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May 18, 2011

Review: McMillan Custom Collection Rifles

By David E. Petzal

On my legendary, almost mythical, nilgai hunt, I had the near-orgasmic pleasure of hunting with a McMillan Custom Collection rifle. McMillan is best known for making synthetic stocks that are the gold standard for that art form, but the McMillan family has, since the 60s, produced top-grade competition, tactical, and hunting rifles as well.

The Custom Collection consists of eight big-game rifles in varying configurations that use McMillan’s G30 bolt action (made in both controlled-round and push-feed versions), Lilja or Schneider barrels, Jewell triggers, and of course their own stocks. I had the chance to shoot four of the Custom Collection models ranging from .270 WSM to .338 Lapua, and can tell you that they are as fine and as accurate as anything you can get.

McMillan hunting rifles are a grim and purposeful flat black except for the bolt, which is coated with a mixture of electroless nickel and Teflon called NP3. It’s very tough and very slippery, and looks like pewter. McMillan makes a particularly effective muzzle brake, which reduced the recoil of even the bone-marrow-liquefying .338 Lapua to about that of an 8-pound .30/06.

Of all the rifles I say, my favorite was a Prestige model (pictured above) in .404 Jeffrey. This is McMillan’s dedicated dangerous game rifle, and even though it was right-handed, it was such a terrific gun that I considered having my left eye removed so I’d have an excuse to own it. I asked Kelly McMillan if I could have it, since I am entitled to expensive firearms. Kelly said he would be glad to give it to me if I gave him a check for a lot of money, and looked at me quite oddly for the rest of the hunt.

Go to mcmillanusa.com and you will see rifle after rifle that will cause you to say “To hell with the kids’ education. I want that!”

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from Armchair Mike wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Education is overrated and tends to depreciate while fine firearms usually increase in value.

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from fishdog52 wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Exceptionally well written story!
Reinforces the wisdom that it is better to have one truly good rifle, like a McMillan, rather than a safe full of drugstore guns. I was never that smart.

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from Happy Myles wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I assume the 404 Jeffrey was control feed?

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Dave Don't MOST PEOPLE look at you oddly?
As for the rifle, I'll take you're word for it that it's worth every penny in preformance. It has a simple, working rifle, look to it which is very appealing to me..I still would like a LAMINATE STOCK ON IT FOR SOME FLAIR. Working flair, that is!
ps-I like the COMBAT Knife I on the site, too; I may use this design for my next homemade knive project.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Sorry...meant "YOUR word for it"

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from MReeder wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I know there's beauty in functionality, but if I'm going to spring for that much cash I want something with a top-grade French walnut stock adorned with 24" to the line hand checkering and a little tasteful scroll engraving on the metal. Maybe even adorn the lilly and put a gold inlaid kudu in the floor plate. No worry about damaging it in the field -- if you could actually afford one, you could probably afford a pair. Otherwise, I think I'd rather buy a perfectly functional Rem. 700 with synthetic stock and stainless barrel and use it in the field. To each his own...

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from shane wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Good question, Happy. I would have guessed it was push feed going by the perfectly round, fluted bolt (Are we trying to save weight here? I guess .404 is pretty mild compared to most "dangerous game" chamberings.), but I checked the website and it's CRF. I'll have to have a look at their bolt now, because I don't know how this is possible.

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from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

it could be similar to Ed Brown's [apparently now extinct] Model 704, which externally looks like a push feed. It was also fluted.

Savage did it first with its Safari Express (M116SE) in the 1990's. They milled away the bottom half of the bolt face "wall of steel" to allow the cartridge to come up into the bolt face, then cut a Mauser-type ejector slot. Apparently there wasn't much demand for it, because Savage discontinued it.

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from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

there's even a Field and Stream mini article on it, but unfortunately, no photos

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/1999/12/savage-116-safari...

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from focusfront wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

davidpetzal:

I like guns well enough, but 'almost orgasmic pleasure'? That's over the top. Maybe you need to take a step back for a minute. Of course, if you had been talking about a Leica camera...

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from buckhunter wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I bet Dave himself smiled when he wrote, "I considered having my left eye removed so I’d have an excuse to own it."

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from NHshtr wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Dave, we both know that any REALLY PROVEN GOOD rifle is also made in a lefty model - otherwise it's only experimental.

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from 1uglymutha wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

education is what remains long after you've forgotten what was learned in school.....buy the rifle.

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from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

focusfront,

maybe after education, orgasms are overrated?

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from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I'm curious about the scope though. Illuminated reticle?

