High Tech Customs

Precision Built Custom Rifles

3109 N Cascade Ave Suite 103



My life long friend and spotter, Steve Kelley, Don-Manning-Testimonialand I took a trip to New Mexico to a ranch we often visit to have a little fun. We shoot off a ridge that allows us to shoot with the wind, almost, across a creek bed, and up a hillside that runs almost a mile. This not-so-smart dog came up just left of the 1000 marker, and I killed him with the 4th shot. We used a Swarovski 1600 rangefinder to range back to the shooting table. The High Tech Customs rifle is built on a Remington 700 action with a 29 1/2 inch heavey Lilja SS barrel with an HTC muzzle brake, chambered for 6.5x284, in an HS Precision target stock with a Jewel trigger. The scope is a Leupold VX-111 LR Target 8.5x25 with a 30mm tube with a varmint hunter reticle mounted with Leupold 20 degree off-set base and rings. I used Black Hills gold ammo. They load 142gr Sierra HPBT in Norma brass at about 2980 feet per second. It was the driest, and the fewest number of prairie dogs there I've ever seen and too windy to shoot long range most of the trip.


Thanks Rich!
Don Manning