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

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 338sniper, May 28, 2013.

  1. 338sniper

    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    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!!


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    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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    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    123 Scenars 3 shots:



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    130 Berger VLD Hunting bullet 3 Shot groups:



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  3. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome rifle and sweet shooter! one thing, isnt that the A2 stock from McMillan?
     
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    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    338sniper Well-Known Member

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


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  7. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Hypocrite -_- your location says "behind a mark 4" and yet you just posted a bunch of pics of 5 rifles all with nightforce scopes. :rolleyes:
     
  8. 338sniper

    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    LOL... That was before I became ejumacated!:D
     
  9. Wile E Coyote

    Wile E Coyote Well-Known Member

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    That's a fine lookin' family photo you have there! And from the target pics above, well behaved too:D
     
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    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    Thank you for the kind words.. They all shoot the same too! I have quite a few "one holers" hung up on the wall.
     
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    wc872 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! on such a fine rifle. See if you have time to take it to a long range Benchrest Match. Several of Robert's Hunting rifles have kicked our asses at the 1000 yard line.
    Semper Fi
     
  12. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet rifle and awesome groups! I love the group photo too, never seen $25,000 look so good!:D
     
  13. 338sniper

    338sniper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the compliment!