I finally got around to painting my xp-100. I am left handed so the stock that came with the gun wouldn't work without removing the thumb rest. A buddy talked me into putting it on the correct side of the gun. I wanted to wait on painting because the duracoat takes 4-6 weeks to fully cure and I wanted to be able to take it hunting during the fall. I decided to paint the barrel and action to make them more weather proof. Barrel is a 17" mcgowen. Chamber 6.5-284 .290 neck. I use Lapua brass H4350, 140 grain nosler accubonds at 2700 fps.