Roughrider Gun Company

Roughrider Gun Company We build custom rifles. Long range rifles and long range shooting is our specialty. Custom load development is also an option that the customer has.
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Whether its an all out custom or a factory Re*****on we can tune your rifle to its optimal performance.

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03/29/2021

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#backcountry #adventures #steepanddeep #elkhunting #montana #wilderness

Elite PT Shane Weber picked up his new custom 6.5 Creedmoor! It’s hard not to like this caliber. They will drive tacks w...
03/26/2021

Elite PT Shane Weber picked up his new custom 6.5 Creedmoor! It’s hard not to like this caliber. They will drive tacks with about anything you put down them! Have a good day everyone. 👍👍

@proof_research @defiancemachine @tech.trigger #rgcrifle #longrangehunting #customguns

Hey folks, today is the deadline for the North Dakota big 3. Don’t forget! 🤞 Have a great day!#wapatiwednesday #backcoun...
03/24/2021

Hey folks, today is the deadline for the North Dakota big 3. Don’t forget! 🤞 Have a great day!

#wapatiwednesday #backcountryhunting #elkhunting #bigbulls #spikecamp #roadlesstraveled #muleskinner

03/19/2021

It’s Friday folks! Hope everyone has a good weekend! Here’s BR making sure his elk doesn’t go anywhere! 👍👊

KUIU Backcountry Kenetrek Boots Randy Newberg, Hunter Elk101.com

03/17/2021

Wow! Are coyotes tough little buggers or what?! Also, Is there such thing as the perfect coyote bullet for long range, short range, shoulder shots, gut shots and fur friendly? That’s a topic frequently discussed amongst coyote hunters! I believe the shot on this coyote was a little over 500 yards. The bullet was an 80 grain eld match coming out of a 22 creed at 3500fps. Personally I don’t think there is a perfect bullet for every situation. What are your thoughts?

#toughasnails #gutshot #bloodtrail #longrangehunting #spotandstalk

Application deadlines are quickly approaching! Is it your lucky year?!@elk101 #backcountry #elkhunting #heavypacks #long...
03/16/2021

Application deadlines are quickly approaching! Is it your lucky year?!
@elk101 #backcountry #elkhunting #heavypacks #longrangerifles @mannersstocks @proof_research Exo Mountain Gear MYSTERY RANCH BACKPACKS @defiancemachine @vortexoptics Brian Richard

Some cool stuff comes from Montana! Check out this @falkor_defense action! These things are sweet! Have a great day folk...
03/12/2021

Some cool stuff comes from Montana! Check out this @falkor_defense action! These things are sweet! Have a great day folks! 👊👍

#customrifles #precisionrifle #gunsmithing #machining #longrangerifles #rgcrifle

Ricky is pretty excited about his new 300 Norma Improved! Check out the diamond fluting on this barrel! Bad Ass rifle Ri...
03/09/2021

Ricky is pretty excited about his new 300 Norma Improved! Check out the diamond fluting on this barrel! Bad Ass rifle Ricky!

#kelblys @agcompositesaus @btindllc @tech.trigger @nightforce.nf @hawkins_precision #muzzlebrakesandmore #rgcrifle Ricky Coker

😍Check out the stock on this 22 creed! Manners calls the color “arctic molded.” Wow is it sharp! Once load development i...
03/05/2021

😍Check out the stock on this 22 creed! Manners calls the color “arctic molded.” Wow is it sharp! Once load development is wrapped up this fancy new rig is headed to Dickinson.
@proof_research @defiancemachine @tech.trigger @vortexoptics @mannersstocks @btindllc @hawkins_precision #rgcrifle Kim Olheiser

Jasper reported back and said his new rifle is shooting top notch! 👍👌 Awesome picture! Have a great day everyone👊#frosty...
03/01/2021

Jasper reported back and said his new rifle is shooting top notch! 👍👌 Awesome picture! Have a great day everyone👊

#frostymorning #customrifles #22creedmoor #rgcrifle

Mountain memories! 🏔⛺️🏔Have a great day folks! 👍#backcountry #elkhunting #highcountry #spikecamp #elk101 #wapati #wilder...
02/22/2021

Mountain memories! 🏔⛺️🏔
Have a great day folks! 👍

#backcountry #elkhunting #highcountry #spikecamp #elk101 #wapati #wilderness #bigbulls @seekoutside Trell Shypkoski Brian Richard Blake Brossart

😍 All guns are great! But, a well built custom leaves something to be desired! Happy Friday folks!! 👊
02/19/2021

😍 All guns are great! But, a well built custom leaves something to be desired! Happy Friday folks!! 👊

Terry is off to a good start! The first notch in the stock with his new 22 Creed! 👍👍 #predatorhunting #longrangehunting ...
02/16/2021

