R.Bros. Rifle Review

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by LIK2HNT, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    Had Travis at R.Bros. build me a 7mmWSM this year. The gun is beautiful and shoots great. Felt I should do a quick review. I had some problems with getting the accuracy with my reloads that I wanted, and Travis helped a lot. I must say that I am a Hunter, not a long range target shooter. Many can outshoot me at longer ranges, but I am working on that.
    719 yard group – prone w/bipod
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15129&stc=1&d=1354033532

    Winning combination
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15130&stc=1&d=1354033532


    First victim did not do this rifle justice. Short 130 yard shot with pin point accuracy.
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15131&stc=1&d=1354033532

    Second victim – Cow elk at 531 yards
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=15132&stc=1&d=1354033532

    The 168 gr Bergers really did a great job too. Both were one shot kills.
    Well, can not seem to get the pictures to post in the right spot, but at least they are in order.

    Thanks
    Bill
     

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  2. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle!!! I have one of these rifles built by Travis and it shoots awesome! Please post your rifle specs, load you used to take the game, fps, etc!

    Thanks for sharing the photo's
     

  3. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    I agree as well. I have a RBROS 7 Rem Mag. The rifle shoots amazing and Travis was super to work with. The guy will answer any question you have and really tries to do anything to make sure you are happy with the build he delivers to you. Everything he promised on my build he delivered. Im running norma brass , has to be neck turned, and using 71.5 grains of retumbo with 180 bergers getting 3050 fps in a 26" rock creek barrel
     
  4. TMR

    TMR Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Looks like the rifle is behaving well and doing its job. If its alright with you, I would like to put those pics up on the new website that is coming out in a week or so.
     
  5. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    That is a very nice looking stick, I'm digging the pic of the rifle sitting on your pack. Great scenery! Looks like a serious hammer as well. Well done & good shooting.


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  6. big mike 2121

    big mike 2121 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Gun, great shooting, and a GREAT Muley!!
     
  7. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    Thanks everyone, one of the best investments in hunting gear I ever made. I am looking forware to finding a place to pratice 1000yards to 1200 yards. Travis, you are welcome to use the pictures. I can e-mail you them and some more if you like.

    Bill
     
  8. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    Great pictures! You could pay a lot of money and not get an ad this good.
     
  9. rick523

    rick523 Well-Known Member

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    Good lookin rifle, nice shooting, and great pics, I also like the pic of rifle sitting on pack. Congrats!

    Rick
     
  10. .284

    .284 Well-Known Member

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    Looks good. Is that an htg stock from mcmillian with an adjustable cheek?
     
  11. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Here is a photo of my 7WSM that was built by Travis. Antelope and two groups shot at 100 yards. Travis builds an accurate rifle!
     

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  12. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Could we get a break down of build components and barrel contour from the OP, really dig that rifle and most of the rifles RBros turns out!!
     
  13. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    LIK2HNT, I really like your rifle, great colors! What contour barrel do you have?
     
  14. LIK2HNT

    LIK2HNT Active Member

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    Thanks for the coments everyone. I know this rifle can out-shoot my ability. Looking forward to improving my skills. Right now all I have been shooting is the Berger 168 gr VLD with a healthy load of H4381sc. I want to try the 180's, but presently do not have the time to experiment. Here are the specs.

    7mm WSM - R. Bros
    R Bros Rogue Short Action, Hunter Port, Fluted Bolt
    Broughton 1-9 twist, 5.75 Contour, Fluted, 26"
    McMillan HTG Stock (per specs below)
    13.5" LOP
    Swirly - 60% olive drab, 30% tan, 10% Black
    2 forward sling studs, one rear stud
    Decelerator pad
    Thumb wheel adjustable cheek piece
    Textured fore end and pistol grip
    BDL Floor plate
    Jewell Trigger 1.5lbs
    20 MOA Rail
    Pillar Bedding
    OD Green Gun Kote metal
    Nightforce NXS 5.5 - 22 x 56mm
    NP-R1 Reticle
    Zero-stop

    Weighs about 14.5 lbs field ready. In the Eberlestock X3 lo drag or gunslinger packs you really don't notice the weight. Until you strap on 45 lbs of meat to a pack that weighs about 35 to 40 lbs without the Rifle.:)

    Thanks again Travis

    Thanks
    Bill