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Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

 
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Old 09-15-2011, 02:56 PM
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

I want to add one more thing for consideration in the criteria. We see alot of rifles come from companies that advertise them as long range guns. Then chamber them in huge rounds that have alot of potential and then they handi cap them with short barrels(24") or rediculous twist rates.

I have seen alot of ED Browns write up's on your rifles not to mention owning one myself and I do look forwar to hearing the results of this thread.
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

I'd second for Broz as well. Great guy who's straight forward and would do a thorough job.
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

I haven't been around this forum consistently for much more than a year, but Broz and LTLR have always seemed like honest, in the know guys, who have always lent a hand when someone needs answers.
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

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If you look at our website you'll see that the EOL rifles are spec'd differently than our standard hunting rifles. Take the .300 for instance. Our Outdoorsman has a 28" 1-12 twist whereas the EOL Outdoorsman has a 26" 1-10 twist. Our rifles were designed and built to get the maximum performance out of the biggest range of hunting bullets, 150 to 180 gr hunting bullets. The 1-12 makes sense. The EOL is designed specifically to shoot 210 Bergers. Not only does this require the 1-10 but we designed the chamber reamer so that we could maintain an OAL that will allow us to eject a loaded round, and still seat the bullets touching the lands. As for the barrel length, when you add about 1.5" of muzzle break to the end of the barrel you end up with almost 30", Bob Beck of EOL felt like the decrease in velocity of about 100 fps was worth a 2" shorter barrel. Easier to handle.

Even though we are a manufacturing company with 17 employees (in the rifle company, we have 50 in the stock company), we still build every rifle one at a time, and have the flexibility to make decisions based on what makes a better rifle rather than what makes more money.
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

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ICANHITHIMMAN

If you look at our website you'll see that the EOL rifles are spec'd differently than our standard hunting rifles. Take the .300 for instance. Our Outdoorsman has a 28" 1-12 twist whereas the EOL Outdoorsman has a 26" 1-10 twist. Our rifles were designed and built to get the maximum performance out of the biggest range of hunting bullets, 150 to 180 gr hunting bullets. The 1-12 makes sense. The EOL is designed specifically to shoot 210 Bergers. Not only does this require the 1-10 but we designed the chamber reamer so that we could maintain an OAL that will allow us to eject a loaded round, and still seat the bullets touching the lands. As for the barrel length, when you add about 1.5" of muzzle break to the end of the barrel you end up with almost 30", Bob Beck of EOL felt like the decrease in velocity of about 100 fps was worth a 2" shorter barrel. Easier to handle.

Even though we are a manufacturing company with 17 employees (in the rifle company, we have 50 in the stock company), we still build every rifle one at a time, and have the flexibility to make decisions based on what makes a better rifle rather than what makes more money.
Thats great to hear I have checked out the page. I Think its great you guys comming here and doing this asking for input. It speeks alot to the community we have assembled here.
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Re: Contest; Test a McMillan EOL Rifle

I just got back late last night. I sincerely appreciate and respect the opinions from the guys on here. We have probably the best forum on the net for honest opinions from many top dedicated shooters offering honest input that helps us all get better.

I agree all the names mentioned can do a very good job with this project. I enjoy reading reports from all of them. I want to sincerely thank all of you for nominating me for this project. I have the time, facilities and knowledge to give everyone an honest appraisal of the capabilities of this rifle from such a respected company in this business. I have several hunts coming up that it would work well on if McMillan wants a hunting test also.

Well, My wife just saw this and got very excited. She said "you know me and Bridger (my son) both drew Buffalo tags and that trophy deer unit again". I wonder if you were selected they would let us test it on that. Women.
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