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from Lee Woiteshek wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I've got a Mcmillan Outdoorsman in .338 Win Mag. Kelly made the rifle to my specs. Its everything Mr. Petzal says it is. If you have a job just so you have the money to hunt in the fall and appreciate hand crafted tools, sell a kidney and get one of these rifles. You will never want anything in rifledom again, unless its another Mcmillan in another caliber.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Happy

They swing both ways, controlled-round and push-feed

MCMILLAN G30 PUSH FEED ACTION

Short Action $1450
Long Action $1450
Jewell trigger with safety $250

Dual Fail-Safe Ejector. The McMillan G30 push feed action uses a Remington-style plunger ejector, plus a secondary backup spring-loaded mechanical ejector that lifts up as the bolt body passes over it.

Bolt Raceways Are Cut with Wire EDM. Electrical Discharge Machining produces tighter tolerances, no tool marks, and a smoother sliding bolt.

Claw Extractor for Positive Extraction. The McMillan push feed action uses a “Sako-style” claw extractor of our own design. This produces positive extraction and push-round feeding.

No Tools Bolt Disassembly. The innovative G30 bolt disassembles easily without tools so you can clean the firing pin assembly.

-----------------------------------------------------

The PRESTIGE™

Action: McMillan G30 Control Round Feed long action

Stock: McMillan Prestige
Pillar glass bedding, free floated barrel
1"Pachmayr Decelerator
14" length of pull
1" Sling swivels
Custom presentation grade hardwood stock available as option
Barrel: Match grade stainless steel
Target crown

Integral barrel band with 1" sling loop

Integral express quarter rib and front sight

Floorplate: Drop belly 4 round capacity 1-PC stainless

Sights: Express style iron sights

Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz.

Calibers: BBL Length Twist
375 H&H Mag 24" 1x12
416 Rem Mag 24" 1x14

Finish: Receiver matte stainless steel finish on receiver, barrel and bolt. Black Floorplate

Case: Travel case with rollers included
Price: $6,325

--------------------------------------------------

Action: McMillan G30 short or long action

Stock: McMillan Classic Sporter

McMillan EDGE ultralight graphite technology

Pillar glass bedding, free floated barrel
1"Pachmayr Decelerator
13.5" length of pull
1" Sling swivels

Barrel: Match grade stainless steel
Target crown

Floorplate: Machined one-piece aluminum hinged

Sights: Drilled and tapped for scope, premium bases included

Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. to 7bs.

Calibers:

BBL Length Twist
270 Win 24" 1x10
308 Win 22" 1x12
30-06 24" 1x12
300 Win Mag 24" 1x12

Finish: Receiver matte black finish with NP3 bolt and black textured stock

Case: Travel case with rollers included
Price: $4,770
----------------------------------------------------

For the 30 cals, I recommend 1-10 twist

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Interesting to point out, push feed are a spin off of the Remington Model 700 including able to use 700's trigger assembly.

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from Del in KS wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Those are mighty nice rifles. However, if I spend $4K or more on a gun it will be a 28 guage O/U from Connecticut.

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from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Great rifle and excellent piece on hunting in Germany. Cheers, quality and luxury items are nice and noteworthy, however, anything over 2 grand better have 4wd, or a come with brand new 25 horsepower outboard if it is going to improve on my expanding collection of outdoor gear.

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from duckcreekdick wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

One of the best lead sentences ever to an informative and slightly off-beat article in the best Petzal style. I liked it!

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from ishawooa wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Similiar to my asociation with MS Cuthbert I have long lusted for a McMillan rifle but don't think I have ever had one in my grimy, lechurous, knarly old hands. I have owned a few of their "parts" which were used on some of my other rifles. Perhaps we should start up a poll of custom and semi-custom rifles (Hill, McMillan, Dakota, Cooper, Rifles, Inc, Montana Rifles, and others) to further educate ourselves on this topic and to determine who prefers what. Sure would be more interesting and entertaining than controlled vs feed or .270 compared to .280. A friend just ordered a Cooper Custom Classic (about $3700 or so) and must endure a 12-15 month wait. It will be a 6.5 x .284 which he believes to be pure magic. Too bad he owns a chronograph as he might eventually be disturbed by his findings unless he delegates himself to accept this 6.5 to only be what it is...a damn good cartridge, nothing more. I sure got off topic and for that I apologize.

