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Old April 13, 2017, 06:30   #1
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XM21 Hunter version.

Just finished up another all Bula Defense XM21. This time it was decided to set one up for hunting. The 20 rnd mag is just for the photo. Hunting requires 5 rounder. Leupold 2 -7 should be just about right. Bula custom 20.5 NM barrel cut at crowned.



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Old April 13, 2017, 17:25   #2
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Fine looking unit.......Are you going to need a cheek riser with this set up?
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Don't let the US military see this - they think that anything without iron sights is God's gift to warfare!
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Old April 13, 2017, 19:00   #4
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Fine looking unit.......Are you going to need a cheek riser with this set up?
Not really. The finished product will have much lower rings. The QRW rings on this Leupold were set up for a standard M-14 with ARMS 18 mount and needed to clear the rear sight. With the XM21 it can be dropped down quite a bit as in this finished product example. Most of my shooting is prone supported and the ability to load from the left is fantastic.

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Don't let the US military see this - they think that anything without iron sights is God's gift to warfare!

Bula Defense produces a version in a SAGE which is right up their alley.
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Old April 19, 2017, 08:13   #6
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Got out and ran a few ammo tests this morning at the request of a gentleman on another forum that was interested in the Atomic 168 gr match ammo that had been marketed by CMP. Atomic was a bit slower than any of the others at 12'.
Ran 10 rounds of each through my brandy new XM21 with Med weight 20.5 inch Bula Defense barrel cut and target crowned. All were 1moa or better at 100yds. Temp 40 deg.

Results: Atomic 2423
175 GMM 2526
XM118LR 2500
ZQI 2742





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Looks like too much fun. Any plans to paint the handguard? Either way-- sexy beastie.
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Looks like too much fun. Any plans to paint the handguard? Either way-- sexy beastie.
Hadn't planned on it. I have maybe a dozen M-14 rifles in fiberglass and I just leave them as they are. I do try to do a decent job on all my wood stocks though.
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