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Had an A bolt in 300 wsm. HATED sighting it in. I used it when I hunted the long fields, but I actually took a decent 8 pt with that thing at less than 30 yards and it lodged in its opposite shoulder (WIN 180 gr bal silvertip). When I opened him up it looked like a mini suicide bomber slid down his windpipe into the chest cavity. Brutal.


eta: found another pic of one I really like the looks of...



I have that same gun in .300 win.




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LSUSPY
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Thanks Tiger on the Hill! I can't say that I would change much about it.





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FWIW: I "built" this for my wife.

Savage Axis .308 with custom muzzle break, 2 lb trigger job, Muddy girl camo dipped, conversion to single piece scope rail, and Nikon M-308 4x16x40 BDC scope.













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TigerOnThe Hill
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Kinda late to the party and my perfect deer rifle will actually be a handgun (been more than 20 years since I killed a deer w/ a rifle). I've not yet started work on this project, but prolly will in next few years.
Primary usage: Box stands overlooking food plots w/ shooting lanes up to 225 yds long; box stand on very wide and long powerline w/ shots up to 200-250 yards.
Caliber: 284 Win
Stock: McMillian synthetic w/ sling studs and "Just Sling It" sling.
Barrel/action: Remington XP-100. Undecided on barrel make, but will prolly McGowen, Shilen or Douglas. Will be 16" long w/ a fairly heavy contour (0.9" diameter at muzzle).
Optics: Burris 3-12X handgun scope in Burris Signature Z Rings on top of Weaver one piece scope base.

Will look a lot like this XP, but will have heavier barrel contour.









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Damnit boy! I want to get into that!





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TigerOnThe Hill
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It's been a lot of fun, but has also been frustrating at times. It's kinda like bowhunting, albeit not as demanding as bowhunting, in that I've had to accept some limitations I wouldn't have w/ a rifle. For example, there have been, and will continue to be, some shots I just can't get off because it takes longer to get set for the shot w/ a scoped handgun than a rifle. Plus, I've had to be very creative sometimes finding a support/rest in stands for my gun; freehand shots are not an option for me.





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was that the purple paintball gun that was posted a few months ago?





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Seems like those things would have horrible recoil. How far are you confident shooting a deer with that thing?





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As of right now I've only taken a doe with a pistol. I'd like for that to change though. That may be how I hunt for the next few years.





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TigerOnThe Hill
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HaHa!! No slippage of your mind! Yes, in a prior post some mistook it for a "paint ball" gun.





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I knew it looked familiar. looked through my photobucket to see if I could find the rainbow gun but I deleted it I guess







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TigerOnThe Hill
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Seems like those things would have horrible recoil.

Recoil is real, but it's manageable. Unlike rifles, when one of these guns recoil, it doesn't slap your face or jolt your shoulder; it recoils some backwards and the muzzle flips up. With the gun pictured, a 7-08, the muzzle flips about 45 deg or so. W/ a rifle action, 14-16" barrel, scope and rings/base, these guns are heavier than revolvers or semi-autos; the additional weight tames the recoil considerably. One gets accustomed to the recoil. Muzzle blast can be a problem, especially for shooters not wearing muffs.

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How far are you confident shooting a deer with that thing?
The deer in the pic was shot at 125 yds. The main factor w/ long shots is being able to get set up for the shot. On a handgun only antelope hunt I once killed a buck at 225 yds and a doe at 275 yds; both were one shot kills. I once hit a mule deer at 325 yds (unfortunately, it made a step as I shot, resulting in a gut shot; I sneaked up to it at 175 yds and put it down.) All those shots were made w/ a solid rest over a bipod, backpack, etc. Nowdays, most of my hunting is from tower stands. I rest the guns on a sand bag on the window sill or my back pack. This type of hunting is definitely challenging.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Muzzle blast can be a problem,


I bet so. That's a whole lot of juice in that short of a barrel.

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I once hit a mule deer at 325 yds








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quote:

once hit a mule deer at 325 yds
believe this I do not






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TigerOnThe Hill
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quote:

once hit a mule deer at 325 yds

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believe this I do not


Care I do not.






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TigerOnThe Hill
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I posted some before and after pics in a thread a few months ago, but the pics aren't' there now. Here's the before pic of "the rainbow gun":






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Is that a regular 700 action?





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TigerOnThe Hill
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The single shot XP-100 w/ a grip in the center (like this one) is based of a modified Remington Model 600 action (carbine), itself a modified Model 700 action. The dogleg bolt is unique to the XP-100 and the Model 600. At one time, Remington made a rear grip XP-100R, the R standing for repeater as it had an internal magazine. The XP-100R used a Model 7 action.
Wikipedia, XP-100






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What do these pistols run and where can I find one?





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After your TX thread I will be taking my CDE with me to the camp this weekend





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