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Hope I didn't make a mistake

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Unread 12-31-2008, 09:22 PM
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Re: Hope I didn't make a mistake

Originally Posted by idig4au View Post
I was not interested in any wildcat calibers like the McMillan Outdoorsman rifles

Just as a side note, the McMillan outdoorsmans rifle is chambered in 30-378 & 300 RUM and not any wild cats that I am aware of. I have first hand knowledge of these rifles and they shoot phenomenaly well. They are also cheaper if you order them direct from the outdoorsmans versus McMillan. Guys at the outdoorsmans and guys asscosiated with them pioneered those rifles before Wby offered the 30-378 and McMillan cuts the outdoorsmans a break. I would have owned one if they chambered it in 300 RUM back when I had my rifle built. They didnt then so I went elsewhere. Now they do. I dont have any regrets though, I have a real shooter.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
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Unread 01-01-2009, 12:52 AM
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Re: Hope I didn't make a mistake

Really. I was told by the McMillan guys that the outdoorsman rifles wouldn't shoot factory 30-378 ammo and I had to buy ammo direct from them. What gives? I requested more information such as case differences, reloading specs, ammo costs and etc and recieved no reply. Simple questions...I have bucket loads of 30-378 brass and that is a fair investment in itself...would be nice to know if they are still usable with their product. Needless to say, I was turned off by the attitude they presented. There is no doubt these guns would be shooters. Just not what I am looking for.

Regardless of the ammo issues that may or may not exist, the McMillan actions are 90 degree throws which I extremely dislike for hunting. So that threw out this rifle as well as the Lazzeroni. I am not a fan of the Rem 700 actions either. What can I say, I like the Browning and Weatherby Mark V actions. That is what I am used to shooting and have great confidence with their operation.

I think I am an oddball in the fact that I will not consider any other action besides the Mark V.
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Unread 01-01-2009, 02:20 AM
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Re: Hope I didn't make a mistake

It takes those guys along time to get a rifle togher I would call them up and tell them you want your money back.
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Unread 01-01-2009, 03:06 AM
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Re: Hope I didn't make a mistake

I kinda feel things will work out just fine for you.....
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Unread 01-01-2009, 04:28 AM
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Re: Hope I didn't make a mistake

Sako TRG's have a 60 bolt lift - even the trg-s models...if you can find one - mines not for sale...lol
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