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Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

 
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Old 05-28-2013, 08:40 PM
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Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

Yep, that's right.. I did it again! This time it is a mid-weight whitetail hunting rifle chambered in 6.5x47 Lapua. Unfortunately I was unable to be present for the build, but I will be for the next one. The big brown truck showed up earlier this afternoon with a package from Mr. Gradous and oh boy was I pleasantly surprised when I opened the box, it felt like Christmas morning! The complete rig weighs in at 12.8 lbs with a loaded magazine, which seems like a feather compared to my tactical rig's. I quickly loaded up some rounds and headed to the range even though it was raining! I think just a little tinkering with the seating depth and not being in such a rush will produce better groups. I guarantee this rifle will shoot a heck of alot better than I did today! I look forward to testing it out on steel at a 975 yards next week.

Mr. Gradous explained this is the first 6.5x47 Lapua to be fully built on his HAAS CNC TL-1 lathe. He informed me this rifle has the spiral lock threaded tenon.

Thank you again for the great service and the excellent products you provide the shooting community!!


Specs:

Surgeon 591R
Surgeon DBM
Bartlein #3 1:8" finished at 24" .160 FB reamer 6.5x47 Lapua
Jewell trigger
McMillan A3 Sporter stock 50% olive / 25% black / 25% tan
All metal Cerakoted flat dark earth
Nightforce NXS 5.5-22X50 MOAR HS ZS
Nightforce .885" UL rings
Holland bubble level
Atlas v8.1 bipod
TAB gear sling















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Old 05-28-2013, 08:41 PM
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Re: Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

123 Scenars 3 shots:







123 Scenars 5 shots:








130 Berger VLD Hunting bullet 3 Shot groups:





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Old 05-28-2013, 08:51 PM
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Re: Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

Awesome rifle and sweet shooter! one thing, isnt that the A2 stock from McMillan?
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:17 PM
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Awesome rifle and sweet shooter! one thing, isnt that the A2 stock from McMillan?
Thanks for the kind words!

Nope its the A3 sporter

NEW! McMillan A3 Sporter Lightweight Fiberglass Stock
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:27 PM
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Thanks for the kind words!

Nope its the A3 sporter

NEW! McMillan A3 Sporter Lightweight Fiberglass Stock
oh, my bad, i see the difference now. Have fun and keep us updated!
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Old 05-29-2013, 01:28 PM
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Re: Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

A few group photos (4 Gradous rifles / 1 Surgeon Scalpel):












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Old 05-29-2013, 01:36 PM
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Re: Thank you Robert Gradous ...... AGAIN!

Hypocrite -_- your location says "behind a mark 4" and yet you just posted a bunch of pics of 5 rifles all with nightforce scopes.
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