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Perhaps when I can afford a bottle of 1907 Heidsieck Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard for $275,000, I just might look into buying a McMillan Custom Firearm. LOL

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from 99explorer wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

A tramp once asked Dagwood Bumstead for $200 to buy a velvet smoking jacket. When Dagwood replied, saying that he himself did not have a velvet smoking jacket, the tramp said, "Just because I'm poor doesn't mean that I shouldn't have nice things."
Unfortunately, the tramp was wrong. Such is life.

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from ishawooa wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

In my previous entry I obviously meant "control feed vs push feed". Also the fellow who has ordered the Cooper 6.5 is employeed as an environmental services technician or what we used to call a janitor. He said he has been saving on and off for several years and finally has accumulated enough cash for his drfeam rifle. It can be done if one properly prioritizes his savings and has a bit of luck.

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from dick mcplenty wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Makes no sense to pay mcmillan more for their POS cobbled rifles using a stock with fiberglass boat technology,when you can buy a Melvin Forbes NULA for half as much and have an action that has been used by Nosler to fire a million rounds and a stock designed using aerospace technology.

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from WA Mtnhunter wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Or, you can use clapped together piece parts and minor modifications to get a 1/2 MOA shooter called a Dr. WAM Special (aka KA-Whack). All for less than $600 minus optics!

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

WAM

My rifle less than "MOA" and less than $200 including optics!

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from Happy Myles wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Clay, the 1907 Heidsieck is too full bodied for my taste, so I will stick with the rifle

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from davidpetzal wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

To duckcreekdick: Thank you for the kind words. My all-time-favorite lead sentence is from Ed Zern's Exit Laughing circa 1969: "Lacking the low animal cunning necessary for a career in the law or politics, I decided to become a writer."

To O Garcia: "The twitching of two abdominal nerves does not bring lasting nirvana."--Ezra Pound

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from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I have an old friend that is going to give me a 1964 Weatherby rifle in .300 Wby. Mag. Any guesses to the value I can't seem to find anything about this rifle on the web?

He is very old and I have loaned him $100 several times without being payed back but he is an old namvet with barely enough money to survive on from the VA even though he did two tours of duty, so It is no big deal to me.... I kind of figure I owe him. I also gave him a Winchester 30-30 and a turkey gun too, so he kind of owes me too.

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from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Oh I am not going to sell the rifle, I just kind of wondered what it was worth.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

When I went to the Prestige section Mcmillan only said 375 and 416 Rem chamberings, no 404? I'll look more.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Dr R, no disrespect but I've seen this happen before, the ungrateful kid gets it all and then talks bad about the old man cause he didn't get more.
Hope you get what you deserve.

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from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

I'm not looking for a payback, I have spent thousands buying him breakfast and taking him on hunting trips. I was just curious about the gun. Actually I am not sure I want it, he tried to give it to his son and his son told me it kicked like the hammer of God and he didn't want it. And the son hunts with a Remington 7mm Ultra Mag.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Dr. R
I understand and I'm glad you did to, unlike some people. It's just that at my age I've had friends die and it seems their kids don't care as much about them as the money. When I check out my lawyer knows who to take care of, that's all I'm saying.

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from Armchair Mike wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Education is overrated and tends to depreciate while fine firearms usually increase in value.

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from Happy Myles wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I assume the 404 Jeffrey was control feed?

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from MReeder wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I know there's beauty in functionality, but if I'm going to spring for that much cash I want something with a top-grade French walnut stock adorned with 24" to the line hand checkering and a little tasteful scroll engraving on the metal. Maybe even adorn the lilly and put a gold inlaid kudu in the floor plate. No worry about damaging it in the field -- if you could actually afford one, you could probably afford a pair. Otherwise, I think I'd rather buy a perfectly functional Rem. 700 with synthetic stock and stainless barrel and use it in the field. To each his own...

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from 1uglymutha wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

education is what remains long after you've forgotten what was learned in school.....buy the rifle.

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from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Dave Don't MOST PEOPLE look at you oddly?
As for the rifle, I'll take you're word for it that it's worth every penny in preformance. It has a simple, working rifle, look to it which is very appealing to me..I still would like a LAMINATE STOCK ON IT FOR SOME FLAIR. Working flair, that is!
ps-I like the COMBAT Knife I on the site, too; I may use this design for my next homemade knive project.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Ralph the Rifleman wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Sorry...meant "YOUR word for it"

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from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

it could be similar to Ed Brown's [apparently now extinct] Model 704, which externally looks like a push feed. It was also fluted.

