November 2nd, 2007

'Britactical' Rifle Places Third in Euro Match

6.5x47 Lapua tacticalOur most recent Gun of the Week was a 6.5×47 Lapua Tactical Rifle built with a Surgeon Action, Krieger Barrel, and McMillan stock. Built for Rob Hunter to use in a European Military and Sniper Competition in the Czech Republic, this rifle proved it’s mettle in its first-ever competition. Vince Bottomley, who smithed the rifle, reports: “Just to let you know… with his ‘Britactical’ rifle, Rob finished a magnificent third in Czechoslovalia–out of thirty-odd shooters. Not bad for a brand new rifle and cartridge.” Well, done, Robert! We are pleased to see how a gun evolves successfully through concept, building, and finally, performance in the field. This shows that, if you endow a rifle with the best components, such as the U.S. Optics 5-25×58 SN3 scope shown here, good things can happen.

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