Terry is off to a good start! The first notch in the stock with his new 22 Creed! 👍👍

#predatorhunting #longrangehunting #22creedmoor #foxpro #coyotehunting #hornadybullets Terry Ochsner

Shout out to Matt and Mitch with ETCH out of dickinson for making us this badass 4’x4’ sign! Check out some of the incre...
02/12/2021

Shout out to Matt and Mitch with ETCH out of dickinson for making us this badass 4’x4’ sign! Check out some of the incredible work they have done with their laser! www.etchnd.com Thanks guys, you rock! 👊
Matt Davenport

Brass prep just got a whole lot nicer around the gun shop! The @hendersonprecision trimmer will trim, chamfer and debur ...
02/09/2021

Brass prep just got a whole lot nicer around the gun shop! The @hendersonprecision trimmer will trim, chamfer and debur all in one step while holding a .001 tolerance! Have a great day folks! Stay warm!❄️❄️🧊🧊

#caseprep #reloading #longrangehunting #precisionrifle #handloading

Josh ventured down to #oklahoma to test out the 6.5 PRC on some wild boars! That’s pretty awesome Josh! It’s fun seeing ...
02/06/2021

Josh ventured down to #oklahoma to test out the 6.5 PRC on some wild boars! That’s pretty awesome Josh! It’s fun seeing the pictures!
#longrangehunting #wildboar #hoghunting #porkchops #65prc #customrifle Josh Perleberg

Here’s a freshly finished 6.5 PRC! We tried an OMR carbon wrapped barrel on this one. The quality appears to be top notc...
02/05/2021

Here’s a freshly finished 6.5 PRC! We tried an OMR carbon wrapped barrel on this one. The quality appears to be top notch! 👍👌 Bad ass rifle Trent!

@agcompositesaus @omrifles @tikkafirearms @vortexoptics #rgcrifle Trent Landis

Here’s a dynamite night setup that recently left the shop! It’s mind blowing at just how popular thermal hunting has bec...
02/04/2021

Here’s a dynamite night setup that recently left the shop! It’s mind blowing at just how popular thermal hunting has become. Those poor coyotes can’t catch a brake! 🤔🤠

Coyote season is nearing its end but maybe Jasper can get out a time or two with his sweet new rifle! This thing is nice...
02/02/2021

Coyote season is nearing its end but maybe Jasper can get out a time or two with his sweet new rifle! This thing is nice! Have a good day folks! 👍
@agcompositesaus @mesa_precision_arms @defiancemachine @officialhsprecision @bartleinbarrelsinc #triggertech #rgcrifle Jasper Klein

A freshly assembled 6.5 Sherman Max is ready to roll out the shop door! This thing is light! It’s built on a defiance lo...
01/27/2021

A freshly assembled 6.5 Sherman Max is ready to roll out the shop door! This thing is light! It’s built on a defiance long action with a 26” barrel yet still weighing in at 7 lbs! Have a good day everyone!

@defiancemachine @proof_research @christensenarms #triggertech #rgcrifle #mountainrifle

Another coyote hunt in the books! 👍 Gladstone knights of Columbus teamed up with Dakota predator hunters and hosted a ve...
01/25/2021

Another coyote hunt in the books! 👍 Gladstone knights of Columbus teamed up with Dakota predator hunters and hosted a very fun and well ran event!
This time of year the coyotes get so educated that it’s hard to get them to come into a call! We decided to put the fox pros away and focus on glassing.
We snuck within range and let the 22 Creeds do what they were built to do! The shots were from 50 - 600 yards. Fortunately, most of the bullets were finding their mark! We won some cash and a couple of nice Remingtons chambered in .243 Have a great day folks! 👊
@dakotapredatorhunters @dakota_rifleco @luckyduckpremiumdecoys @foxpro_inc #coyotehunting #spotandstalk Toby Hauck

😍 For all you 22-250 folks out there! This thing is sweet! We are excited to see it fully assembled. Bad ass barreled ac...
01/22/2021

😍 For all you 22-250 folks out there! This thing is sweet! We are excited to see it fully assembled. Bad ass barreled action Aaron!

