Those darned big horn sheep are elusive…
and it’s Gun Pride Month, so shouldn’t I buy myself something to celebrate this high holy month? Something that would reflect the reason for the season? I’ve been looking at Seko, Accuracy International, Barrett, and CheyTac. It’s unlikely that anyone will buy me a rifle and so I’ll have to do it myself. I’m reviewing options. Since the big horn sheep where I live (Clear Creek Gorge) like to cling to cliffs 2,500 meters away, I need to pick up a hunting rifle that will deliver. My JP-LR07 in .308 simply lacks the range beyond 1,000 meters. The .50 BMG explodes the target and ruins the meat. So, maybe something between the two?
Monday is Gun Day so let’s look at a contender.
I’ve been looking at CheyTac for my next long-range solution hunting rifle. And while you’re asking me while I’d pay $15,000+ for the M-200 Intervention, it fills the gap between different platforms for me. (add another $5,000 for ammo) (add nearly $7,000 for the scope). Yes, it’s a $30,000 problem before we put the first round downrange.
It delivers sub-minute of angle accuracy, combined with the ability to engage targets of 2500 meters and beyond. With CheyTac USA’s Patented Balance Flight Projectiles® this platform delivers greater range and accuracy with less bullet drop and drift than any weapon in the world.
The problem with buying CheyTac isn’t so much the platform as you’re locked into their somewhat custom ammo. I’m sure that I’d spend some on the cartridges, but I’d also want to reload. In this case, it is the .408 CheyTac and .375 CheyTac. New dies, maybe new powder, new cases, new bullets, and maybe new primers.
The problem with the CheyTac ammo is that I’m stuck with their very good, long-range, partitioned bullets without the option of AP or API or Raufoss rounds.
What do y’all think?
It would mean a trip to Tennessee – and that means that I’d need to buy Frank a steak lunch in Chatanooga. So Frank, since lunch is in the balance, you don’t get a vote.