Sunday, November 17, 2013

458 Lott Legend And The Trijicon RMR06 Sight System

Over the last year we have had a number of inquires in regard to the Trijicon RMR sights and if they could be applied to our rifles? The questions we had seemed to work themselves out and I modified 2 Trijicon RM62 gunsmith bases that we finally acquired after quite a bit of effort to locate. The height of the stocks comb in relation to the height of the sight itself is as important as any other sight system. The Legends stock design and the RMR06 do work well together.

Anders arrived in Utah to hunt Mule Deer as well as have further work done to his Legend Heavy Sporter chambered for 458 Lott. This rifle has been used on one Elephant hunt already where he used both our Peep Sight and a S&B Zenith mounted in a set of our 30-mm rings. He did in fact use both sight systems to take two different Elephants. In short to try them both under field conditions.

One of his latest desires was to install the RMR06 as yet a third option. As we keep detailed records of scope mounts we make for each project I was able to duplicate the same radius that Brian had surface ground on the front ring to the underside of the RMR base, locate and drill the counterbores for the 8x40 screws and then have the base blued and ready for assembly when he stepped off the plane from Sweden. It took longer to drive to the range than it took to zero in the RMR06. He shot approximately 20 rounds to zero and test the system. He plans to use this rifle this winter in Sweden to add some wild boar to the menu for the holidays.

The Union Club In New York City Echols & Company Presentation

Last week I gave a Power Point Presentation to the Union Club In New York City. This presentation gave those in attendance a behind the curtain view of the construction process used to build both our Classic and Legend Rifles. My host Richard Turnure, club members, invited guest and the staff at the Union Club were most gracious and made my short stay quite memorable. This institution is steeped in history and it was an honor to be there. I have given these presentations all over the country for 20 years and find these engagements very enjoyable.

The last time I was in Manhattan was in 1979 when I applied for a position at Griffin & Howe. At the end of a two day interview I was offered a job but ultimately declined the position.

I would like to thanks those that were in attendance and hope the material covered was of interest to everyone.

Photo credit thanks to Wikipedia

Friday, November 15, 2013

The 2013 Mule Deer Season So Far

This has a been a good fall for some of our clients and friends. Lighting struck twice in Utah with LB's buck taken with Bucks and Bulls, Guides and Outfitters. LB's guide was Travis Adams and on a lease they have had for years. The buck was shot just at dark as he moved out of an Aspen patch to feed. The rifle used was made by Gene Simillion and chambered for 7mm Dakota.


The second buck was also taken in Utah again with Bucks and Bull Guides and Outfitters by a client of ours from Sweden. Anders had purchased a management tag and was to help cull some older breeding bucks that would never be considered by a trophy hunter. I was Anders guide on this hunt and I may have over-shot the protocol on this buck as I never saw the crab clawed fourth on the main beam. I will likely being clearing trails and mending gates this summer as disciplinary action for the oversight.  Anders made the comment that he saw more game on the first 2 days of the hunt than he might see in 2 years of hunting in Sweden. His shot was taken at 330 yards with a Legend 300 H&H Standard Sporter.

.This third buck was taken in Alberta by Chuck Nelson on a self guided hunt. Chuck said he past up 97 or 98 bucks before he had to be talked into shooting this bruiser, talked into? This buck was taken with a Left Handed 7mm Mashburn just shy of 300 yards. Chuck assembled the Mashburn with a LH Legend Stock and the help of some better than average Gun-Smithing talent in Canada.

      Talked into indeed.