TESTIMONIALS – FIBERGLASS STOCKS
Several years ago I had you folks make me a stock for my Pre 64 Win Model 70, .257 ROB in winter camo. I am thoroughly pleased with that stock, and couldn't be happier. I use the rifle for a wide variety of hunting from caribou, to wolf, to marine mammals here in Northwest Alaska. It has seen the bottom of the boat, been strung to my back on long snow machine rides and the stock, minus a few scratches, is still solid. It is a great stock.
Thanks, for a true hunting quality stock.
I am the winner of the 2010 Wimbledon Cup Match at the National Matches at Camp Perry. The trophy was first presented in 1875 to the American rifle team attending the British matches at Wimbledon by Princess Louise, on behalf of the riflemen of Great Britain. The Wimbledon Cup has been presented to the winner of the 1,000-yard match at our National Matches since that date.
I wanted to write to let you know that the rifle I used to win this match was a Winchester Model 70 Classic, bedded in a McMillan Baker Special stock. I thought you might like to know that McMillan was again in the winning circle of one of our most prestigious long range shooting events.
Thanks for making a great product!
Richard L Kussman
Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
I have been a long time fan of your products. My father always told me that you have to have faith in your equipment, if you’re going to have faith in your shot. Those words stayed in my head from the first rabbit I took down with my .22 To the first time I went thru the Basic Rifle Marksmanship qualification course with my M-16, to my final stationary quall to get my B-4 qualifier at Fort Benning GA.
I am excited to have received my McMillan Model 7 stock in time for opening day of deer season. I wasn't sure it would be finished and shipped before hunting season began but thanks to your great staff, I received it in time. I own several McMillan stocks, and I am very happy with each one and with your company.
Thanks for the superior product and above ALL YOUR superior service. You have a lifetime customer in me.
TESTIMONIALS – CUSTOM COLLECTION
Before I head off to the wilds in Alaska in a few days I wanted to drop you a quick note to say how pleased I am with the performance of the .375 Prestige rifle.
I'm not unfamiliar with this caliber as this is my third one. The first, a fairly expensive production rifle, literally fell apart within a couple hundred rounds. I have well documented evidence of a string of problems but the straw that broke the camels back was when the recoil lugs let go and the whole back-half of the stock blew out. It was frightening and needless to say it was not something that you want to happen with a gun of this caliber. It was replaced by the manufacture after much time and effort on my part, but I no longer own its replacement.
The second was a not inexpensive custom made rifle by a reputable gun maker who is still in business, it has all the trimmings...one of your stocks, Lilja barrel, reworked trigger mechanism, Cerakote, express sights, etc. It shot well but there were small things about that rifle that never gave me the confidence I needed. At my loss and expense, there is now a new proud owner of that rifle and importantly if he never knows what to compare it with he'll be forever happy.
Now the Prestige...I had a chance to take it out to the range yesterday and put it through its paces with variety of loads that I had ready and waiting. I don't need to go into a long description on how well it performed because you know first-hand what I'm going to say. Nonetheless, in a few words it was fantastic. The fit and finish is everything I expected and more, the rifle comes up and points well, and even though I put quite a few rounds through it off the bench sighting in a scope and doing round development it never bothered me one bit. That simple statement says a lot in terms of how well this rifle is designed and constructed. Most importantly I have total confidence in this rifle as I head out into the bush. I don't even need to go into accuracy.
So for the last time, my thanks to you personally for your special attention to help me get this rifle on time and to all your associates who made this happen on your behalf.
Now I need to decide what I want next (I learned not to use the word need), yes, I will be back!
I'm on the Zambezi River, doing a problem Croc hunt with the Verlanders.
This involves the culling of 30 crocs! This region on the Lower Zambezi
loses a person, on average, every 4 days.
John Verlander recently purchased a 300 Win Mag Legacy from you. In 27 years
of guiding - tend to see most things, but I have to say this is one of the
finest rifles I have shot. It has consistently produced exceptional groups.
Croc hunting requires extreme accuracy. Your Legacy rifle has delivered!
Shot this huge leopard the other day in Zimbabwe using a .375 on a Montana Action and one of your Win. Hunter Stocks. Fantastic Rig. No change of impact through 20,000 of travel and very challenging hunt.
Thanks for a great product.
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I was recently in contact with your operation and they said they appreciate pictures. In the spring of 2011, after much research, I purchased one of your Prestige rifles in .375 HH for an elephant hunt. That July, I traveled with my children Lauren and Joseph to Maun, Botswana to hunt the savannah African elephant with Johan Calitz. On day ten, I was fortunate to take this 72 lb. trophy with a heart/lung shot. Your rifles and customer service are second to none! Here are a couple of pictures. Notice your rifle.
