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McMillan’s Ultra-Long Range Hunting Rifles

McMillan Group International recently introduced a EOL Mountain Extreme rifle line optimized for extreme performance while hunting at long ranges. Developed in conjunction with TV host Bob Beck of Extreme Outer Limits, EOL McMillan Mountain Extreme rifles are built for the EOL Mag series of cartridges. The EOL Mag series utilizes a standard Ultra Mag parent case, but with very long, high-VLD (very low drag) bullets that are seated out longer than usual to free up additional powder capacity inside the case. The result is higher velocity and less bullet drop at extreme ranges.
McMillan’s EOL Mountain Extreme rifles feature a McMillan G30 Long Action, ejection ports and magazine boxes that can accommodate .338 Lapua and other similar-length cartridges. Throats are specifically cut for the EOL Mag cartridge series. EOL Mountain Extreme rifles deliver extreme performance with EOL Mag ammunition, but can also fire factory Remington Ultra Mag ammunition when desired.
Long barrels maximize velocity and benchrest quality precision components deliver superior accuracy. A unique nickel-plated bolt shroud, bolt stop and muzzle brake set the EOL Mountain Extreme series apart visually from the rest of the McMillan line of hunting rifles.
“Everything about the EOL Mountain Extreme line is designed for extreme performance at ranges where standard rifles and standard cartridges are at their design limits,” said Kelly McMillan, president of McMillan Group International.
Three models are available featuring traditional and tactical styled stocks. Custom EOL Mountain Extreme line includes three custom rifles: EOL Mountain Extreme Yukon, EOL Mountain Extreme Alpine and EOL Mountain Extreme Denali.

The EOL Mountain Extreme Yukon features a McMillan Outdoorsman stock with Monte Carlo cheekpiece for scope use. The stock geometry tames the recoil of large magnum cartridges. McMillan’s EDGE graphite technology is used in the stock to save weight. A long 27″ barrel maximizes velocity at long range. Barrels are premium, hand-lapped match grade for superior accuracy. Barrel fluting preserves stiffness of the heavy contour barrel, but saves weight and facilitates cooling.

Yukon
Yukon

EOL Mountain Extreme Yukon Specifications:

  • Action: McMillan G30 Long Action
  • Caliber: 7 MM EOL Mag, 7 MM Rem Ultra Mag, 300 EOL Mag, 300 Rem Ultra Mag, 338 Lapua
  • Trigger: Jewell
  • Stock: EDGE Outdoorsman, Khaki Base with Gray and Brown Specks, 13.75″ LOP with 1″ Decel 2 UM Studs
  • Barrel: 27″ Match Grade Stainless, 1-8″ Twist – 7MM EOL Mag, 1-10″ Twist – 300 EOL Mag, 1-10″ Twist – 338 EOL Mag, #4 1/2 Contour, Fluted with Vais Brake
  • Floorplate: Standard Hinged
  • Finish: Black Metal Finish, NP3 Muzzle Brake, Bolt Stop and Cocking Piece Housing
  • Case: Hard Gun Case Provided
  • MSRP: From $6,775
Denali
Denali

The EOL Mountain Extreme Denali adjustable A3-5 tactical stock caters to hunters who prefer tactical features in a firearm. The adjustable cheekpiece positions the head optimally for scope use in any shooting situation. The vertical pistol grip is suited for comfort during long shooting sessions. McMillan’s EDGE graphite technology is used in the stock to save weight. A long 28″ barrel maximizes velocity at long range. Barrels are premium, hand-lapped match grade for superior accuracy. A heavy varmint barrel contour is employed for accuracy-enhancing stiffness, with fluting to save weight.

