UPDATED AUGUST 2, 2021 READ NEW INFO BELOW!
There has always been the need for more compact weapons. To what extent is always debated. I believe there is truth in the fact big and slow bullets produce a higher bang flop ratio than fast moving super hard bullets. I have had 5-1 bang flop ratios with bullets below 2700 FPS MV vs 3,000 FPS MV. Bullet selection has a lot to do with this.
When watching some of our wonderful YouTubers or those with TV shows, we have seen all sorts of things. Remember a lot of this has a twist to marketing. When you see that Elk shot at 1000 yards and it stands there like nothing happened, then falls over, there is a magic there. That magic has to do with the slower velocity and for the bullet to perform what should be it's best terminal effect.
The Mountain Thumper series is along the lines of our core products. Even shorter rifles with silencers using bullets that produce great terminal effects. No one likes to chase game up over another ridge, very little trail to follow, etc. As sportsmen for ethical and physical wear, we want DRT. Using Nosler and Berger bullets will help us achieve this.
A great debate is a long range rifle can not be a short range rifle, and vice versa. Following our principles, we can finally say that debate can be put to bed. To achieve great ballistics, some sacrifice to trajectory is made. These differences are near null and void if you are trying to thread the needle through a bunch of trees close to you, across a valley and into a thicker group of trees. Probably shouldn't try that shot to begin with regardless of what you have in your hands. Unless, it is a laser. They have super flat trajectory..........
The smallest line of the Mountain Thumper will be our XSA-MAGNUM actions in 300 WSM and 338 WSM. These two will have 16.5" barrels. Ammunition will be matched to perform perfectly in those shorter barrels. Both will be capable of harvesting Elk sized game at 1,000 yards. Rifles will be between 7-9 lbs depending on how much Carbon Fiber we use.
The larger Mountain Thumper will be an XLA-MAGNUM action in our Norma Magnum offerings. They will have 19" barrels and depending on setup can harvest Elk sized game beyond 1300 yards. As with all of our rifles, the load data is provided with each. Or, buy as much ammo whenever you want from us. You will never have to run out of ammo!
We look forward to these marvels this year. Please email us to get a build slot. January was a great month and look forward to that continuing.
Richie aka PREZ