FNH PBR XP .308 Winchester


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Timradcliffe345
December 2, 2008, 10:14 PM
Please post pics of your PBR XP. Are the stocks fully bedded? Who is the manufacturer of the stocks? Are you happy with your XP - anything I should know before putting down the cash for one? Thanks.

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TIMC
December 2, 2008, 10:38 PM
I love my PBR, I don't have the XP but they are pretty much the same.
The stock is made by Hogue and had a full length bedding block. Mine is deadly accurate, I have it topped with a Leupold VXIII 4.4-14x50mm.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v369/timc/FNPBRrifle.jpg?t=1228271832

geojap
December 2, 2008, 10:39 PM
I paid full price for mine from Bud's Gun Shop last year, before CDNN has their insane special on the barreled action and stock combos. Even so, I still think I got my moneys' worth and then some. I would buy another in a heartbeat.

I put an IOR Valdada 2.5-10x42 Tactical 30mm Rifle Scope (http://www.swfa.com/pc-10156-292-ior-25-10x42-tactical-30mm-rifle-scope.aspx) on it and could not be happier. The IOR is very durable and the glass is very impressive, obviously better than my 60X Bushnell spotting scope.

The rifle shoots way, way better than I do. With Federal Premium .308, I had several shots touching at 100 yards. The fliers that were about an inch to 1.5 inches out were were my fault, I believe. This rifle and my new Springfield M1A is why I am going to start reloading .308. I love my FN PBR XP.

edit: I know I have pic here somewhere, let me find it.

http://codemonkeyx.com/images/fnpbrxpa.jpg

Timradcliffe345
December 2, 2008, 11:01 PM
Nice rifle TimC.


What is the full price on the PBR geojap?


I am torn between the 20" and the 24" - why do they make two different barrel lengths? Are the bullet velocities really that different? Which one should I go with?

TIMC
December 2, 2008, 11:05 PM
I went with the 20"

geojap
December 2, 2008, 11:10 PM
What is the full price on the PBR geojap?

At the time, it was about $1,120.

SpeedAKL
December 3, 2008, 12:07 AM
A local dealer has at least 4 PBRs in stock, maybe 5 or 6. They want mid-600s for them, which seems to be a deal.

geojap
December 3, 2008, 05:04 PM
They want mid-600s for them, which seems to be a deal.

That is a helluva deal. I would buy another at that price. These are a whale of a good rifle. I've owned a few Winchester Model 70s, a Springfield 1903-A3, Swedish Mausers, Ruger Model 77, Remington 700, all manner of surplus bolt actions, and this is my favorite bolt action rifle so far, just ahead of the Swede and 1903-A3.

geojap
December 3, 2008, 08:39 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Hogue stock is free floated the entire length of the barrel. This is not "bedded", right? Glass bedding would be what "bedded" refers to, which this rifle does not have, correct?

Coltdriver
December 3, 2008, 08:43 PM
You can (at least a week or so ago) get an aluminum bedded hogue overmolded stock from cdnn for $200 that is a drop fit for the barrelled action.

I picked up a 300 wsm action from cdnn and put it in a hogue stock that is pillar bedded only that I picked up from numrich for $100.

Mine has quickly become my favorite rifle. Like a 30 06 on steroids if I want or like a regular 30 06 if I down load.

They are seriously heavily built and very high quality through and through. They are an excellent buy.

You can also drop them into a model 70 stock if you want a wood stock or a laminate. A little more effort for the $100 to $150 range and by the time you put a pad and a finish on it you will have $200 in it any way.

Post a pic when you get yours.:D

TIMC
December 3, 2008, 09:03 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the Hogue stock is free floated the entire length of the barrel. This is not "bedded", right? Glass bedding would be what "bedded" refers to, which this rifle does not have, correct?

Not really, The action is has a full length aluminum bedding block for the action. the barrel is free floated. There is no glass bedding done on this rifle.
I borrowed this picture from the Hogue website, it shows what a flull length bedding block.
http://www.getgrip.com/images/overmolded/Beddings.jpg

geojap
December 3, 2008, 10:24 PM
Awesome, thank you for the explanation.

Coltdriver
December 3, 2008, 11:04 PM
Sorry for the imprecise explanation. The hogue stock does indeed fully float the barrel.

The stock I picked up has a fiberglass frame where the one shown has aluminum. Then there are two aluminum posts in the fiberglass frame. Then the whole thing is overmoulded.

The way the action bolts to the pillars makes for one very solid mount. I am sure the aluminum bedded version is even stiffer.

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