EOL Mountain Extreme Denali Specifications:

  • Action: McMillan G30 Long Action
  • Caliber: 7 MM EOL Mag, 7MM Rem Ultra Mag, 300 EOL Mag, 300 Rem Ultra Mag, 338 EOL Mag, 338 Lapua
  • Trigger: Jewell
  • Stock: EDGE ADJ A3-5, Khaki Base with Gray and Brown Specks, 14″ LOP with 1 Decel 3 UM Studs
  • Barrel: 28″ Match Grade Stainless, 1-8″ Twist – 7MM EOL Mag, 1-10″ Twist – 300 EOL Mag, 1-10″ Twist – 338 EOL Mag, Varmint Contour, Fluted with Vais Brake
  • Floorplate: Standard Hinged
  • Finish: Black Metal Finish, NP3 Muzzle Brake, Bolt Stop and Cocking Piece Housing
  • Case: Hard Gun Case Provided
  • MSRP: From $6,895
Alpine
Alpine

EOL Mountain Extreme Alpine features a McMillan Dynasty stock with a comfortable palm swell, Monte Carlo cheekpiece for scope use, and stock geometry specifically designed to tame the recoil of large magnum cartridges. It utilizes McMillan’s EDGE graphite technology to save weight. A 26″ barrel maximizes velocity at long range. The heavy #4 contour barrel is premium, hand-lapped match grade quality for superior accuracy. Barrel fluting preserves stiffness of the #4 contoured barrel, but saves weight and facilitates cooling. The Alpine is offered in 6.5 x 284 Norma.

EOL Mountain Extreme Alpine Specifications:

  • Action: McMillan G30 Long Action
  • Caliber: 6.5×284 Norma
  • Trigger: Jewell
  • Stock: McMillan Dynasty, Khaki Base with Gray and Brown Specks, 13.5″ LOP with 1″ Decel 2 UM Studs
  • Barrel: 26″ Match Grade Stainless, 1-8″ Twist, #4 Contour, Fluted with Vais Brake
  • Floorplate: Standard Hinged
  • Finish: Black Metal Finish, NP3 Muzzle Brake, Bolt Stop and Cocking Piece Housing
  • Case: Hard Gun Case Provided
  • MSRP: From $6,775

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McMillan Adds Caping Knife

Handcrafted knife is specifically designed for delicate work in small areas.

McMillan is best known for its lines of ultra-accurate high-end hunting and tactical rifles, but it also offers custom hunting knives. Recently, McMillan added to that line a small caping knife that’s specifically designed for the fine, detailed cutting necessary when removing a hide that’s going to be mounted.

McMillan Caping knife
When caping an animal, you don’t just remove the hide from the head, you also have to split the lips, nose, and eyelids, and also turn the ears inside out all the way to the tips. And you have to do all of that preferably without cutting a hole through the cape or yourself.

When caping an animal, you don’t just remove the hide from the head, you also have to split the lips, nose, and eyelids, and also turn the ears inside out all the way to the tips. And you have to do all of that preferably without cutting a hole through the cape or yourself. I ran a small taxidermy shop before getting into publishing, and have some experience when it comes to what works and what doesn’t for caping. What works is a sharp blade–one that’s fine, nimble and light, but not so light that it “flutters” around in your hand. For me, caping in the field always meant two knives–one a Victorinox 3 1/4-inch paring knife, and the other a small X-Acto knife with an extra pack of replacement blades. After removing the cape, I’d find a smooth stone about the size of a baseball and stretch the hide over that so I could carefully pare down areas using the Victorinox, and when I got to the delicate areas, I’d switch over to the X-Acto and its razors.

It would be nice to do both the major and fine work with a single knife, so I’m anxious to give the new McMillan a try this hunting season. I see several things going for it as a possible one knife replacement for my two. For one thing, I like its size.  Like the paring knife I’ve been using, the McMillan Caping Knife is big enough to manage making a “Y” or “7” incision at the back of the skull, but is also small enough that you can control it during that incision. Another thing I like are the small serrations along the top of the blade so you can more easily control it using your finger. That’s the type of control needed around the lips, nose and eyes. Finally, it’s made for McMillan by DiamondBlade and from what I’ve read on DiamondBlade, the darn things just stay sharp.

If it holds its edge, then this knife should be just the thing for guides who cape their client’s trophies. For everyone else, it’s a handy size for general utility and camp use.–Scott Mayer