Just had a beautiful weekend to get outdoors. So my family went out and tested some long range loads at various ranges with the Mcmillan Outdoorsman test rifle. We all had so much fun I wanted to mention it before I got the pictures ready to download. The rifle is just a pure pleasure to shoot and the entire family enjoys shooting and hunting with it. My wife and son love it because of the light weight and ease of handling. My wife doesn't like my heavy long range rifles but loves to shoot this one long range it has such a good feel to it. Mcmillan thought of everything on this one from the slick feeding action to the ergonomic feel and precise craftmanship. It feels like a handy carry rifle but has incredible long range capability.
It is chambered in 300 EOL magnum which is a 300 RUM with a diffent throat for the use of long range VLD hunting bullets like the 210 Berger. We started out on a 400 yard target to check zero and let my wife and son get a good feel for the rifle. We dialed it in for 400 yards and shot a beautiful group right at an inch about 1/2" to the left of the bullseye. Great way to start off a good range session, .25 MOA for starters. We went on to shoot it at varying distances out to about .75 miles. I can't remember a group that didn't hold 1 MOA. I was getting my drops dialed in for my upcoming bear hunts. They are spot and stalk hunts so the range could be out there a ways. I really just can't say enough about the beauty of having such a light, easy handling hunting rifle capable of such extreme accuracy.
It is pushing 1 AM but just wanted to get a thread started about another range session with the rifle. I will be out of town tommorrow but Tuesday I will get some pictures up of some targets and all the fun shooting it. All of our groups were with my Retumbo accuracy load and the 210 Berger long range hunting bullet. I will list all that data with the target pictures. Even with the lightweight rifle and the heavy 210 grain bullets along with heavy powder charges my wife thought the rifle was very pleasant to shoot. When we are concentrating on the target and the rifle fires the recoil is just not noticeable. Top rifle design, accuracy and the excellent muzzle brake
make this rifle a pleasure to shoot.