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KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle

I hope you get one with it. It was a helluva rush. Make sure you use good ammo for the job.


Judge Smails
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
Any ammo suggestions? 180 grain Hornady Critical Defense? I also have some Nosler Hunting handloads but they are 135 grain...,,


KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
I would not use typical defense ammo. I used buffalo bore 220 grain hard cast hunting rounds.


Judge Smails
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
Gotcha. I may have a hard time locating the Buffalo Bore you referenced.


KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
You'll need something that won't expand too much. I like an exit wound when I shoot deer so I went with the hard cast.

Although if you shoot them in the neck it really doesn't matter.



DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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buffalo bore


Doesn't it just make you feel all gigigidy inside when you light one of those things off?

I'd shoot buffalo bore in my .22 if they made it


Judge Smails
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
Just checked my 10mm stash and I have some 200 gr Blazer FP and some 180 grain Nosler FP that I loaded with Unique powder. I'm thinking one of those will do the job.


KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
Let us know



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KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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Doesn't it just make you feel all gigigidy inside when you light one of those things off?


Those things are hot



DownshiftAndFloorIt
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The devil dreams on an idle horse
Member since Jan 2011
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
I need to borrow slick's .44 magnesium to try some of the +P+ hard cast

I love recoil and fire
This post was edited on 12/9 at 8:46 pm


Judge Smails
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Native Son of NELA
Member since Mar 2008
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
I think I can locate some Buffalo Bore here in town but if it's JHP should I just stick with my FP I already have?


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Rod Farva
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Member since Sep 2012
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
U need to get some hand loaded 357 like buffalo bore only better


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KingRanch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
You can borrow mine as well.


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Ace Midnight
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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Not at all. Probably the most versatile 600 meter rifle cartridge on the planet.


I agree and if I bought a bolt gun, today, it would be chambered in .308 for a number of reasons.

I am intrigued by the whole .300 RUM concept, though - if that were to catch on - it could change everything, from a versatility standpoint.

Still early and too costly - if I handloaded, I would probably already be into the experiment.


INFIDEL
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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am intrigued by the whole .300 RUM concept, though - if that were to catch on - it could change everything, from a versatility standpoint.


No flame, but why's that?

ETA: nevermind, I just read the numbers. Yeah, I could get into that!
This post was edited on 12/9 at 9:17 pm


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KingRanch
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The Ranch
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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.308


quote:

that fricker kicked the shite out of me.


What a fricking pussy.


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kengel2
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
300 RUM is a beast. Is it really a concept, thats the round I got a hit at a mile with and that was 3 or 4 years ago. They make factory loaded ammo for it.


Ace Midnight
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re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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300 RUM is a beast. Is it really a concept, thats the round I got a hit at a mile with and that was 3 or 4 years ago. They make factory loaded ammo for it.


As a single gun concept - I am extremely intrigued - Power level 1 is roughly equivalent to .30-06, level 2 is .300 magnum, and level 3 is full power, sort of a Lapua light.

I would be concerned with how much scope adjustment I would have to make from power level to power level, but it still beats carrying 3 rifles around, doesn't it?


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Tigerpaw123
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Louisiana
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9976 posts

re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
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thats the round I got a hit at a mile


come again?


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TigerOnThe Hill
Member since Sep 2008
3153 posts

re: If you could build the perfect deer rifle
KR,
Unfortunately, the XP-100 was discontinued by Remington some years ago so there are no new ones available. You might find one every now and then in a gun store. I've seen them at gun shows, but they're usually overpriced. They can be found on Gun Broker and similar sites. The last two I bought came from online from individuals w/ ads at handgun site classified ads. Stock XP's in factory chambers are going for $600-850 or so on Gun Broker and similar sites. $600 is used but not abused. $850 new in the box. Start adding some bells and whistles and the price could go up....aftermarket barrel, trigger, stock, etc adds value. Good scope base, rings, and scope can add value. I bought the aforementioned XP for $1100, but it came w/ a custom stock w/ some gunsmithing done to it, a nice Burris handgun scope, rings/base, custom reloading dies, one box of bullets and 20 pieces of brass. The most common chambers will include the 223 Rem, 7mm BR, 7-08 and 35 Remington. A good gunsmith can make one into whatever round a Model 700 can handle.

Some sites for classified ads:
Specialty Pistols My last two have come from here.
Accurate Reloading
Handgun Hunt
Accurate Shooter

The same info applies to the rear grip XP.

Savage used to make a bolt action pistol, the Striker, but it was also discontinued. I've been very pleased w/ mine. Prices for a stock Striker start at about $450-500.

Of course, Thompson/Center still makes the Encore and Contender, both of which are fine handguns. Actually, I've killed most of my game using the Contender, not the XP.

Let me know if you have any other questions.
Base XP-100
Base Striker


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