What a beautiful day to shoot. Mid 40's, no humidity or mirage, calm, bright and clear. I shot the Mcmillan EOL Outsdoorsman at 1000, 1100 and 1261 yards today to try and push it to the extreme for a 7.75 pound rifle. Previously I had only shot it to just over 900 yards. The load was the same for all groups. 210 berger, 92 grains retumbo, federal 215 match primer, 3.76" oal with a velocity average of 3174 fps which I think is outstanding in a 26" barrel. A testament to the Schneider polygon twist barrel used on this rifle. I thought the groups were very good for a rifle of this weight. At the 1000 yard target it shot a 6.962" group, at 1100 yards a 9.213" group and at 1261 yards a 9.873" group. I guess I didn't do my part very well at the 1100 yard target. For the 1261 yrad group I drove as far as I could away from the target and stopped just before I was losing sight of it over a hill. I ranged and shot it as if in a hunting situation. Had it been an elk I would have killed it with either of the three shots.
These groups out of a 7.75 pound rifle are a testament to the quality and dedication Mcmillan has shown to produce a rifle with this capability. I hunt all over North America every year spending thousands of dollars doing so. I continuously search for rifles capable of one shot kills to 1000 yards and beyond that are light enough to carry all day hunting in rough terrain. It takes a special custom rifle
to perform this task. It is certainly a credit to Mcmillan to produce a rifle this light with this kind of precision accuracy. It is obvious from these groups that this rifle is capable of one shot kills on deer size animals to 1261 yards assuming the scope is dialed in properly. That is amazing in a 7.75 pound hunting rifle.