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  1. I have everything. Just waiting for the rifle. The 375 Cheytac (To the left of 50 BMG) loaded with 353 grain Lehigh Solid Match. I can push this baby at 3200 fps and will remain supersonic to 2,750 yards depending on the elevation.
  2. Desert Fox

    Load Development For a 2 Mile Cartridge

    Holy cow 136 grains of Retumbo. This is just a starting load.
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    Load Development For a 2 Mile Cartridge

    LOL, It's both weight and effective muzzle brake. My 50 BMG weigh over 30Lbs. My 338 Lapua at 16.5 lbs, This new 375 Cheytac I'm building would probably in the neighborhood of 28 lbs.
  4. Went to shoot Ultra Long Range Match near Barstow Sunday with a dozen other guys form Arizona, Nevada and Northern California. This is a monthly shoot sponsored by some local gunshop and few company in the industry like Vortex, Cutting Edge Bullet and Snipertac to name a few. Three 40"X 40" target were placed at varying distances starting from 1,860 yards, 2,162 yards and the farthest being 2,610 yards. LED Light equipped with sensor placed behind the target will flash when the target is hit. This group are a dedicated bunch with the best equipment and rifle money can buy. I never seen so many Desert Tech Rifle in my life. Few Guys were shooting 416 Barrett and 375 Cheytac. One Gentleman from Nevada was shooting Accuracy International with Schmidt & Bender PM II. We decided to shoot the farthest target first. You are given 1 sighter shot followed by 2 - 5 shot string for score. I took the lead after the first round, registering 3 hits at 2,610 yards. Two other shooter recorded the other 3. None of the 416 and 375 ever hit the target. The wind, although mild at 6 MPH were tricky, shifting left right, right left. By the time we shoot the next target at 2,162, the wind was now blowing between 15-20 Miles an hour. The mirages emanating from the heated desert sand made the matter even more worst. I'm compensating 5 mils for wind and still wasn't enough. I was pretty much throwing Hail Mary's at the target. I did manage to hit the target only once. Shooting the last target at 1860 was easy picking for the 416 and 375. I manage to hit the target 4 times. I placed 4th overall against a dozen other guys which was a surprised since I haven't shoot the rifle since January when I competed at World Shoot in Nevada. Hitting the mile and a half target was even surprising since the 300 grain Berger was already at subsonic speed. Overall this will be a good tune up for next year series. I'm hoping I can get my 375 ready because a Vortex Razor Gen II and a Custom Knife will be awarded to the winner of the spring classic. Here are the pictures from the match. The 2,610 yards target in this picture shows 6 hits, all by 300 Lead core bullet from 338 Lapua. 3 of these hit were from my rifle and the other 3 were from two other shooters. Judging from the impact, hit no 4, 5 and 6 has more splatter while hit no. 1, 2, and 3 has very little splatter. My 338 Ackley has more velocity and energy than the standard Lapua. Therefor I conclude that hit 4, 5, and 6 were probably from my rifle. If that's the case that is one hell of a three shot group.
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    First Appearance at Southwest ULR Match

    I'll do my best John. Not sure how much more life left on my barrel. I'm shooting this rifle since 2009. I'm hoping my 375 Cheytac gets here on time so that I can send my 338 to be fitted with new barrel.
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    First Appearance at Southwest ULR Match

    Ballistic Computer are pretty good plotting bullet trajectory these days as long as you inputed all data correctly. The wind is another matter. I struggled connecting at 2,160 yards when the wind start blowing between 15 to 20 miles an hour. At that wind speed the bullet is being blown 20 ft away from the target.
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    First Appearance at Southwest ULR Match

