Ian's SHOT Show Warload Rifle Scoop

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Len Backus, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Industry scoop! This rifle, called the Warlord, will be introduced to the world today.

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  2. Buffalobob

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    Well, I am not too interested in the rifle but the claw feet on the bipod are interesting although I try to avoid lying around in the white stuff.


    The bullet hole in the tail of the deer reminds me of my antelope shooting.
     

  3. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Ian is that tactical Icon chambered in the 30TC or 308win? Give us the scoop,
    details, available chamberings.

    I'll edit my dumb question, it must be a 308 with that box of Black Hills laying there.
     
  4. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    +1! Where do you get feet like that? Are they helpful? How? Thanks, Ian. Jon
     
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  6. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... looks like maybe a T/C Icon w/ a Manners stock...?
     
  7. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Looks very cool , Icon action Manners stock with Terry Cross adjustable comb hardwear. But what realy has my attention is the bottom metal , whos is that?

    very slick looking rig
     
  8. JLR

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    +1 on the bottom metal. Clips might come in handy sometimes.:)
     
  9. IChaseCoues

    IChaseCoues Well-Known Member

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    2 Days until SHOT Show!!!

    I really like that Icon!!
    Hope to meet up with some of you guys at SHOT.
     
  10. gator378

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    Warload

    So What???? What caliber and other data.
     
  11. BHP9

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    It looks like a Badger system, the mags look like AI's that I use on my PGWDTI Coyote in .308.
     
  12. oso

    oso Well-Known Member

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    I can not wait to see the results and hear the outcome!! Hopefully you will have pricing as well.

    Thanks Ian

    Kapac
     
  13. Ian M

    Ian M Well-Known Member

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    Just back from the SHOT show.

    In fact the Warlord did hold itself pretty well as far as drawing attention goes. We set it up at the GA-Badger Ordnance booth, which happened to have Tom Manners right next door.

    TC needed some info on what the rifle would do for SHOT so since I am fortunate to have some assignments on the Warlord I got to do the initial shooting. Truth is I had some great help from several guys, we shot in a blizzard the first day and very clear, cold conditions the second. Then the rifle went to the SHOT show and I returned home so I could jump a plane and head to Vegas also.

    This is one of the smoothest rifles I have shot, plus the combination of a Bartlein barrel, Warlord stock, custom made bottom metal c/w AI mags and the Manners T2 stock - very near perfection. A few improvements noted, they will be fixed. Bottom line the rifle was so comfortable and shot so well you would have expected it to be a custom shop rifle. This rig was patched together so they had a Warlord for SHOT. Shows that if you turn guys like George Gardner, Tom Manners and Mark Laney from TC, on a rifle building project the end result is amazing.

    No hard details about availability yet - expect something mid-summer but that is only my guess. Still a few decisions to be be made about the parts and pieces, but this first prototype is shooting so good they know they pretty much got it right.

    Will keep you guys informed
    ian
     
  14. boynty77

    boynty77 Well-Known Member

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    thanks

    that rifle looks great, it may be the first stock rifle I own ;)