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Kelly,I went to the range last night to zero a new scope on my 30-06 Legacy that you built for me last year. I also wanted to try shooting the rifle for accuracy on the 300-yard range. Up to this point, I have only fired the rifle for accuracy testing at 100 yards, and I have spent the rest of the time practicing with it in the field
I zeroed the rifle at 200 yards and moved the target down to the 300-yard line. The first group I fired was just over an inch, which I thought was really phenomenal. I let the rifle cool off and I was really careful about watching the wind for the second group. When I checked the second group it was .640"at 300 yards.
I personally think that is about as good as it gets for a light sporter that weighs 7.5 pounds scoped using a hunting bullet.
I was using 60 grains of Ramshot Hunter and a 175 grain Barnes LRX in new Winchester brass. I have attached a copy of the group.
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I've just returned from our trip to New Zealand. It was a wonderful trip. I used your Dynasty Rifle chambered in 300 Win Mag. That gun is a real shooter. On the first day we took it to the range. I was using a new Nightforce scope so I needed to get it sighted in. After getting the scope adjusted we started shooting for accuracy. The first shot was right on the money and the following 3 shots cut the hole made by the first shot. This performance made me even more excited about getting on some game.
As you know, part of the reason for going to New Zealand was to test our new SAAMI compliant hunting bullets. To do this properly, I wanted to shoot as many animals as possible. Over the next 4 days I shot 71 animals including goats, pigs, wallabies and cull deer. Every animal taken was nailed with a good hit. Not a single animal was lost. The rifle is so comfortable and the action worked so smooth that it was a pleasure to shoot.
I'll add that I was not as careful with the rifle as I planned. The area we were in is very mountainous. Getting around on these mountains was not easy. In fact, I'm not embarrassed to say that I fell at least once each day. I paid for these falls with numerous bruises and stickers in my hands and arms. The reason I mention this is because the rifle found the ground and several rocks with each fall. Even with this abuse the rifle performed perfectly.
It is a testament to your skill as a gun builder. I was able to use a gorgeous looking rifle that shot as well as any competition rifle can. Add to that the fact that it is tough and functional. I just don't know how a rifle could be any better. Looks great, shoots awesome and it takes all the abuse I can put it through without any change in performance.
I'll be adding more McMillan rifles to my collection.
Executive Vice President
Berger Bullets LLC
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Just back from a hunt in New Zealand and the Tactical Hunter I ordered from
you performed great! She does not look new anymore. The Chamois hunt turned
into one of the roughest mountain hunts to date … steep rocky terrain. I was
more concerned about hanging onto the rocks, than worrying about the beating
the rifle was taking. In fact, when we finally made it back down my guide
said he wouldn't go up that one again. As a matter of fact neither will I!
The Chamois was shot at 378 yards with a good 20 mph cross wind. The
Swaroski Z-5 scope with the 4-W recticle worked great for the shot. My stag was shot
at 274 yards at a steep down hill angle. I shot the Tahr at 178yards. I ran
out of time for load development prior to the hunt, due to time and our high
windy days here in Southwest Kansas. So, I used chronograph factory
ammunition for this hunt.
I have a Bighorn sheep hunt this Aug-Sept in British Columbia. Your Tactical
Hunter will be used for this hunt as well.
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I just wanted to let you know how my first round of shooting went with my new rifle, Dynasty 300 Win Mag.
Shooting McMillans 180 gr. Tipped Tripple Shock ammo, my first 3 shot group at 100 yds produced a 1" group. I let the barrel cool and shot a second group of 3 at .45" and repeated the process for a third group at .44". Needless to say it exceeded my expectations.
Thanks for a great rifle.
The quality of the rifle is beyond words. It was probably the nicest feeling one that I have shot. I hope you guys make it a standard production gun, it should be a great seller. As soon as I can afford it, I am going to have you build one identical for myself. It will be the deer gun and the 300 RUM for everything else.
NOTE: This rifle is McMillan's Coues Deer Special 001 which had a Tactical Hunter stock on it instead of a Prodigy stock.
I recently purchased a McMillan Tactical Hunter rifle. My first time shooting the rifle I shot a .230" group at 100 yards using Federal Gold Medal 168 grain Sierra MatchKing BTHP. My choice of scope was Swaroski Z5 5-25x52. The rifle shoots great.
Howard A. Broussard
I just wanted to share with you this picture of a red sheep I hunted with your Outdoorsman at 350 yards. I am very happy with this rifle, the best tool for mountain hunting.
