January 3, 2016

"Be Wery, Wery, Qwiet. We're Hunting Wabbits:" Mauser Made a 1,000m Rifle

Lots of uses for a 1,000 meter shot in the coming year:

When a customer complained to Mauser that its M12 rifle is 'not fit for purpose', Mauser's Robert Sajitz wanted to know why. What is wrong? Can Mauser fix it? the answer is yes - and it is easier than the experts at Mauser thought. The customer said that the rifle was incapable of shooting at 1,000 metres. Well, that's a long way further than Mauser expected. So Mauser added a rail that allowed a 1,000-metre shot. but is the rifle up to it. We ask long-range expert Andrew Venables of WMS Firearms Training. h e puts it up against a standard .338 Lapua sniper rifle on one of his big ranges in West Wales.

HT Never Yet Melted

Posted by gerardvanderleun at January 3, 2016 11:37 AM
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Enjoyable watch.

Posted by: Casey Klahn at January 3, 2016 12:50 PM

First time I fired my .348 at a 100 yd target I missed completely and couldn't tell by how much, even after 4 shots. I moved to the 300 yd target and the shot hit but was 10" too high. I went to the 600 yd target and the shot was dead center. At 100 yds the bullet was still climbing. Science is necessarily involved when shooting at long range targets.

Posted by: ghostsniper at January 3, 2016 1:36 PM

My wife and I own a piece of property with a 1000 meter plus rifle range. Shooting at this distance separates the rifleman from the wannabe. Windage, air temperature/density, altitude, slope, sun position, etc., make for some interesting adversity. Add a moving target to the mix and learn what you are made of. Necessary is a precision rifle, excellent optics and precision ammunition.

Posted by: Terry at January 3, 2016 2:07 PM

For those interested, the other rifle in the video is a Prairie Gun Works (PGW) .338 Lapua Timberwolf made in Winnipeg. It is in fact a rifle used by the Canadian military as a sniper rifle. Also available to the public.

Posted by: rw at January 3, 2016 5:27 PM

Thanks, rw. How long until Shiny Pony issues a royal decree to have PGW converted to a dildo factory?

Posted by: Doug at January 3, 2016 6:32 PM

If you want a real challenge, attend Boomershoot, an annual long-range event held in Idaho each spring. The targets are "reactive" - that is, they explode - and are set from 385 to 700 yards out. There are two sizes of target: 4" square and 8" square. If you can consistently hit a 4" target at greater than 500 yards, both you and your rifle are exceptional.

Posted by: Kevin Baker at January 4, 2016 4:57 AM

Was looking at the Prairie Gun Works site and their LRT-3 gun and they have the product available for download in pdf format in English and Arabic.

Not spanish.
Not french.
Not even russian.
Unusual, no?


Posted by: ghostsniper at January 4, 2016 6:19 AM

Had to Google "Shiny Pony". Blazingcatfur, thank you for that. As for PGW making their site available to those who read "that way", what could go wrong? I jest. How ominous.

Posted by: Will at January 4, 2016 6:44 AM

Even many of today's field grade Remington's, Savage's, etc. can shoot MOA or better with good hand loads. I suspect that has much to do with modern manufacturing processes and good steel in the barrels to work with.

A good barrel, very consistent hand loads with a GOOD bullet and a Timney trigger (or equivalent) are the primary fundamentals to an accurate rifle. This helps with the "art" of shooting long range.

I would appreciate any other opinions from Ghostsniper.

Posted by: Snakepit Kansas at January 5, 2016 6:51 PM