#kelblystacticalatlasaction #triggertech #bartlienbarrels #rgcrifle #gunsdaily #northdakota

Anyone else smoke snack sticks on their treager grill? It works great!👍👍@traegergrillowners #slimjims #beefsticks #grill...
01/21/2021

Anyone else smoke snack sticks on their treager grill? It works great!👍👍
@traegergrillowners #slimjims #beefsticks #grillsmoke #wildgame #ieatelk

I’m a little behind the ball on this post. Last weekend Toby and I had fun hunting the Dickinson coyote classic! We didn...
01/16/2021

I’m a little behind the ball on this post. Last weekend Toby and I had fun hunting the Dickinson coyote classic! We didn’t rack up the numbers but killed enough coyotes to sneak out of there with a 1st place finish! We won some cash, the legendary coyote classic trophy’s and also a sweet pair of Alex Pro custom AR 15’s. Shout out to Jamie for hosting the annual hunt! 👍👌
Toby Hauck

#coyotehunting #furtaker #foxpro #predatorhunting @apfarmory #coyoteclassic

It’s pretty hard not to love a steel barrel with some spiral fluting! This sweet looking setup will be headed over to Be...
01/14/2021

It’s pretty hard not to love a steel barrel with some spiral fluting! This sweet looking setup will be headed over to Beulah today! We won’t be doing load development on this one but I have no doubt that it will shoot just as good as the rest! Bad ass rifle Seth! #22creedsfordays

@vortexoptics @agcompositesaus @defiancemachine @seekinsprecision #rgcrifle Seth Nehl

With all these 22 creeds being born, I’m starting to feel bad for the coyotes! 🤣 We threw some 73 grainers in this one. ...
01/12/2021

With all these 22 creeds being born, I’m starting to feel bad for the coyotes! 🤣 We threw some 73 grainers in this one. Wow, it loves them! The faster they go the more consistent it shot!! 3600 FPS is bad medicine for anything standing in its path! Sick rifle Trevor!
@proof_research @nightforce_optics @mannersstocks @defiancemachine @tech.trigger @silencerco @btindllc #rgcrifle

You guessed it! Another 22 Creedmoor! The optimal load was finalized with 80 grain hornady eld match bullets at 3500fps!...
01/11/2021

You guessed it! Another 22 Creedmoor! The optimal load was finalized with 80 grain hornady eld match bullets at 3500fps! What a hammer! 👊
Awesome rifle Terry! Have a good day everyone!
@nightforce_optics @agcompositesaus @defiancemachine @paradigmcarbontechnologies #rgcrifle Terry Ochsner

More #22creedmoor action👌 Nice rifle Austin! Have a great day folks!#longrangeshooting #precisionrifle #customrifle #gun...
01/07/2021

More #22creedmoor action👌 Nice rifle Austin! Have a great day folks!
#longrangeshooting #precisionrifle #customrifle #gunsdaily #firearms #rgcrifle Austin Fettig

At just over 9lbs, this 300 Norma shouldn’t be a problem to carry around the high country! These lightweight cannons are...
01/05/2021

At just over 9lbs, this 300 Norma shouldn’t be a problem to carry around the high country! These lightweight cannons are capable of extreme accuracy. With that being said, the shooter must practice to gain consistency from shot to shot! Awesome rifle Jason! 👌👍

@agcompositesaus @proof_research @defiancemachine @tech.trigger #rgcrifle #customrifle #longrangehunting Jason Franzen

New 22 creeds are being born weekly! This coyote killing machine just left the shop! Out of the 22” barrel, It’s looking...
01/04/2021

New 22 creeds are being born weekly! This coyote killing machine just left the shop! Out of the 22” barrel, It’s looking like it’s going to run 80 grain bergers somewhere around 3400!
@mcmillan_stocks @proof_research @nightforce_optics @bulletcentral @btindllc @defiancemachine

Check out this unique Montana  mountain bull! BR and the good ol 300 Win Mag strike again! #montana #highcountry #backco...
01/03/2021

Check out this unique Montana mountain bull! BR and the good ol 300 Win Mag strike again!

#montana #highcountry #backcountry #spikecamp #elkhunting #lateseasonbulls #wapati #rgcrifle Brian Richard

Shout out to our customers, thanks for your business this past year! We want to wish everyone a great year ahead! 👍👊#cus...
01/02/2021

Shout out to our customers, thanks for your business this past year! We want to wish everyone a great year ahead! 👍👊

#customrifle #longrangerifles #gunsmithing #topoftheline #precisionshooting #rgcrifle

You wouldn’t want to be in the line of fire of “Ole Bess” 😂 Sweet rifle Kerry!👌@lone_peak_arms @xlrindustries @tech.trig...
12/29/2020

You wouldn’t want to be in the line of fire of “Ole Bess” 😂 Sweet rifle Kerry!👌
@lone_peak_arms @xlrindustries @tech.trigger @kriegerbarrels #rgcrifle

After 7 trips from Fargo over to western North Dakota, 72 year old Joel filled his once in a lifetime elk tag! Outstandi...
12/28/2020

After 7 trips from Fargo over to western North Dakota, 72 year old Joel filled his once in a lifetime elk tag! Outstanding job Joel! We are happy for you.
#ndlegendary #ndbadlands #wapati #elkhunting #meatinthefreezer

The year 2020 will give us something to talk about for years to come! Despite all of the negatives, my elk hunting seaso...
12/21/2020

The year 2020 will give us something to talk about for years to come! Despite all of the negatives, my elk hunting season will go down as one of the best!