Savage did it first with its Safari Express (M116SE) in the 1990's. They milled away the bottom half of the bolt face "wall of steel" to allow the cartridge to come up into the bolt face, then cut a Mauser-type ejector slot. Apparently there wasn't much demand for it, because Savage discontinued it.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Del in KS wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Those are mighty nice rifles. However, if I spend $4K or more on a gun it will be a 28 guage O/U from Connecticut.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Drew McClure wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Great rifle and excellent piece on hunting in Germany. Cheers, quality and luxury items are nice and noteworthy, however, anything over 2 grand better have 4wd, or a come with brand new 25 horsepower outboard if it is going to improve on my expanding collection of outdoor gear.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from ishawooa wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Similiar to my asociation with MS Cuthbert I have long lusted for a McMillan rifle but don't think I have ever had one in my grimy, lechurous, knarly old hands. I have owned a few of their "parts" which were used on some of my other rifles. Perhaps we should start up a poll of custom and semi-custom rifles (Hill, McMillan, Dakota, Cooper, Rifles, Inc, Montana Rifles, and others) to further educate ourselves on this topic and to determine who prefers what. Sure would be more interesting and entertaining than controlled vs feed or .270 compared to .280. A friend just ordered a Cooper Custom Classic (about $3700 or so) and must endure a 12-15 month wait. It will be a 6.5 x .284 which he believes to be pure magic. Too bad he owns a chronograph as he might eventually be disturbed by his findings unless he delegates himself to accept this 6.5 to only be what it is...a damn good cartridge, nothing more. I sure got off topic and for that I apologize.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from 99explorer wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

A tramp once asked Dagwood Bumstead for $200 to buy a velvet smoking jacket. When Dagwood replied, saying that he himself did not have a velvet smoking jacket, the tramp said, "Just because I'm poor doesn't mean that I shouldn't have nice things."
Unfortunately, the tramp was wrong. Such is life.

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from Happy Myles wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Clay, the 1907 Heidsieck is too full bodied for my taste, so I will stick with the rifle

+2 Good Comment? | | Report
from davidpetzal wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

To duckcreekdick: Thank you for the kind words. My all-time-favorite lead sentence is from Ed Zern's Exit Laughing circa 1969: "Lacking the low animal cunning necessary for a career in the law or politics, I decided to become a writer."

To O Garcia: "The twitching of two abdominal nerves does not bring lasting nirvana."--Ezra Pound

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from fishdog52 wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Exceptionally well written story!
Reinforces the wisdom that it is better to have one truly good rifle, like a McMillan, rather than a safe full of drugstore guns. I was never that smart.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from shane wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Good question, Happy. I would have guessed it was push feed going by the perfectly round, fluted bolt (Are we trying to save weight here? I guess .404 is pretty mild compared to most "dangerous game" chamberings.), but I checked the website and it's CRF. I'll have to have a look at their bolt now, because I don't know how this is possible.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

there's even a Field and Stream mini article on it, but unfortunately, no photos

http://www.fieldandstream.com/articles/hunting/1999/12/savage-116-safari...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from focusfront wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

davidpetzal:

I like guns well enough, but 'almost orgasmic pleasure'? That's over the top. Maybe you need to take a step back for a minute. Of course, if you had been talking about a Leica camera...

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from buckhunter wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I bet Dave himself smiled when he wrote, "I considered having my left eye removed so I’d have an excuse to own it."

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from NHshtr wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Dave, we both know that any REALLY PROVEN GOOD rifle is also made in a lefty model - otherwise it's only experimental.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

focusfront,

maybe after education, orgasms are overrated?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from O Garcia wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I'm curious about the scope though. Illuminated reticle?

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Lee Woiteshek wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I've got a Mcmillan Outdoorsman in .338 Win Mag. Kelly made the rifle to my specs. Its everything Mr. Petzal says it is. If you have a job just so you have the money to hunt in the fall and appreciate hand crafted tools, sell a kidney and get one of these rifles. You will never want anything in rifledom again, unless its another Mcmillan in another caliber.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Happy

They swing both ways, controlled-round and push-feed

MCMILLAN G30 PUSH FEED ACTION

Short Action $1450
Long Action $1450
Jewell trigger with safety $250

Dual Fail-Safe Ejector. The McMillan G30 push feed action uses a Remington-style plunger ejector, plus a secondary backup spring-loaded mechanical ejector that lifts up as the bolt body passes over it.

Bolt Raceways Are Cut with Wire EDM. Electrical Discharge Machining produces tighter tolerances, no tool marks, and a smoother sliding bolt.

Claw Extractor for Positive Extraction. The McMillan push feed action uses a “Sako-style” claw extractor of our own design. This produces positive extraction and push-round feeding.

No Tools Bolt Disassembly. The innovative G30 bolt disassembles easily without tools so you can clean the firing pin assembly.

