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ArtBanks
August 03, 2017, 08:09
Bula and Jeff have done it again.
Just when I thought the herd was complete, they come out with something new and different.
At Camp Perry in July I could not take my eyes off of their XM21 CBR stock. Naturally , one had to follow me home. Just finished setting it up with a Magpull adjustable cheek rest butt stock. I think this might just be the cat's meow for a lightweight carbon fiber stock for use in the prone position.
This one is equiped with a Bula NM med weight barrel that has been clipped and crowned at 20". All main rifle parts including the receiver are made by Bula. Atlas bipod and the rifle is topped of with a Leupold MK 4 3.5 - 10.
Hope to shoot this combination later today for a system test.

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Semper Fi
Art

TenTea
August 03, 2017, 08:21
Looks pretty stout for a composite stock.
Is the stock material heavy and dense or light and airy?
If it has a liner or bedding, what is it made of?
Good luck with the shakedown cruise. :cool:

A1Trigger_Happy
August 03, 2017, 08:32
Another great looking rifle Art!

ArtBanks
August 03, 2017, 11:18
Looks pretty stout for a composite stock.
Is the stock material heavy and dense or light and airy?
If it has a liner or bedding, what is it made of?
Good luck with the shakedown cruise. :cool:

I corrected my op to indicate that this is carbon fiber. Very light and quite rigid.
There is no bedding or liner.
It will get a good working over in the next couple of weeks and I will report my thoughts.
Art

rbgonoles
August 03, 2017, 11:34
Oh my...:love:

TenTea
August 03, 2017, 12:05
I corrected my op to indicate that this is carbon fiber. Very light and quite rigid.
There is no bedding or liner.
It will get a good working over in the next couple of weeks and I will report my thoughts.
Art

Ah ha, I see. Look forward to your evaluation.

ArtBanks
August 03, 2017, 15:03
Took her out for a spin on the range. Weighs in at 12 lb as in photo with a full mag.
Not to shabby for a kitchen table build. 100 with 4Xs.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1174_zps5fydoo0l.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1174_zps5fydoo0l.jpg.html)

Semper Fi
Art

1911Ron
August 03, 2017, 16:37
I like that stock a lot! :love:

ArtBanks
August 03, 2017, 16:53
It sure makes an M-14 type rifle easy to handle.

elchunkogrande
August 05, 2017, 07:17
Wow! That baby really shoots.

01BIRDDOG
August 06, 2017, 08:47
I think the things you have done to this one really brings it to life. Barrel looks different and good at same time as a purpose built rifle should.

Thorack
August 06, 2017, 15:07
Well,

It looks awful nice. The real question is how much? If its a less than a Sage Ebr chassis it might be worth it.

Thorack

ArtBanks
August 06, 2017, 16:22
Well,

It looks awful nice. The real question is how much? If its a less than a Sage Ebr chassis it might be worth it.

Thorack

About 1/3 of what I have been paying for JAE chassis. In the neighborhood of 5 Franklins. Then of coarse another 2+ for the butt stock.

The only drawback for me is that you need to remove the handguard to field strip the rifle. Not a big deal, but you do need an allen wrench to remove 4 fasteners. Takes and extra 30 seconds.

Semper Fi
Art

ArtBanks
August 07, 2017, 14:14
NY and CT compliant XM21. Eliminated the muzzle device and pistol grip.

http://i1180.photobucket.com/albums/x413/nf1e/IMG_1182_zpsu4ompoi4.jpg (http://s1180.photobucket.com/user/nf1e/media/IMG_1182_zpsu4ompoi4.jpg.html)

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Semper Fi
Art