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Old 12-29-2011, 01:47 AM
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Here is a picture of the underside of the Mcmillan G-30 action. This shows the quality of the machine and finish work in unseen areas. Every piece of metal work is finished as if it were exposed. If you notice production actions have burrs and tool marks underneath to save production costs. The action is a push feed type. The action accepts remington style triggers. This rifle has a Jewel trigger assembly with safety. The trigger pull was set at the factory to about 2 3/4 pounds but adjustable to your prefference. There is very little oil or grease for lubrication or preservation inside the bolt assembly or action. Mcmillan told me this is because the bolt and internal parts are finished with a patented NP3 electroless Nickel impregnated with teflon particles. This provides the very best in corrosion and wear resistance and also provides lubricity eliminating the need for grease. I can tell you the action glides effortlessly as you work the bolt. The tolerances are precise as they should be for a target quality rifle.

The bolt face is recessed. The bolt face, barrel shank and action all surround the case head for strength. The push feed action uses a remington style plunger/ejector, plus a secondary backup spring loaded mechanical ejector that lifts up as the bolt body passes over it at the end of the stroke.

The action is CNC machined from a very strong 17-4 stainless solid centerless ground billet blank and not a forging as some do. Then surface hardenned to 42-43 RC. This is a much tougher and corrosion resistant steel than most actions which do a 4000 series alloy.

Mcmillan took what they learned from decades of experience in the benchrest circuit and incorporated that expertise into the EOL Outdoorsman rifle. Such as absolute concentricity of the bolt and the action body around the axis defined by the bore line of the barrel which is absolutely critical in precision shooting. The face of the action is absolutely perpendicular to the axis of the bolt. Tolerances on critical parts are held to .0005" tolerances. The bolt is fitted to the action by hand, filling all the camming angles and hand lapping the lugs for precise fit. The action recoil lug is of adequate size and design for it's critical purpose and mated perfectly to the stock.

The magnum action is 8.75" long and weighs 1.75 pounds. The outside diameter is 1.36" and the magazine length is 3.68". I will list the cartridge oal's for different bullets when I do the range test which will have loading data included.

This concludes my first impression of the rifle and next I am starting a new thread for the range test. So far I have been very impressed with the quality and workmanship of the rifle. The accuracy is excellent for taking animals to over 1000 yards which I did last week on an elk with one shot. My son used the rifle to take a nice mule deer at 326 yards with one shot through the chest. I also used the rifle to take a very nice 10 point whitetail at over 700 yards with one shot.
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Old 12-30-2011, 01:20 PM
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If anyone has any questions about the rifle or something in particular you want me to look at let me know and I will try to answer your questions. If I can't I am sure Mcmillan will be glad to answer any questions for you.

I will follow this thread as I move on to another thread in a few days to report the range test.
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Old 12-30-2011, 05:30 PM
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The use of the BILLET blank is a HUGE selling point as far as I am concerned. Kelly or LTR please go into the detail of why this is the most desirable method of manufacturing a rifle action. Grain flow is paramount as is as little stress as possible introduced per a small production forging even if properly stress relieved. Like what I am seeing so far!
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Old 12-30-2011, 10:05 PM
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Re: McMillan EOL Outdoorsman Long Range Rifle

I like what I'm reading, I have on order a LRH-L (Tactical Hunter) in 300 Win. Mag.. Kelly said I should have it Jan.....just in time for my New Zealand Hunt in May. Can't wait for the thread on the range report. I looked at these rifles in Reno at SCI and really liked them, Kelly has been great to deal with, very helpful in answering any questions I had.
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Old 12-31-2011, 12:28 AM
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Re: McMillan EOL Outdoorsman Long Range Rifle

I differ in opinion than most when it comes to the stock. I like it. I have the same stock - Hunters Edge on my Tac 17 coyote rifle and it is a very ergonomic stock. There is a reason that this is their best selling design.
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LTLR,

I have to really be getting old, I did miss this thread and today I had to read all five pages.

I pray your loved ones be alright!

I'm thankful and interested in reading all your findings. So far you've done a great job and
definitively great shooting.

Thanks.
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I just want to let everyone know I am headed down to Dallas for the Dallas Safari Club Convention. This will be the second year we have had a booth that this show. A weel after we return from Dallas we will head to Vegas for our 24th consecutive SHOT Show. A week later we head right back for Vegas and the SCI Convention. I would like to extend an invitation to any of you who plan on attending any of the shows to stop by the booth and hand out. I really enjoy getting to meet everyone from the forums.
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