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Just got the new McMillan Adj. Tac Hunter...

 
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:57 PM
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Just got the new McMillan Adj. Tac Hunter...

Just got the new stock in. It feels way better than my old HTG. I can actually get a proper cheek weld and the thicker front end feels much better to me. Figured some of you might like to see it.

Props to McMillan, they designed a very nice stock with this one.

Specs are:

6.5-284
Stiller Predator LA
Jewell Trigger
ABS wrapped Rock Creek Liner 29"
PTG bottom metal
McM Adj. Tactical Hunter in McMillan 5 color camo
Zeiss Diavari 6-24x56

Total weight is 11.6 lbs as pictured. 11.0 lbs without the bi-pod.









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Old 04-29-2013, 04:09 PM
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Re: Just got the new McMillan Adj. Tac Hunter...

Nice rig! I am curious as to what velocities you will get from that barrel. Let us know how it shoots...
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:29 PM
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Re: Just got the new McMillan Adj. Tac Hunter...

I've had the barreled action for a couple years, just in a different stock. It shoots extremely well, half minute consistently.

I don't push my loads to hard for playing at the range.

I run the 140 Amax at 2990

the 140 VLD at 2960

My hunting load is the 127 Barnes LRX running at 3140. Its a pretty stiff load but very, very deadly.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:54 PM
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I've had the barreled action for a couple years, just in a different stock. It shoots extremely well, half minute consistently.

I don't push my loads to hard for playing at the range.

I run the 140 Amax at 2990

the 140 VLD at 2960

My hunting load is the 127 Barnes LRX running at 3140. Its a pretty stiff load but very, very deadly.
May I ask what your load data is for the Barnes? I have a 6.5-284 with a 26in barrel on order and just bought a box of 127LRX bullets. I am curious to find out how they perform. I hope they shoot well because I like the lead free concept for meat that my family and I will consume. I plan on using them for deer, antelope, and possibly elk if I am ever lucky enough to draw a tag. What have you shot with them and how did they perform? Thanks in advance!

Drift141
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:12 PM
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May I ask what your load data is for the Barnes? I have a 6.5-284 with a 26in barrel on order and just bought a box of 127LRX bullets. I am curious to find out how they perform. I hope they shoot well because I like the lead free concept for meat that my family and I will consume. I plan on using them for deer, antelope, and possibly elk if I am ever lucky enough to draw a tag. What have you shot with them and how did they perform? Thanks in advance!

Drift141
No problem.

My load is :

127 LRX
Lapua Brass
CCI BR2 primer
50.0 grains of H4350
jumping .030" off the lands

I started getting pressure signs at 50.5 grains in my gun so be careful.

This load shoots very well in my gun, just as good as the Amax or Berger. Between me and a buddy last year we killed 15+ deer and numerous hogs with them and they have been devastating to say the least. I can honestly say that for anything 600 yards and in, I won't use anything but barnes. I don't elk hunt, but I wouldn't be scared at all from using this load on one.

My experience with Barnes, so far, has been stellar. I just think you need to keep your impact velocity at or above 1900-2000 fps. So depending on your load, your max range may vary.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:27 PM
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No problem.

My load is :

127 LRX
Lapua Brass
CCI BR2 primer
50.0 grains of H4350
jumping .030" off the lands

I started getting pressure signs at 50.5 grains in my gun so be careful.

This load shoots very well in my gun, just as good as the Amax or Berger. Between me and a buddy last year we killed 15+ deer and numerous hogs with them and they have been devastating to say the least. I can honestly say that for anything 600 yards and in, I won't use anything but barnes. I don't elk hunt, but I wouldn't be scared at all from using this load on one.

My experience with Barnes, so far, has been stellar. I just think you need to keep your impact velocity at or above 1900-2000 fps. So depending on your load, your max range may vary.
Thank you for the info! What bullet do you prefer for 600+?
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:41 PM
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Thank you for the info! What bullet do you prefer for 600+?
I like the Berger 140 VLD. With its higher BC it retains it's energy better at distance. Plus it doesn't need as much speed to still get good expansion.
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