-----------------------------------------------------

The PRESTIGE™

Action: McMillan G30 Control Round Feed long action

Stock: McMillan Prestige
Pillar glass bedding, free floated barrel
1"Pachmayr Decelerator
14" length of pull
1" Sling swivels
Custom presentation grade hardwood stock available as option
Barrel: Match grade stainless steel
Target crown

Integral barrel band with 1" sling loop

Integral express quarter rib and front sight

Floorplate: Drop belly 4 round capacity 1-PC stainless

Sights: Express style iron sights

Weight: 8 lbs. 4 oz.

Calibers: BBL Length Twist
375 H&H Mag 24" 1x12
416 Rem Mag 24" 1x14

Finish: Receiver matte stainless steel finish on receiver, barrel and bolt. Black Floorplate

Case: Travel case with rollers included
Price: $6,325

--------------------------------------------------

Action: McMillan G30 short or long action

Stock: McMillan Classic Sporter

McMillan EDGE ultralight graphite technology

Pillar glass bedding, free floated barrel
1"Pachmayr Decelerator
13.5" length of pull
1" Sling swivels

Barrel: Match grade stainless steel
Target crown

Floorplate: Machined one-piece aluminum hinged

Sights: Drilled and tapped for scope, premium bases included

Weight: 6 lbs. 8 oz. to 7bs.

Calibers:

BBL Length Twist
270 Win 24" 1x10
308 Win 22" 1x12
30-06 24" 1x12
300 Win Mag 24" 1x12

Finish: Receiver matte black finish with NP3 bolt and black textured stock

Case: Travel case with rollers included
Price: $4,770
----------------------------------------------------

For the 30 cals, I recommend 1-10 twist

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from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Interesting to point out, push feed are a spin off of the Remington Model 700 including able to use 700's trigger assembly.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from duckcreekdick wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

One of the best lead sentences ever to an informative and slightly off-beat article in the best Petzal style. I liked it!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Perhaps when I can afford a bottle of 1907 Heidsieck Champagne from the Heidsieck vineyard for $275,000, I just might look into buying a McMillan Custom Firearm. LOL

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from ishawooa wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

In my previous entry I obviously meant "control feed vs push feed". Also the fellow who has ordered the Cooper 6.5 is employeed as an environmental services technician or what we used to call a janitor. He said he has been saving on and off for several years and finally has accumulated enough cash for his drfeam rifle. It can be done if one properly prioritizes his savings and has a bit of luck.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from WA Mtnhunter wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Or, you can use clapped together piece parts and minor modifications to get a 1/2 MOA shooter called a Dr. WAM Special (aka KA-Whack). All for less than $600 minus optics!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Clay Cooper wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

WAM

My rifle less than "MOA" and less than $200 including optics!

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

I have an old friend that is going to give me a 1964 Weatherby rifle in .300 Wby. Mag. Any guesses to the value I can't seem to find anything about this rifle on the web?

He is very old and I have loaned him $100 several times without being payed back but he is an old namvet with barely enough money to survive on from the VA even though he did two tours of duty, so It is no big deal to me.... I kind of figure I owe him. I also gave him a Winchester 30-30 and a turkey gun too, so he kind of owes me too.

+1 Good Comment? | | Report
from dick mcplenty wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Makes no sense to pay mcmillan more for their POS cobbled rifles using a stock with fiberglass boat technology,when you can buy a Melvin Forbes NULA for half as much and have an action that has been used by Nosler to fire a million rounds and a stock designed using aerospace technology.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 47 weeks ago

Oh I am not going to sell the rifle, I just kind of wondered what it was worth.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

When I went to the Prestige section Mcmillan only said 375 and 416 Rem chamberings, no 404? I'll look more.

0 Good Comment? | | Report
from Tim Platt wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

I'm not looking for a payback, I have spent thousands buying him breakfast and taking him on hunting trips. I was just curious about the gun. Actually I am not sure I want it, he tried to give it to his son and his son told me it kicked like the hammer of God and he didn't want it. And the son hunts with a Remington 7mm Ultra Mag.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Dr. R
I understand and I'm glad you did to, unlike some people. It's just that at my age I've had friends die and it seems their kids don't care as much about them as the money. When I check out my lawyer knows who to take care of, that's all I'm saying.

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from Jim in Mo wrote 2 years 46 weeks ago

Dr R, no disrespect but I've seen this happen before, the ungrateful kid gets it all and then talks bad about the old man cause he didn't get more.
Hope you get what you deserve.

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