    Southwest ULR Match Traveling in from San Francisco to San Diego, Arizona and Nevada, 14 Shooters lined up with large caliber rifles with hopes of hitting targets 1 – 1.5 miles away. The weather forecast predicted an improving shooting condition, so the directors elected to start shortly after sun up; many of the shooters took advantage of this by way of a nice warm hotel bed the night before. However if there is one thing we know the weather forecast in the desert of the Southwest is not easy to predict. Instead of an improving condition we had the opposite. A true marksman is un-effected by conditions and we proved that Sunday morning! Vince Teach, our reigning Top Gun from last month, was first to connect at the 2615 yard target. Followed by two shooters making their freshman appearance with Southwest ULR, Amy Morgan connecting with her 4th shot at 2615 and Rommel Jimenea connected 3 times at 2615, giving him a healthy point’s lead. As the stages progressed more shooter were able to get on target and start chipping away at Rommel’s lead. John Harms recorded a hit at 1860. Gina Rossi had a pair of hits at 2160 and 4 hits at 1860 including a first round impact. Robert Propios, hit 3 times in a row at 1860, racking up bonus points. Eddie Vargas hit twice at 1860, welcome to the Mile Club Eddie! Scott Austin scored 4 hits at 2160, and 4 Hits at 1860. Tu Nguyen, the runner up, eclipsed Scott’s slim lead on the last stage by way of 2 hits at 2160 and then very impressive 7 hits at 1860, 70% is the highest distance hit ratio recorded so far at Southwest ULR, way to go Tu! But the Match was decided before Tu even pulled the trigger on his last stage. Randy Allen totally dominated, consistently connecting at each distance, once at 2615, 5 times at 2160 and 3 times at 1860. This is Randy’s second Top Gun title and as we close out 2018 Randy’s two-time Top Gun performance makes him the guy we all chase. Soon Randy will be changing from his tried and true 338 Lapua Magnum Desert Tech SRS to the new all new 37XC. Randy and Tu were both awarded $150 of Cutting Edge Bullets for their top finishes. Southwest ULR would like to thank Cutting Edge Bullets for their support! The Radelow Blades Spring Series starts next match!
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    First Appearance at Southwest ULR Match

    Yes, It's a mile and a half. Dialing for the shot, my Ballistic Program gave me a firing solution of 35.4 Mil (121.70 MOA). 1.9 Mil for Wind 5 MPH full value Environmental Conditions were as follows: (All these data from Kestrel had to be inputed to my ballistic computer program). Coordinates: 34 degrees.43 minutes North, 116 Degrees 9 minutes West (Ludlow, CA) Azimuth of Fire: 65 degrees North East (This is for Coriolis) Altitude: 1,404 ft. above sea level Relative Humidity: 48 percent Temperature: 54 degrees Barometric Pressure: 28.90 in/hg Think about this folks, At 2,615 yards the bullet will drop about 270 ft. With muzzle velocity of around 2,885 fps, the remaining velocity of the 300 grain Berger when it crossed the 2,615 yards will be around 980 fps. The remaining bullet energy is around 650 ft/lb (enough to kill human or deer). It takes 5 seconds for the bullet to arrive at the target. As a matter of fact, If you watch the video at the 7:35 segment, you can see me fire the rifle and it would take about 6 seconds for the RO to report impact.
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    New Project in the works

    Kind of weird the way KP made this barrel. I decided for a 34" finished length and the barrel came like that. That part has to be cut and threaded for muzzle brake so it doesn't really matter. I was there for a week at the beginning of the month. You should call me next time you're in the area. I'm there at least once a month, mostly on weekend.
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    New Project in the works

    You are right. The rifle is still to be chambered. The barrel is 1.45" and tapered to 1.25" to match the muzzle brake.
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    New Project in the works

    Finally I got everything but the scope.
  12. To me the perfect magnification for an all around scope is 3 X 10 Leupold Golden Ring or the discontinued LRS. With that magnification, you can pretty much hunt anything with it.
  13. Desert Fox