My best wishes for 2011
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My McMillan Dynasty 270 WSM is a true "tack-driver." I have shot many rifles in 29 years of military service and I have never seen a rifle shoot a bullet repeatedly in the same hole at 100 yards! I'll send you pictures.
Karl A. Schwartz
Here are a couple of recent targets. I am going to be using your 270 WSM Prodigy on several hunts this season. I enjoy your rifle very much.
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I know your busy, so I'll be brief. I'm dialed in. If a bull elk comes out to 600 yards, and I've got a decent rest, and I'm not fighting a wind, he's mine.
Last group was in a hurry as you would be in a field situation, at a target that had come off its backing at 425 yards and was flapping in the breeze, presenting itself edge on as you would turn the page of a book. I shot between gusts and would of been surprised if I hit paper at all. Three shots center to center was 3/38 inches. Less than the space in the palm of my hand. If I miss an elk next month the excuse will be looking into the mirror every morning when I shave. It can't be anything else.
If any of your clients ask for advice for what ammo to use if they don't reload for the 338 Win Magnum, I can give an enthusiastic recommendation for the 225 grain TTSX Barnes Vor-TX. Cableas and Cheaper than Dirt sells it for right now. I've just ordered five more boxes. Once the secret is out on this stuff, its going to be impossible to find.
As I mentioned before I've been chasing a McMillan rifle for twenty years. It was my Holy Grail. I could never afford it on a Police Officer's salary.
People who purchased a McMillan, keep them, and the pre owned market for these rifles simply doesn't exist. A slim window of opportunity came my way with my last active duty check, and I jumped at the chance to own this rifle.
I will say you don't fill a Ferrari with E 85 gas, and I shouldn't of tried to shoot this rifle with ammo from a relatively unknown manufacturer. It caused me to doubt myself, my optic, and the McMillan. Turned out it was none of them. Plan B with Federal TSX loading was infinitely better, but Plan C with the Vor-TX turned up golden.
As a retired Police Sergeant, at 52 years of age, I learned long ago that dreams almost never come close to reality. I say almost, because this McMillan is every bit as good as the dream. My only regret is that I am not financially strong enough to own a safe full of these rifles. I want to thank you again, and will drop a line sometime next month on the results of my first elk hunt.
"I’m having a blast with my McMillan G30 rifle. Recently I dialed in my hunting load and did some final testing. My target was a 12” gong at exactly 575 yards. I was 10 for 12. I believe I misread the wind a couple of times. I’m looking forward to three hunts this year, elk in ID, deer and cow elk in AZ."
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"Thank you for the McMillan Tactical Hunter rifle with a left-handed action in .308 Winchester McMillan built for me.
Today was the first chance to shoot the rifle. Wow! My Tactical Hunter has a Leupold VX II 3-9 x 40mm scope mounted on it. The ammunition I shot was Hornady A-Max Match. At 100 yards, the first six shots were in such a tight group that there was only one hole in the target. Enclosed is the target for proof. A few more shots and I had the group at two inches above the bull just where Craig Boddington says a rifle should be sighted in. The slightly larger fore end is easy to get used to and fits nicely on a Hart bench rest. The Tactical Hunter lives up to its reputation as written about in the Sports Afield article by Chub Eastman. I am happy to endorse this rifle for serious hunters and marksmen."
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"I have a McMillan Dynasty 300 Win Mag that is the best gun I have ever owned. "
"This is the smallest five shot groupI have ever shot with any 30 caliber hunting rifle."
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I wish I could shoot as good as this rifle does ...
30.06 Legacy Rifle
Thought I would drop you a line to thank you for my new McMillan rifle. I just returned from Kyrgyzstan on my quest for Marco Polo. The gun was subject to sub zero temperatures at 14000 feet for 18 days and worked perfectly. As you know I had no doubts about the rifle. I should know I own FOUR of them. Again many thanks.
My son finally got to shoot the gun you built for him. We ran five different reloads and one factory Remington loading for group accuracy. The 1 in 12 twist shoots the 165 gr bullets into 3/4 inches at 100 yards, but it shoots factory 180 Rem into 3/8 of an inch. These were three shot groups. You can really build an accurate gun. My Rem CS 300 RUM can shoot 1/2 inch at 100 yards, but only with custom Arizona Ammo and I'm down 28 rounds.
We thank you so much. Hopefully we can encourage others to invest in the most accurate 30 caliber I have ever seen.
Thanks for the great rifle. I am so happy with the feel and balance of this gun. It is truly the nicest gun that I have held, and I looked at a lot of guns. I will be using the rifle for hunting, primarily deer and bighorn sheep. I know I've made the best decision going with McMillan.
Thanks again, Great Gun!
