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The LRKM is Just about ready for production

 
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:03 AM
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re: The LRKM is Just about ready for production

The LRKM will of course be available in both RH and LH. Don't want the RH guys feeling leftout so to speak.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:47 AM
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I think I have just found the gun that might convince me to get something bigger than my .308...the LRKM looks totally awesome!!
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:02 AM
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Glad you like it. It has taken forever to complete but has been well worth the effort.
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The LRKM will of course be available in both RH and LH. Don't want the RH guys feeling leftout so to speak.
Ha! That's thoughtful - otherwise they cry and need to hold their "woobie".....
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:11 PM
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We fought the motorcycles through 8-10" of snow to get to a scouting / long range shooting spot. The spot is absolutely pristine in terms of LRH. I packed the LRKM in my Ebberlystock Dragonfly pack, much nicer ride on the bike with the almost 12" shorter rifle despite a slightly heavier weight. After a short hike up the mountain to our nest where we can see up and down the canyon we glassed for a while spotting several deer and elk. Looks like they had a pretty good winter judging by their general health (and no sign of wolves). My hunting partner and I looked over the potential shots in the area, most fell in the 800 and in range perfect for his packing weight "Grand Slam" rifle chambered in 7 RUM. I saw several spots that looked like real hot spots and hubs of deer trail activity on a ridge 1326 yards away. Just below the trails was a rock slide the deer were avoiding with a large flat slab rock about 2' by 2'. I had no doubt that hit the rock was a done deal despite never having shot the LRKM at distances over 100 yards yet. I was concerned that the additional velocity being almost 300 fps faster than a standard Edge might change the BC enough to require valadtaion. I used my standard 338 Edge profile and changed the velocity to 3100 fps, I dialed up 28.25 moa and having little wind dialed only .50 moa left. Near the top of the rock was a smal 3"x6" grey spot that I called as an aiming point. I sent the first shot and clipped the center bottom edge of the grey spot. Well once is luck, so I fired 2 more shots, one centered for elevation and a few inches left but still on the grey and the last dead centered in the grey spot making the group around 3.5-4 inches. I was tickeled to death with it. The platform makes field shooting twice as easy as a standard Canyon Rifle mostly due to the rear weight bias. Shooting form the ground with a bipod and rear bag was ultra solid and a confidence inspiring event. I will release load specs and data soon after we get some 2000+ yard testing done. I fully expect to be getting some groups in the 12-15" range at 2K. The advantage of 3100 fps with the Berger 300 Hybrid over the 2800 fps SMK is unbelievable until you shoot them side by side.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:28 PM
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re: The LRKM is Just about ready for production

The more I read, especially this last report, the more I realize I'm going to have to find a way to save the money for this rifle
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The more I read, especially this last report, the more I realize I'm going to have to find a way to save the money for this rifle
This is soooo true!!! Unfortunately for me, it's kinda like going to a Ferrari dealer - if i gotta ask "How much?", i probably can't afford it. However, time is always on my side - ya don't eat an elephant in 1 bite!!!

Congrats Shawn!!! Now that R&D is done and testing is confirming your theoreticals - production (pay off!!!) is just around the corner.
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