My Equipment

LH 6.5 Creedmor

  • 6.5 Creedmoor built on a Tikka T-3 action
  • Glades Armory custom bolt knob/ handle, that has been trimmed
  • Bartlein 1:8.5 twist, Rem Varmint contour, finished at 25″ (not including brake)
  • Manners T-4 stock
  • CDI Precision detachable bottom metal
  • EGW aluminum 20 MOA picatinny base
  • Badger Ordinance steel rings
  • Bushnell ERS 3.5-21, G2 reticle
  • JEC Customs muzzle brake
  • Atlas bipod
 I started shooting coyotes with a 22-250 and will always have one in the tool box. It occasionally gets taken on a coyote calling outing, and it gets the most rounds put through it in late May/ early June, every year, on the annual prairie dog trip in the Texas panhandle. I shoot 75 gr. Hornady A-maxes in hand-loaded ammunition.
  • Shilen Heavy Varmint contour, 1:8″ twist
  • Stockade Gunstocks Prairie dog/ Tactical stock
  • Stockade detachable bottom metal
  • EGW 20 MOA base
  • Burris Zee rings
  • .22-250 Rem built on a Savage 10 action
  • Bushnell Elite Tactical 4500 6-24X Mil/Mil First Focal Plane

 

7mm Rem Mag. This was a very long project, and all of the parts were very carefully selected. I wanted a dedicated hunting rifle that was lighter than the .260 Rem (which is about 14 pounds), I wanted a rifle that was more powerful and that would provide more energy capable of making an ethical shot on game as large as elk, and just for fun I wanted a rifle that would stabilize a bullet that would maintain supersonic flight to one mile.
  • Remington 700 action
  • Rock Creek Light Palma contour, 1:8.5″ twist, 26″ long, fluted by Kampfeld Custom with a spiral flute to reduce weight, plus it looks really cool!
  • Manners T-4 stock
  • Badger Ordinance detachable bottom metal
  • EGW 20 MOA base
  • JEC Customs brake
  • Pacific Tool and Gauge oversized bolt knob
  • Talley Tactical aluminum rings
  • Vortex Viper PST 6-24X Mil/ Mil First Focal Plane.
  • I shoot 180 gr. Berger VLD Hunting bullets in hand-loaded ammunition.
  • The bipod in all of the pictures is a Harris BRM-S 6″-9″. This model has leg notches that locks the length of the legs and they cannot slip at all! The infinately adjustable models rely on how tight the rifleman tightens the screws to lock the leg length, and that leaves room for them to slip causing you to lose your sight picture, or even worse, allow your rifle to fall over. The “S” in the model name means swivel. It allows the rifleman to correct cant. The scope/ rifle alignment should be level with the world. In other words the scope shold be directly above the bore of the rifle. Placing the bipod on the ground or a barricade almost always means the support is not level. Having the ability to cant the rifle into level is vital! I have a U.S. Optics anti-cant device on the .260 and have been moving it to each rifle, as necessary. That is about to stop since JEC Customs is making his own version of an anti-cant device. The Harris bipod has had a hard life with me, and it still functions just like it did when it was new. I am really considering trying out an Atlas bipod some time this year.