.375CT vs .408CT
New guy here from the snowbound land of Minnesota. Sorry if this thread has been brought up before, I'm still getting the hang of navigating the site. I've been following LRH for several years but haven't poked around much. Great website!
Anyways, on to the question.
I'm a 2nd, soon to be 3rd year gunsmithing student. This fall i have a barreling and Chambering class and for one of my 3 master barrels I"m looking into an ELR build. I've been a 408CT fan since it hit the streets (even a little before.) Exceptional BC, great velocity and energy and considerable accuracy at distance. However, after poking around I'm seeing some advantages with the 375CT over the 408. My goal for the build (and the school for that matter) is to build a rifle capable of putting 3 shots in a man-sized target at 3000 yards. I was planning on going with a Stiller action and either a Bartlien or Saturn barrel. I'd go with Krieger but they're 9 months back-ordered and i don't have that much time. a Jewel trigger, custom brake, and an aluminum stock i'll machine myself for out prototyping class will top everything off. Other rounds im considering at either the 338AM or the 375AM. I know this build will be both extensive and quite expensive but its my build i wanna come out of school with and say i accomplished something that was dang hard to do. Optics will have to wait because i cant just come out of college and drop $2000 on a brand new Nightforce 12-42x56mm NXS.
Questions, comments, concerns, snide remarks, and constructive criticism are all appreciated!
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