A few weeks ago I asked about making a carbine out of the XS-7 rifle. Well, I got it back from the 'smith and it looks and handles great. I only got to sight it in before handing for the woods, but it hits exactly where I aim. Once the season is over, I'll get to the load development work. Here is a picture of my new gun Thumper. A 7pound field ready 308 whitetail killing rig. Think of it as a poor man's Model 7.