I have been hunting big game for fifty years and have used several models and calibers of rifles. I purchased the McMillan Outdoorsman 300 Ultra Mag for my trip to Namiba, Africa. It is the best performing rifle I have ever shot in my life. The owner of the Uhlenhorst Safari Company fell in love with the rifle after shooting it and wanted to keep it.
Thank you Kelly McMillan for manufacturing such a great firearm.
I experienced a great Kodiak bear, squaring 10 ft. plus...1300 lbs., a great guide, a great hunt, and a great rifle with excellent training. Alaska Trophy Safaris took care of providing the most incredible hunt, and McMillan took care of providing me with a superior weapon system, my 375 H&H. McMillan also gave me the opportunity to train with their trainer/sniper that in my opinion was the reason I had no hesitation in taking a 215 yard shot at this monster bear. One shot, one kill.
If you’re going to Kodiak Island where you’re definitely are number two on the food chain, take along enough gun and make sure you have the confidence to use it. McMillan can provide you with both, and as a matter-of-fact they're going to build a .458 LOTT for my next hunt as well as provide another day of training.
A Midwest guy that is still smiling and will for years to come.
The first thing I did to get ready for my hunt was to get outfitted with a McMillan Dynasty rifle chambered in 300 Winchester Magnum, topped with a Swarovski Z6 in 3-18x50. I was fortunate enough to draw a Utah Buck/Bull combo tag and spent many hours preparing for what I hoped would be a great season. Hundreds of rounds made their way down the barrel making sure everything would be right on when the moment came.
When hunting season finally arrived, I was prepared. After spending much time hiking I eventually found a buck that met my criteria – his head wider than his ears. It took about an hour to get to a range I was comfortable with and I settled in to make the shot. The rangefinder read 458 yards and I was shooting at a slight decline. Deep breaths, a good rest, and the squeeze. When all was said and done, I found myself looking at my biggest deer to date, a 27" wide Muley that green scored 162" B&C. This was a shot I never would have taken with any of the equipment I had previously hunted with. I was glad to have a rifle in my hands that I knew could handle anything I threw at it.
TESTIMONIALS – EOL HUNTING RIFLES
I want to compliment you on the EOL Outdoorsman rifle you built for me. The gun shoots the lights out. On another note, I have never had a gun so consistent in the average velocity readings. A couple of weeks ago, I had a 6 shot string that measured within 4fps of each other on the chronograph. Now that is some consistency! I was shooting the 93 grains of H1000 load that Bob Beck developed. It is the ticket for that gun.
Extreme Outer Limits
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Good morning Maura,
See the attached pictures from our Range day at Dallas Swat Training.
This gun, the McMillan TAC-308, has less than 60 rounds and is unbelievable. Many operators shot your gun that day and were stunned at the accuracy that it delivered.
The "Maura Jean" just leaped to the top of the heap.
Please convey to everyone my thanks for the precision machining coming out of your shop.
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In 1988, I bought a McMillan M86 with a Parker Hale bipod and a 16x Leopold Ultra M1A. After a rather lengthy series of load development, I used 185 grain Nosler ballistic tips to shoot Target 1 in 1989. The pressures were so high that of the five rounds, three of the cases had primers that had disappeared. The rifle functioned flawlessly and gave no indication that the pressures were high. The group measures .24 inches. I never used that load again. I still have the rifle and I still shoot it. It is still utterly reliable.
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Last year, I purchased a McMillan SPEC-TAC-LR with a Premier 5x25. The SPEC-TAC-LR changed my expectations of what a rifle can do with factory ammo. I am enclosing Target 2, which is fairly representative of shooting with $16 a box factory ammo. While the group is .36 inches, four of the rounds are in .18-inch group. With Federal Gold-Medal, I have repeatedly placed four rounds under .1 of an inch. (The fifth round is always a tricky one.)
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I shoot a McMillan rifle because I want to know how well I can shoot. Other shooters can blame their rifles when they're having a bad day.
Thanks for making great rifles,
Here are some pics from the barrel break in I did Friday. I paired the gun with a Nightforce 8x32x56 with npr1 reticle and badger rings. I was shooting Hornady 750 Amax and got some great groups. I couldn't be happier with the gun it will just stack them on top of one another. This was prior to me changing my dope completely. The bottom round was a flier that was definitely my fault but the other three were all in there.
