Sunday, July 5, 2015

Recently Completed Legend Heading North

The recently completed Legend pictured below will soon be on its way into the British Colombian wilderness. The owner hopes to use this 270 Winchester to take a coveted Stone Sheep Ram and perhaps a Moose if the opportunity arises. The rifle is fit with a light weight 22" Krieger C/M barrel with all the external hardware made from steel. The completed rifle balances very well between your hands and at 8-lb's 5-oz's is light enough for any extreme mountain hunt and heavy enough to allow the shooter to settle in and place a precise shot at extended ranges from a sitting or prone position when required.

I am really beginning to warm up to the S&B Summit Scope and it may now be my favorite 1" scope for all around hunting situations. I have been very impressed with the clarity of the scope but more importantly impressed with the mechanical integrity of the scope and the generous eye relief. While I do know of one Summit having given a client some issues, knock on wood, so far I have had experienced only excellent performance while testing Summits at the range. I will be putting one through the ringer soon on a rifle of my own. If I could change anything it would be to modify the 8A reticle so it would duplicate the typical American Duplex. I have long since given up trying to understand reticle design featured on European manufactured scopes.

This Legend shoots extremely well with a 140gr TSX hand-load and will no doubt be "enough" bullet for any BC Moose if the owner places the bullet into the bread basket. I would feel well equipped with this rifle as I sat among the lichen covered rocks, elbows resting on my knees as I scanned the basins around me for the telltale sign of the off white rumps of feeding rams.

Photo's by Kevin Dilley-Klik Photography

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