These hunts were one month apart. Both were “do it yourself” hunts in general areas on public land. Late September we chased bugling bulls in western Wyoming. We killed 4 bulls on this trip and I was fortunate enough to take a 360” smoker! Let me tell you... When he stepped out of the timber I went from calm and collective to having a bit of wiggle wobble in the cross hairs! Luckily the shot was only 600 yards. It took all of us the majority of the following day to get him down the mountain to the mules. At that point we were still 10 miles from the trail head!

Late October, Montana’s weather wasn’t quite as pleasant in the high country! Opening day we had windchill temps reporting -17. By the end of day 2 we had two tags punched and a lot of work to do! All of day 3 was spent packing meat to a spot that was accessible by the mules. Mules can navigate some extreme terrain! Unfortunately, they rarely can get to the spots nice bulls are harvested. At least that seems to be the norm for me lately. I’m very grateful! The bar has been set pretty high! What will 2021 bring?! Merry Christmas, have a great week!

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ON A MISSION TO LEARN

Well folks, there's two of us involved in this journey. My name is Lance Thomas. My good friend/business partner is Jake Hardy.

Let me start off by telling you a little about myself. I'm from Belfield ND, I have lived in the area my entire life. I’ve been an avid hunter and involved in the outdoors for as long as I can remember. In about 2008 I really became interested in long range shooting. At that time I did not have friends in the area that had the same passion for the sport that I did. So from 2008 until now I have been engaged spending countless hours reading, watching videos and visiting with professionals on the phone trying to figure everything out to obtain the optimal performance out of the modern day precision rifle. This was no easy task to say the least. Developing a load to optimize the rifles ability is critical. With that being said, understanding load development and how to approach the best load is often challenging for someone just starting out. Things to consider are bullet/powder selections, seating depths, optimal charge weights, extreme spreads and much more. On top of that, you have to know what the rifle is truly capable of. Does it have a trustworthy scope on it? Can you trust if its going to track a true 1/4 moa? Is your rifle bedded correctly? How does the crown look? Did the gunsmith do his part in chambering it correctly? We haven't even mention long range shooting yet. That's a whole new topic for another day. Anyways, lets transition to Jake and talk a little about his past and how he came about to where he is today. Let me mind you, Jake is the backbone of our building/manufacturing department. He has gained an extensive amount of knowledge on what it actually takes to not only build a rifle but to build it correctly.

Hello, my name is Jake Hardy. I grew up on a farm outside of Golva, ND. I started being intrigued by firearms at a very early age. There was always something about a firearm going off that made life a little more exciting. Anytime I saw a gun when I was younger, I instantly wanted to learn more about it and what made it work. Fast forward a few years to high school, this is when reloading became a new addiction to precision. I had no clue what I was getting into when I ordered my first reloading kit! Well after a few more years, Lance and my paths crossed. He had a few custom rifles and showed me some of the ropes to long range and also reloading. We both recognized how serious we were about shooting, and started to burn lots of gunpowder. About this time is when I would find the differences between an okay shooting rifle and a precision rifle. Over the course of quite a few years, I have been collecting all the information I can in what is important and necessary in building precision rifles. It has been a lot of fun learning what makes a rifle shoot, and why they can be a little stubborn at times. The journey to precision will continue, and Lance and I plan to give folks the right answers to the best of our knowledge!

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If it wasn’t for your meticulous attention to load Development and hands down the best one on one service; this 500 yard shot wouldn’t have been cake. I will stand behind and recommend you guys to anyone from beginner to expert!
Sleeping beauty took her final dirt nap. 556 yds. The 147gr worked well.
Cory Phillips, Alisha Ann Weston (Stephen), Sannon Norick, Keenan Hauff, Mike Nelsen, Matt Leer, Kayla Leer (Andy), Jordan Pope, Ryan Miller, Brad Slaubaugh, Jacob Vigesaa, Amy Naas (Jason)
Time to plant a speed goat.
Thank you RGC for turning me onto the sweet cheek rest from Mathews fabrication! Slowly turning this store bought rifle into a shooter.
Kim Gaugler... show this site to Brandt... we were talking with him about it last evening! Thank you!
A bonus black bear on a moose hunt! Now that's a good day. Without having much time to react, Lance made a hell of a shot across a lake. Was it 450yards+ ?
I know there's a lot of gun smiths out there but if u want a gun built for the quality of your dollar u will not be unsatisfied with there work!! Very knowledgeable people