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12-30-2005, 12:57 PM
I found this rifle to be quite interesting. The only turn-off is the price tag, but I think it worths the price for such well known builder as Mc Millan
12-30-2005, 2:40 PM
These rifles are most excellent. I shoot with a couple of guys who shoot T2Ks, and they are very happy with them. The biggest draw for me is the ease of barrel replacement. When you're shooting cartridges that are going to burn out your barrel in 1500 rounds, being able to buy a new barrel for $250 and install it yourself is a big deal. You can also have different barrels and change cartridges & lengths depending on what you're doing (e.g. 600yd high power vs. Palma).
Plus, there's no bedding to deteriorate, the buttstock is uber-adjustable, the bolt action is slick, and the trigger is excellent. Detachable box mags are also a plus.
If you build a top-flight bolt-action match rifle out of a Remington or a Winchester, you're going to spend about the same amount of money anyway.
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12-30-2005, 3:07 PM
Good review, I'd definitely look into the tactical model, but I'd rather have a barrel that can last a lot more than 1500 rounds. And I'd take this rifle over a souped up Remington or Winchester anytime.
12-30-2005, 3:57 PM
It's not the barrel, it's the cartridge. 6XC burns up barrels relatively quickly. If you get a .308 it'll likely last 4000-5000 rounds like any other good stainless .308 barrel. The Schneider barrels that McMillan uses for the T2K are good enough to win national championships, so...
Those who are competing and using the 6XC cartridge because of its good ballistics are wearing out a barrel every year and chalking it up to the price of being competitive. A lot of people (myself included) aren't willing to pay that price and so we shoot something else, like .223, .260, or .308. If I was shooting a T2K I might shoot 6XC, because I could change the barrel myself. But right now I can't change barrels without having a gunsmith do it, so I choose to shoot .260 and .308.
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