Saturday, October 27, 2012

Zambian Buffalo and the Legend 375 Ruger

Not to many years ago we were asked if we would consider building a Legend chambered for the 375 Ruger? The query came from Athol Frylinck a veteran Zambian PH and a shameless rifle collector. His request were pretty standard, the rifle had to hold 5 rounds, function under duress, be accurate and had to be made on a Pre-64 Model 70 not the current G series action. We ordered the reamer, found an action and began making the punch and die required to build the 4 round magazine assembly. While the project did present some challenges before it was completed the results met the goal 100%. Over the past 2 years the rifle has become a favorite with his clientele and he has been asked if he'd consider selling it more than once. Despite the perceived limitations of the S&B 6X scope and A4 reticle this Legend will consistently shoot Woodleigh 350gr Soft points and FMJ's into a ragged hole exceeding even our expectations. Pictured above is Athol and John Oosthuizen another PH of considerable reputation and Legend owner and the very rifle laying on it's most recent victim. The lower image is of the same buffalo and the hunter that took the buffalo. One might question Athol's choice of optics yet over the years we have learned to pay attention and keep an open mind to request that are based on experience derived from the trenches everyday. For Athol this rifle had specific guide lines to meet specific situations. The number of buffalo, cats and of plains game taken with this 375 is beginning to mount up. The skinning team can count on overtime whenever this rifle is in tow.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Legend Long Range reaches out twice

Bret Wursten shot this respectable Mule deer buck today in northern Utah. The buck was taken on a ranch managed by Todd Black of Black Timber Outfitters 435-770-9302. Bret used his Legend 300 Wtby and a 180gr TSX. While he freely admits he didn't allow for enough wind to begin with the proof as they say is in the pudding.  Then Brady Roth used the same rifle to take his first Mule deer a management buck with one round at 589 yards. Apparently the snow that blew in 2 days ago has the deer on the move

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just another manic monday

                     On any given day the following is taking place. Please do not try this unsupervised

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Legend 300 Wtby and a recently taken Yukon Moose

Bret Wursten just returned from a Moose hunt in the Yukon. His outfitter was Dan Reynolds of which he gave high marks for the logistics, camps, equipment, etc. Bret took this bull at about 200 yards in a typical Canadian downpour with a 180gr TSX hand-load of his own construction. In the 10 days Bret and his guide only saw one other Bull Moose. Both were called in by the guide from quite a distance. Bret's Legend has a switch barrel chambered for 375 Wtby which he has already put to good use in Africa. Beware of the one gun man, especially if it has 2 tubes.