Oceania World Heritage Rifle Underway


The 2018 World Heritage Rifle for the 2018 SCI Convention, in honor of Oceania, is proudly presented by Ryan Breeding.

The .375 H&H rifle will be built on a double square bridge Magnum Mauser action. This is a classic rifle for big game hunting.

The cartridge has the capability to take down the trophies of this Australian and New Zealand region; anywhere from water buffalo to banteng and red stag.

Ryan Breeding rifles are a treasure. There is no production line. It is a one-man show. The metal work, woodwork and even parts are designs only seen in a Breeding custom rifle.

This artist believes in building every rifle as if it were for himself. No rifle leaves his shop any less than perfect.

A normal rifle project would typically take 12 to 18 months. This project, from start to finish, can be approximated at three years. In almost triple the time, there is no reason to suspect any less perfection than the rest of his fine work.

“Almost all of the parts were specifically designed for this rifle,” Breeding said.

Ryan Breeding, left, is making the fourth rifle in the World Heritage Rifle Series. With Breeding is John Bolliger, maker of the first and fifth rifles in the series.

In his 35 years of business, his primary concern has been “functionality and reliability,” said Breeding.

The stock design is intended to soften the recoil, while the custom designed sights are higher for proper alignment.

Breeding’s magazine boxes feature a failsafe floor plate catch to prevent unwanted loss of cartridges. Another distinction, and most appreciated by hunters, is that the trigger is placed farther back in the guard. The distance protects the hand from injury that may be caused due to recoil.
Breeding was ahead of his time, as many of these original designs have gained traction in this industry.

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