THE BUILD, PART 3: BEAVERTON

September 14 2017

Choosing the Leupold scope that’ll ride on the Ultimate Sheep Rifle The third and final stage of the Ultimate Sheep Rifle build brought us to Leupold headquarters in Beaverton, Oregon. Have a look as KUIU’s Jason Hairston and Leupold's Tim…


THE BARREL

August 30 2017

PROOF RESEARCH CARBON FIBER Guest post by Chris Polley, Marketing Manager, PROOF Research There’s no question that hunting sheep requires a degree of artfulness, and a PROOF Research carbon fiber-wrapped steel barrel adds just the right amount of science and…


THE BUILD, PART 2: MONA

July 25 2017

Learn what makes the 6.5 Creedmoor a great option for sheep Phase two of the Ultimate Sheep Rifle build consisted of diving into the ballistics of the 6.5 Creedmoor and looking at the unique performance characteristics of the all-new Barnes LRX…


CHOOSING THE CALIBER

July 25 2017

How we arrived at the 6.5 Creedmoor There are countless reasons for the rise in popularity of the 6.5 Creedmoor in recent years. It shoots fast and flat with light recoil. Its bullets generally have exceptional sectional densities and ballistic coefficients, which…


ABOUT THE PRICE

July 17 2017

A few words on the cost of the rifle We've noticed some recent concern about the price of the Ultimate Sheep Rifle, which we are happy to take a moment to address.    It's important to remember that this is a custom rifle (not a production firearm) built to meet…


THE DEMANDS OF SHEEP HUNTING

July 13 2017

Tremendous sacrifice is required for the ultimate prize The pursuit of wild sheep is widely defined as the most demanding and adventurous hunting that North America has to offer. Most of the remote and rugged country which sheep inhabit provides extensive logistical…


THE STOCK: MANNERS EH8

June 28 2017

Choosing the proper foundation You don't build a sports car on a sedan chassis, and you don’t build the Ultimate Sheep Rifle on just any old stock. With its carbon-fiber shell and super-light fill, the Manners EH8 offers the ultimate in strength, rigidity, and…


THE BUILD, PART 1: STURGIS

June 21 2017

An inside look at how the rifle came together Three months since its conception, the Ultimate Sheep Rifle is complete. After meeting with Jason Hairston in March at the Remington Custom Shop, where we identified his wants and needs for the rifle and chose the…


Weighing the Options

June 05 2017

When it comes to backcountry gear, go light…but not too light If there's a universal mantra of any backcountry adventure—be it hunting, camping, mountaineering, or skiing—it's "ounces become pounds." That is to say, when you start making concessions for a few…


Step 1: Choosing the Components

June 04 2017

Building the lightest and strongest rifle possible In March, KUIU founder Jason Hairston visited the Remington Custom Shop in Sturgis, South Dakota, where we presented him with a number of options for each component that will comprise the Ultimate Sheep Rifle.…


The Genesis of a Brainstorm

June 03 2017

How the plan for the project was hatched It started with a simple question: "What would the ultimate sheep rifle look like?" Now, through an unprecedented collaboration of the foremost high-country authorities, that question will be answered. The Remington Custom…