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Jody Baldwin said:

This thread makes me realize I don't have enough toys!


There's such a thing as “enough toys”?

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Steve CT said:


There's such a thing as “enough toys”?

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No, that phrase is not in my dictionary.

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I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman "Were is the Self Help Section?" She said if she told me, it would defeat the purpose.

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IHMSA, can you tell me who makes that aluminum bench rest you've shown? That thing looks pretty high tech.Cool I haven't seen anything that trick around here as of yet, so I assume it's a specialty thing.

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The front rest is made by C&J Machine in southern Illinois. The guy that builds them is Cayle Davis. He has no web site but his email address is

sttfuzz1@wmconnect.com

He is a member on Specialty Pistols and lots of folks there have used his rests…top quality and decent prices.

That one in the pic was $125 and it is a takedown rest to make it more portable, and is very solid.

Here’s another type Cayle makes.

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That steel rod sticking out of the front is movable, so that the rear part of the rest can be adjusted fore and aft for use with rifles or pistols. The rear sand bag rest on the black rubber base plate.

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Great, thanks for the info & e-mail contact. I think the price for the aluminum one is reasonable too, I was sort of expecting it to be higher, so no complaints here.Laugh I'll definitely be contacting him before too long.

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Oops, missed a couple. 7mmTCU in cut-down, shorty factory stock.

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A single-shot XP-100 in 6mmBR with McMillan rear-grip stock.

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The first XP-100 ever made specifically for me, a Bond Custom 6.5BR. Shot my first 80×80 in Big Bore silhouette with this gun. I had only received it 3 weeks prior to attending my first IHMSA Internationals in 1991. In 3 weeks, I had to break the gun in, mount a scope, work up some loads, remove the scope, install iron sights, get sight settings and get used to the gun. (Scopes were not allowed back then, and this gun wore iron sights until 2002.)

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I shot one local match, got a 40×40, then re-entered and shot another 40×40 to confirm I had good enough sight settings, then headed for the Internationals. An 80×80 was the result, and I was ecstatic. In 11 years I only missed 10 targets with this gun, all attributable to operator error.

Ralph Bond passed away this December. He was my friend.

 

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IHMSA80×80 I really like the looks of that Custom 22.  Since I don't know anything about the XP-100's was the 22 ever a factory offering?

 
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IHMSA80x80 said:

Ralph Bond passed away this December. He was my friend.


Sorry to hear that.Frown  He was obviously a talented man & that gun he made for you is a real beauty.

6.5BR caliber…is that his own custom round?

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Jody Baldwin said:

IHMSA80×80 I really like the looks of that Custom 22.  Since I don't know anything about the XP-100's was the 22 ever a factory offering?


Which Custom .22? Smile Bill Calfee designed and built the .22LR conversion for the XP-100. He did both of mine and about 90 others total, starting in about 1983. Remington never would build one, except a rear-grip version based on a Remington 541 action, complete with the plastic magazine. This one never made it to production though.

Calfee uses a modified Remington 40X bolt, sets the barrel back even with the action opening, then does a ton of work on the action interior to make the conversion. They are not cheap, and he doesn't make them anymore.

The blue stocked one has custom paint and was built just for me. It is number 33 (all the Calfee conversions are numbered on the bolt handle). The one with the maple stock is number 8, got it in 2002 from another shooter and added the stock and scope.

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Sorry to hear that.Frown  He was obviously a talented man & that gun he made for you is a real beauty.

6.5BR caliber…is that his own custom round?


He was very talented. The 6.5BR was my idea back in 1990 when I ordered the gun. At the time, the 7BR was popular, and I also had a .30DC, which is a .30BR Improved. That round was Ralph's design, and he built that gun for a friend of mine who only shot it a year before he sold it to me.

The 6mmBR was being used by a couple of shooters locally, but I wasn't convinced the 105 grain bullet was enough to knock over the rams. Being different, I asked Ralph about making mine a 6.5BR, then I could use up to 160 grain bullets. It was one of the first 6.5BR's to be used in silhouette back then, now it is fairly popular. I had him put about every option he offered on that gun, since it was being made for me, and he did a superb job.

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Here’s an updated picture. My old XP-100 in .223 Remington just got a newly painted stock, done by Kevin Baker, who’s painted a lot of my other XP stocks. Hard to get really good pics today, as the light wasn’t too cooperative.

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Even if the light wasn't cooperating well, that's sure looking purty!Drool

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Decided to swap scopes to one with more magnification. I like the contrast.

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Wow, them some nice XPs fellas. Here's my XP-100 in 7MM BR…and i aint partin with it. Has Bomar/Bond sight combo,Cali.Claro Walnut, stocked for me by good friend Larry Lyons.. he did the gunsmithing articals in Guns + Ammo magazine. Used this XP + my 445 sillywettin in lower SW Mi years ago. Also busted a few groundhogs in the Ozarks with my XP…would love to try it on deer sometime, plenty of power i figure. Well thats my XP story, dang bro just sold a sweet XP in .260 REM !

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