It's time to clean off our demo wall to make way for next year! We have several rifles that are ready to ship and in great condition despite light usage. This is your chance to get a custom tactical or hunting style rifle at a discounted price! We have load recipes and/or recommended ammunition for most of these rifles, so you'll be able to hit the ground running right off the bat. Click HERE to take a look at what we have available. Please get in touch with us through our Contact page for more information or to place an order for one of these rifles!
One of our customers, Jeremy Wallace, sent us this great story of how he filled his bull elk tag this year. Jeremy was using a 300 RUM rifle he built using a Northwest Action Works trued Remington 700 barreled action, which he had built by us as part of the Long Range Hunting giveaway that he won! He did a great job with load development and practicing with his rig, and here is the result!
It was unseasonably warm for the third week of October with highs consistently in the mid to upper 60s and the elk movement was slow. We hadn't seen much when late in the afternoon on the third day of a 5 day hunt we spotted 2 bulls in the timber 1,100 yards across from us at about the same elevation (7,600'). The bulls were wandering down the mountain our direction so we decided to lose some elevation and close up that gap. We got down to about 7,300' and the bulls were below us when they started hitting openings big enough in the timber for a shot. This was my third elk hunt but my first chance at a shot so I wasn't really trophy hunting I just wanted a shot. My brother was on the G7 range finder and the wind that was originally blowing around 6mph steadily all day had dropped down to nothing. As the bull approached the last opening my brother was consistently ranging the gap. 737 yards across. The G7 said to shoot it for 693. The guide asked me 3 times if I could make that shot and I assured him that the gun and myself were both up to the task. Then he said its getting late i need you to be sure you can put him down right there. I was. I twisted the turret on the Huskemaw and waited for the bull to hit the spot. When he got there I was surprised at how wide open it was where he was standing. I thought there would still be some brush and small branches in the way but where he was it was wide open. The cross hairs found him high in the shoulder when he stopped. I started applying pressure to the Timney 512 when the gun barked. I concentrated on my follow through knowing my brother and the guide was watching for the results. It turns out it was not needed. After the follow through I was back on the gun just in time to see the hit and hear my brother and the guides report. "He's down, nice shot". It caught the bull high in the shoulder, through the spine and exited out the opposite shoulder. The bulls legs tucked up tight under him and for a millisecond it looked like he was levitating. Then gravity took over and he went straight down on his belly, rolled 4 times down the mountain and only stopped by wedging into a down pine tree tangle. Hes not huge but I had to get started somewhere and I must say I am tickled. I can't say enough good things about the barreled action you guys built for me. Extremely fast, extremely accurate, and pretty darn good looking too. Thanks for a great elk, moose, mule deer, bear, whitetail, sheep, and caribou hunting rig.
We were already having a hard time waiting for the launch of Heavy Hitters Outdoors second season, but after watching this we just about can't stand it! This is an outdoor adventure show like no other on television and this great group of guys is working their ass off to put together an outstanding batch of episodes. Be sure to tune in when the season starts (which we will announce), and look for the Northwest Action Works custom rifles stopping game in their tracks
We just recently found out about this new bullet design coming from Hornady! If their claims on Ballistic Coefficient, accuracy, and terminal performance on game can be believed, this bullet may well come to dominate the long range shooting and hunting scene. Looks like they will also be offering a line of high quality ammunition topped with these bullets, which would be a great option for the non-reloader looking to get the most out of their rifle. We've had pretty solid success with Hornady's match grade ammunition in several cartridges so hopefully this will be on par. We will definitely be giving these bullets a hard look as they become more widely available, and will report on how they do with our custom rifles after a little load development. Here is a link to their page with information about the various bullets and specs: http://www.hornady.com/store/ELD-X