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#12077851 - 06/07/17 Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC  
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Does anyone own or have shot one of Len's rifles? If so, could you tell me your likes/dislikes? How it shot? I'm looking at a Mountain Rifle in 6.5 GAP. Thanks.

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Check the reviews on his website.


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#12079694 - 06/08/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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He has an entire forum. Check it out.

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Looking for personal experience from members on this site, thanks!

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Foothills of the Sierra Nevada...
I doubt many guys here own one of Lens rifles.



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#12083695 - 06/10/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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6.5 GAP is on the upper end of recoil I'd personally consider in a true Mountain Rifle... but it's in the conversation for sure. I'm having all kinda fun with a midweight 6.5 GAP. Very cool cartridge. The new 147 ELD...... nuff said. Can't comment on the rifle otherwise- would help if you posted pics/specs/links.


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#12083714 - 06/10/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: adam32]  
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#12083968 - 06/11/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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To all the guys who provided info, thank you. To Judman, what a jerk!

#12090408 - 06/14/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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Sako76, Please don't be dismayed, when you go onto a great public site like this you'll get great feedback and information but also once in a while a knot head. While I haven't personally owned one of LENS rifles, I've seen them shoot and shot a couple. Len builds a great rifle and have not ever heard of a dis-satisfied owner. Be aware they are put together to shoot long range accurately therefore are on the heavier end of the scale. Many rifle builders believe you need a heavier rifle to assure accuracy especially long range. If you want an accurate well built rifle Len's a great guy. I tried to buy one once from a seller and had several discussions with Len about it before I made the offer. He was a gentleman and very helpful with my discussion,unfortunately is was a couple hours late and missed the deal. Good luck looking for a nice rifle.

#12090480 - 06/14/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: disciple]  
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My brother owns 2. Both in 6.5GAP. He first bought the mountain rifle and shot an Antelope with it a few months later a long way out. Recoil is minimal in this rifle but because its light muzzle jump takes you off target a little longer than he liked. He ordered another one and had it built a tad heavier. Instead of a titanium action, a short action stiller and a heavier barrel. He can now spot hits through his scope at 400+

Recoil is a little less but nothing noticeable. They are both tack drivers.

I personally shoot a GAP in the same caliber and my rifle is a tad heavy for long hikes, so I am building one (starting next week) on a tikka action.

You will not be disappointed with one of Len's guns, regardless of weight.

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#12091114 - 06/14/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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Thanks guys, just the kind of info I was looking for. I've never seen any bad reviews on Len's rifles and I've never seen a used one for sale (I guess that's a good thing), this first hand info is great! Same with GA Precision, you don't see many used ones for sale. I called Ga Precision and they said they are telling their customers there is an 8 month wait for a build and hoping to deliver it in 6 months. Len's Mountain Rifle weights 6.5 lbs bare and 8 lbs even with a Swarovski 3-18 Sheep Hunters scope, just right for a western hunting rifle. I'll let you guys know what I decide to do. Thanks again to all.

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Exactly why my brother got his first one from Len. So impressed his next one was also from Len. And now hes waiting on a 28 Nosler build from Len. I guess you really cant go wrong.
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#12091665 - 06/15/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: TestedOnAnimals]  
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I believe you will find those rifles are actually built by others and marketed on that site.
Kevin Cram at Montour rifles builds quite a few from what I'm told.
So why not just deal direct?

#12097015 - 06/18/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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Originally Posted by Sako76
To all the guys who provided info, thank you. To Judman, what a jerk!

Ok, the last thing I wanna be is a jerk!! So I would simply decide what I wanted,and build it... save some $$$$ and build it to your specs... that being said, I'm sure lens rifles are dandys, if a guy wants to spend the scratch...

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Originally Posted by yobuck
I believe you will find those rifles are actually built by others and marketed on that site.
Kevin Cram at Montour rifles builds quite a few from what I'm told.
So why not just deal direct?


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To Judman, jerk remark taken back, I think we both need to take a step back and breath. Happy Father's Day all!

#12099151 - 06/19/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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#12100505 - 06/20/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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jetbrook--thank you!

#12115661 - 06/28/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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he has a good site/forum, and lots of good info on there...

#12116320 - 06/28/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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I'd look at MOA rifles, the Summit is 6 pound +/- and come with load development done. Pierce precision, boswell, and Hell Canyon arms all build nice sticks. I have a buddy of mine building a sub 5lb 1/2 6.5 Creedmore if you'd like contact info as well.

#12116914 - 06/28/17 Re: Len Backus Long Range Rifles LLC [Re: Sako76]  
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WRO--thanks for the offer, I appreciate it. I'm in the process of pulling the trigger on the Long Range Mountain Rifle.

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