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Old 02-26-2013, 10:40 AM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

You really won't need anything more than a 338 Lapua until you have mastered it. It's your safest and best option, loaded ammunition, the military is standardized on it, bullets and Lapua brass. Or, a high end 22lr for trigger and wind practice. This hobby gets expensive remember. You can learn a lot from a precision or accurate 22lr. Tons of cheap ammunition and even they shoot differently from lot to gun and conditions.
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Old 02-26-2013, 10:50 AM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

Not to worried about the cost as I do reload. And this is a cartridge your probably not going to shoot all that much I want one of these big calibers for hunting elk during the late season in Arizona.
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Old 02-26-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

Have one on a Stiller 1.6 was going to do one for a lighter gun on a Stiller 1.4 .

Found Snowny mountain has a Ct bolt face in stock. But a lighter Barker overwatch would be a good one to try.

The gun I have is light recoiling but heavy to carry

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Also choose you twist rate to coincide with what bullets you may need I have some problems shooting Cutting edge need a faster twist 1-9 now. May make the next one a 1-8.5 or 1-8 when i find a barrel maker for it.

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Jeff
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:25 PM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

Jeff do you have a 338 or 375?, what do u think your rifle weighs. It would be nice to stay under 20 pounds scoped
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Re: 338 snipe tac

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Not to worried about the cost as I do reload. And this is a cartridge your probably not going to shoot all that much I want one of these big calibers for hunting elk during the late season in Arizona.
The Lapua will serve you well to the 1,200-1,300 yard range, then that's where the big .338's take over.

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Jeff do you have a 338 or 375?, what do u think your rifle weighs. It would be nice to stay under 20 pounds scoped
The only real way to keep the rifle under 20 lbs is to use a lighter barrel. My 14 lb .338-.408 has a 30" barrel that tapers to .900". Most of the others are in the 20lb range.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:52 PM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

huntermncb,
Dan Glover (DCGS) of Dan's Custom Gun Service is building a 338 Snipetac for me. He is using a Stiller TAC 408 in 1.6 diameter.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:59 PM
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Re: 338 snipe tac

I hate to start a war here but........... Dave Viers who designed, spent tons of time/money developing the snipetac should be your first stop if you want one. I know that it's OK to get "your" smith to build you whatever but it's also nice to reward the developer of the design for thier hard work. Dave also builds great dies and has fireformed brass available. I had him barrel a lawton for me and the work is great, price is VERY reasonable, and he did create the round.....
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