Irving Police Department
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I shot a seven (7) group, @ 100yds. Shot with Barns bullets military cases CCI #35 primers and H 50-BMG the scope is a Night Force 5.5x22-56. I was accused of intentionally drifting subsequent shots after the center disappeared, so I said I'll make a Mickey Mouse with the last two shots. As it turns out the gun is better at grouping than I am at art. (It looks more like a Grateful Dead Bear). I have 40 xs, Coopers, SASSs, custom 30 cals, XP-100s in 5 different flavors, and my McMillan TAC-50 is the most accurate shot to shot event to event gun I own, hands down. I wouldn't be able to do this with out McMillan training your school is awesome!!
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"I took first place in five out of six meets that I entered between 2009-2010 using a McMillan TAC-50 BMG. I won a total of 21 plaques. The TAC-50 performed well even against many custom built rifles costing significantly more than mine."
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The instructors were a bottomless cup of knowledge. Mark’s valuable insight from simple observation methods to a snipers capability of demoralizing the enemy were pertinent to our profession and added innovation to thinking outside the box.
I like the fact that he [Mark] sees sniping a bit different than us and has a lot of real world experience to back it up. It gets us out of the one-dimensional mindset.
Naval Special Warfare
Over the last couple tours, I’ve developed a lot of bad habits. This course brought me back into line.
United States Army
Good work with the coffee pot!!
Climate and terrain similar to Afganistan
Swedish Special Forces
I would like you to know about the Tactical Fifty BMG I purchased last year. I was very curious about its accuracy potential. Not at all worried about the quality of the firearm... really the accuracy potential of the 50 BMG cartridge it fires. To me, the obvious quality traits lie in the McMillan craftsmanship, from the stout action to almost indestructible stock. The blending of quality parts, Jewell trigger, match barrel, brake, tripod and the Night Vision Optics compatible scope rail are all outstanding. I started my load development at 300 and 500 yards. Well, I am here to state that there is NO accuracy problem with this combination. The 5.5x25x56 mm Nightforce with the NPR2 reticule proves a winning combination on this rifle. During load development I have not had very many groups over 1 minute and several load combinations at 1/2 MOA with a couple of near 1 hole 5 shot groups at 300 yards. Now that loads are developed, I intend to shoot this at 1500 to 2500 yards. This is a winner of a rifle. You can buy other 50 BMGs out there that just have a lot of boom or gee whiz...or buy the real tack driver ... TAC 50 with it you really can "Shoot to Win" and it'll get you a smile as well.
TESTIMONIALS –MARKSMANSHIP TRAINING COURSE
After the McMillan shooting class in March 2012, I worked up a load with the Berger 185 grain hunting VLD bullets for my .300 Win Mag Dynasty rifle. This is a recent (and final) load test from August 19. This 15" plate was at 800 yards. I missed the first one by misreading the wind and then I hit 3 in a row. (The wind was swirling a bit and was about 10 MPH). The first was 3:00, the second was 12:00 and the third was just above the bull. As you know, I love the rifle. The McMillan shooting class surely helped me to take my shooting skills to the next level. I'm ready for hunting season! Take care and keep up the great work.
Again, thank you.
John J. Smalanskas
My name is Michael Mayo.
I just returned home from a week with your employees and the guys at GPS. I was the red headed guy from NH.
After my experience, I felt compelled to contact you.
When I purchased my TAC-338 I made the buy on your reputation (McMillan International) alone. Which of course is outstanding.
After a week of marksmanship training and time in your shop – I am a believer. I believe in your rifles, in your company and its employees as well. Your hospitality, patience and commitment to customer satisfaction are outstanding as your rifles.
So please thank Ryan, Keith, Maura, Dave, Charlie and the guys at GPS for me. I will use everything I learned to excel to my full potential.
You guys have made a friend in New Hampshire. Please don't ever hesitate to call on me for anything.
PO Box 255
George Mills, NH 03751
I want to thank you, your family and Keith for inviting me to the shoot, to say the least it was a hoot. I had a great time and learned a lot about your rifles, which hopefully will translate into more sales. I got to see first hand what a quality rifle McMillan builds. I came away from the class with a greater appreciation for what a great product an American company in Arizona can build.
Again, thank you.
Cabelas Gun Library, Glendale, AZ
"I want to take the time to thank you personally. Special thanks to the McMillan family and the consulting representatives of the McMillan Group are also in order. All my expectations were exceeded. I am proud to own your product and I look forward to owning more."
Sean Watt, Canada
I want to thank you, Ryan, and your whole organization for allowing me to be part of your marksmanship course. The instructors from GPS were outstanding and very professional. It was one of the most enjoyable experiences I have had while training. I would very much like to do it again, if possible.
TESTIMONIALS – AMMUNITION
The ammo came today. The box looks great and this stuff shoots
Dr. Kevin Robertson shot a leopard using McMillan ADG ammo in .338 Win Mag with a 250 gr PP.
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