Heavy Artillery: .375 CheyTac for 2 Miles

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35
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Our friend Darrell Buell has a new Beast — a monster 64-inch-long .375 CheyTac that weighs more than 70 pounds! Designed for ultra-long-range shooting (two miles and beyond), this beast represents the state-of-the-art in extreme long-range rifles.

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35

Darrell reports: “This rifle is pretty much purpose-built to shoot 2+ miles extremely accurately. It is a .375 CheyTac (lengthened) built on a BAT 2.5″ action. The custom 35″, 1:10″-twist Brux barrel is a fat, 2″-diameter ‘straight taper’ with fluting. A custom 5″-long muzzle brake is fitted at the end. All barreled action work was done by R.W. Snyder Custom Rifles. The stock was created to fit the build by PDC Custom, and the massive muzzle brake as well.” The “bridge” at the end may look like a barrel block, but it’s not — the barrel completely free-floats. (The Picatinny rail on top of the bridge allows use of an overhanging bipod as an alternative to the JoyPod).

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35
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Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35
Darrell has lots of elevation on tap: “With 150 MOA in the Ivey rings, another 20 MOA in the scope rail, 55 MOA in the Nightforce Competition scope, and 10 MOA in the FCR-1 reticle, there’s an impressive +235 MOA available.”

The bipod Darrell will be using for his ELR sessions and the ‘King of 2 Miles’ match is a custom counter-weighted JoyPod crafted by Seb Lambang. With the counter-weight, Darrell says his monster 70-lb gun “adjusts as smoothly as an F-T/R rig”. The glass is a Nightforce 15-55x52mm Competition scope carried in Ivey +150 MOA rings, which in turn are mounted to a +20 MOA BAT scope rail. Darrell says: “It’s been a heck of a couple months, getting this monster built in time, thanks particularly to Southern Cerakote, which turned it around in less than 24 hours.”

Buell’s Beast runs 350gr solid bullets at approximately 3250 fps. Check out the massive .375 CheyTac cartridge compared to a .308 Winchester:

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35

Want to see how this Beast shoots? Here’s your chance. Darrell will be running a 4000-yard Extreme Long Range (ELR) Training course in North Carolina, June 12-14, 2015. The class will be taught by Darrell, Maverick Stroud, and past High Power National Champion Sherri Gallagher. The closest target will be at one mile, with max distance 4400 yards. A few spots are still available (details below). For more info visit the LBI Precision Facebook page or email darrell.lbiprecision [at] yahoo.com.

4000-Yard ELR Training Course with Darrell Buell and Maverick Stroud
Dates: June 12, 13, 14, 2015
Location: New Bern, North Carolina.
Entries: A few course placements are still available.

Serious guns, serious distance. Anyone with a .338 Lapua Mag, .375 Cheytac, .408 Cheytac, .50 BMG, or variants thereof… do NOT miss this one. This North Carolina course is focused on Extreme Long-Range shooting. The closest target will be at one mile, and the furthest one will be past 4000 yards! The course will be a 2.5-day format. Friday afternoon will be spent on site, with ELR precision lectures by Pro ELR/PRS shooter/instructor Chase ‘Maverick’ Stroud, and long-range wind reading theory to practice lectures by Darrell Buell. Saturday and Sunday will be spent shooting out to a max range of 4400 yards. Throughout both live fire days, Chase, Darrell, Robert Vestal, and Christopher Sykes will be working with attendees on wind reading, position, and technique, with the goal of being able to put your first shot on steel at a mile or more, every time. Lunch and dinner is included, courtesy of our own shooter/chef Christopher!

Class size on this one will be extremely limited, to ensure maximum one-on-one instruction and coaching, so reserve your spots today. Price for this unique class is $1000. Send checks to Vestals Gunsmithing: 16230 Lee Hwy, Bristol, VA 24202. Credit cards accepted, call: (276) 669-9680. For more info, email darrell.lbiprecision [at] yahoo.com.

Darrell Buell ELR Rifle .376 Cheytac BAT Action 35

UPDATE — Sherri Gallagher Will Be Coaching
We are very happy to announce an addition to the NC ELR Course staff. Our good friend SSG Sherri Gallagher of Army Marksmanship Unit fame will be joining us. In addition to having won about everything possible to win in the High Power long-range world, Sherri is a wind coach and trainer par excellence. We’re happy to have her join us!

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