally posted by jhjimbo View Post
        Nice shooting. Not that much recoil.
        Do you like Hammer bullets?
        Thanks.
        Great muzzle brake makes a difference.
        Yes, I like Hammer's

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FirstBubba View Post
          "Neato, far out and groovy", Ernie!
          That's one sharp looking rig!
          Apparently shoots lights out too!
          I'd hunt with that set up in a heart beat. 😉
          Well, come over and you can shoot it or hunt with it.

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          • #6
            I'm VERY impressed Ernie! I can see that although it was a take-off barrel, it was a good one. That is also a beautiful job on the finish. Was this an old X-Mark Pro that is adjustable? I've used them a bit and can get them down to 12 ounce pull weight with a Wolf Spring. Since this is a hunting rig, you won't want that light of a trigger but once you get down in the .3 MOA precision range, it can help to make your groups even smaller. Have fun with your beautiful new toy!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ernie View Post

              Well, come over and you can shoot it or hunt with it.
              Fuel prices these days Ernie, and I can't even get out of sight! LOL! 😜

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              • #8
                That’s a handsome rig you put together Ernie , just as accurate as beautiful . That’s one fine shooting handgun !!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DakotaMan View Post
                  I'm VERY impressed Ernie! I can see that although it was a take-off barrel, it was a good one. That is also a beautiful job on the finish. Was this an old X-Mark Pro that is adjustable? I've used them a bit and can get them down to 12 ounce pull weight with a Wolf Spring. Since this is a hunting rig, you won't want that light of a trigger but once you get down in the .3 MOA precision range, it can help to make your groups even smaller. Have fun with your beautiful new toy!
                  It was a new Remington gun, that was bought to customize. Chris does great work. All I got was the barrel. A regular Remington trigger will not work with a XP-100. It was the original XP trigger with it's linkage. The trigger linkage runs underneath the single shot action to the trigger, which is a long way forward of the trigger housing

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                  • #10
                    Nice looking rig and good shooting. Someday I may have some time to purse such activities at that level.

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                    • #11
                      Sunday afternoon I went out with a couple of guys from church. One needed to do load development and chronographing and the other one wanted me to chronograph a couple of guns with my Labradar. I wanted to do some drop confirmations with the Dirty Thirty/308 Winchester. We had winds from the north west, which was a quartering headwind for us. I was shooting to the north. After the guys got all of their stuff done, Glen spotted for me while I started doing some drop confirmations. The quartering headwind noticeably pushed my bullets down as I extended distances, but I still had fun.
                      Even at 300 yards it took me more elevation to hit my target, then it should’ve. By 400 yards I had a sense of how much I should add at 500 yards. At 500 yards my first shot at the 10-inch diamond target was close to a center hit.


                      The 5-inch square target to the right was hit by a guy shooting a 7mm SAUM rifle with 195 Berger’s.
                      I did drop confirmations out to 800 yards, but with wind continuing to pick up, I stop there. We shot Glenn’s 41 magnum Smith & Wesson revolver, and had some fun. I decided I wanted to shoot one more shot with my 308 Winchester XP. I picked the upper right small dot on the big rectangular target at 500 yards.


                      It always feels good, when you just have a sense of what it should be and you are right, and the shot is very close to where you were aiming at a mid-range distance.

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                      • #12
                        It’s is a nice feeling when you can swag it and be right in front of a crowd.

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                        • #13
                          Sometimes it is your day to look good...Truth be known, it is not always that day for me😁

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Ernie View Post
                            Sometimes it is your day to look good...Truth be known, it is not always that day for me😁
                            Welcome to the commonality of man! 😉 LOL!

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                            • #15
                              You and your pistols are amazing Ernie. Great to see such success. 800 yards is a long ways and wind can be tricky. Good shooting! I was zeroing my 6mm Dasher scope at 1000 yards and shot five quick shots to see where it was hitting. Then as I dropped the zero two clicks, the wind came up presenting a 7-10 mph wind as I shot my last four shots. They weren't so good but at least they were 10s. This is the electronic target view. Click image for larger version

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