    Well, Happy Birthday to me

    Last Saturday, my wife and I were at our house in Nevada celebrating our 35th year anniversary and my 61st birthday. We went to Home Depot to get something for our kitchen and right across the street is the Sportsman Warehouse. As we walk out of Home Depot, I asked my wife if she doesn't mind going to Sportsman Warehouse to check the place. She said "Let's Go". As soon as we walked in, I immediately went to the gun counter to check the display. Right on top of the counter sit a 50 BMG Bushmaster BA50 grabbing the attention from the onlooker in the store. I immediately grabbed and fondled the beast like a sailor does to a prostitute in a bar. I can hear my wife standing just behind me asking if I like the rifle. I said I always wanted one but I will wait until we move out of California for good to get one, because the rifle is not legal in the state. She told me "So What! we are a Nevada residents also, "Who cares about California". "We will just shoot the rifle here". Your birthday is coming up Tuesday! if you like the rifle I will buy it for you. "Do you like it?" my wife asked. I hesitated for a moment and uttered something like "I don't know honey but, but..." before I can finished what I'm trying to say, I heard my wife telling the sales guy "Start the paper work, we're buying it!". Even the sales guys was stunned. Lo and behold, an hour later, I was dragging the beast out of the parking lot. Am I a lucky husband or what😮
  14. Desert Fox

    New Project in the works

    Rob, My 338 Lapua in the picture weighs about that. This rifle will be around 40 lbs when I'm done with it.
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    New Project in the works

    Rob, I expect 3200 fps + on a 38" barrel.
  16. Desert Fox

    New Project in the works

    I'm impressed with the quality of the Peterson Brass.
  17. Desert Fox

    New Project in the works

    John, I'm building a dedicated rifle for Extreme Long Range Competition (ELR). The action is the Stiller TAC-408 and it will be chambered for 375 Cheytac. I will use the 353 grain Lehigh Match Solid exclusively. I'm sending the rifle to K&P in South Dakota and have Ken Johnson install one of his match grade barrel. Hoping the rifle and shooter will be ready for next year King of 2 Miles and World Longest Shot Challenge.
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    And so it began

    The search for a light carrying rifle for hunting. My last hunt finally brought the realization that I'm no longer a young man. Logging 12 lbs rifle and 20 lbs of gear on my back pack is not fun anymore. So I decided I need to lighten my load starting with a new lightweight rifle that will weigh no more than 7 lbs including scope. I want a rifle that would shoot a heavy caliber round for long range work but light enough to carry around the field without breaking my back. I narrow down my choice between 28 Nosler and 7MM Remington Magnum. As much as I like the performance of the 28 Nosler, I still think the 7MM Remington is much more practical. I ordered an 8 twist barrel from Proof Research in Sendero Light contour and Stocky VG2 Carbon Fiber stock. The action is Ed Brown 704 clone with CRF bolt. I will be sending all component to Wheeler Accuracy in Montana as soon as the action arrived from Pennsylvania. I'm still looking for a scope that will weigh no more than 28 oz.
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    And so it began

    That's what I have on this rifle. It's the 4X24 with Impact 23 Reticle.
  20. Desert Fox

    Lab Radar

    Time to retire my Pact Professional Chronograph. It served me well but the technology is now obsolete. I will test this bad boy this weekend and compare the reading with my old Pact.
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    Lab Radar

    I'm experimenting using 87 grain V-Max with my 6BR. I thought 8 twist will be too fast for this bullet but turned out I was wrong. It's a tad slower than my 6MM Remington load but with 32.5 grain of Varget, the bullet will do 3075 fps. I think I can easily get another 50 to 75 fps more with careful hand loading.
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    Lab Radar

    Well, I went to the range this morning to do some shooting and at the same time, test the new Lab Radar. It was still dark when I got to the range and was bit foggy. The temperature hovered around 40 degrees. In this condition, my old Pact would be useless since there was not enough light for the optical sensor to function. Not so with Lab Radar. All I did was line the radar to the target and start shooting. This thing work like a charm and worth every penny. I was shooting my 6 BR and 6.5-47 Lapua. I heard from some Lab Radar owner experiencing error when Chronographing smaller caliber cartridge. I didn't have that problem with mine. I really like this chronograph. Here's picture from this morning shoot.
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    Lab Radar

    Glad to hear that John. No more back and forth in front of the rifle trying to line up the optical sensor and sky screen.. This Lab Radar is so user friendly and easy to set up. It can track bullet and record velocity drop up to 100 yards which is very useful when tweaking your bullet BC.
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