Super Rifle

Last week my buddy Chris Ellis stopped by. Chris does media relations work for the Freedom Group and Timney Triggers. He was headed off on a pronghorn hunt and had with him a Dakota model 10. He wanted to set the zero for long range. He fired a three-shot group at 100 yards using Remington AccuTips and it was a neat little 1/2 inch cluster.

Using the Sierra Infinity program we calculated where he needed to sight-in for a maximum point blank range on a six inch target. His next group was another half-inch cluster as was the one I fired. That rifle would flat shoot. (It also kicked like the devil. It’s a 7mm Remington Magnum and only weighs about 6 pounds.)

Chris' pronghorn taken with a Dakota model 10 in 7mm Rem. Mag.

Chris sent me this photo the other day. He took this nice speed goat at a bit over 350 yards in a 15 mph wind. Not a bad shot but with a rifle that costs $ 4000 +, you ought to be able to shoot good. (As a side note; Chris, you need to lose those cheap camo sun glasses on your next hunt.)

 

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Born and raised in the West Virginia hills, Richard literally grew up in the woods. He has chased coon hounds until daylight, waited out whitetails perched high in an oak, canoed the New River and hunted from the Montana Mountains to the Green Hills of Africa. During service in the Army and later as a municipal police officer and Special Agent with the railroad police, Richard obtained numerous certifications in small arms instruction. He has trained military personnel, law enforcement officers and civilians in the application of firearms for defensive, competitive and recreational use. Richard won the West Virginia Governor’s Twenty Award for law enforcement, the West Virginia National Guard State Pistol Competition and earned his Distinguished Medal with pistol. Badge turned in, Richard is now a contributing editor for several magazines. He was the compiling author of the book, Rifle Bullets for the Hunter and conceptualized and contributed to Selecting and Ordering a Custom Hunting Rifle. Richard also contributed a chapter to the John Velke book, The True Story of the Baldwin-Felts Detective Agency. Richard has patents on a riflescope reticle and a revolutionary bullet testing media. A hillbilly at heart, Richard lives on Shadowland - his shooting range in West Virginia - with the most understanding wife in the world, their three kids and a very protective ridgeback hound.
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