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Old 01-30-2012, 07:14 PM
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You can get the Titan from John Lazzeroni which is a big 338. I talked to him quite a bit at the shot show and he had some very nice looking rifles that are light for hunting and pack a big wallop. The 338-378 wby accumark is the most common widly distributed rifle with the most power for long range hunting of large big game. It is as accurate as any over the counter rifle and nothing over the counter with available ammo will compare to the long range ballistics of the 338-378 wby. It is my personal favorite of all my long range rifles. I shoot a 225 grain .64 bc bullet to 3500 fps. There is nothing over the counter and hardly any wildcats that will compare to it in a hunting weight rifle. Just run the ballistics on anything you want and see what I mean. That is why I shoot it so much. This year I made an 1130 yard shot and two 960-970 yard shots with the rifle. All three one shot and down. When you get good with a .64 bc traveling 3500 fps most hunting situation shots are just plain fun and way easier than with most rifles. That is 700 fps faster than most guys are shooting the 300 grainers, No comparison. I see used accumark 338-378's in the $1100-$1300 range all the time that look as new. If you look at the quality of the rifle and the power you get it is a bargain. If it doesn't shoot you have a great action to rebarrel that will hold anything you want to put on it.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:15 PM
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Re: .338 calibers

I agree the 338-378 is a great round but my problem is I cant get over Weatherby actions. They seem very clubby if that makes sense. How are your actions LTLR? also you mentioned you like them for backpacking, what do they weigh with optics.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:47 PM
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Re: .338 calibers

I stand corrected. Looks like Cooper has a rifle chambered in the 340 Weatherby mag.
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Old 01-30-2012, 10:49 PM
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The only way to beat a wby mk 5 action is to get a custom. They are the best factory action out there by far. Where did I say that I like backpacking my 10 3/4 pound long range 338-378? I have done it and did it this year to hunt a particular spot but I have lighter rifles for that purpose usually. This particular spot required the 338-378. If a guy wants one of these big boomers for extreme long range hunting he must sacrifice a little weight for an action that will safely hold it. The mk 5 accumark weighs in comparably with other factory rifles however the difference is it has the strength to chamber the big boomers like the 338-378 wby safely. My primary 338-378 wby hunting rifle weighs 10.75 pounds scoped out and ready to hunt with a 28" barrel. It will put three shot groups through the kill zone of an elk silhouette at 1500 yards. It does that with a few inches better wind drift and over 200 inches of drop better than the 338 RUM, 338-300 RUM and 338 Lapua shooting 300 grainers. That is why I shoot it. That is about as light as you can build a rifle with that kind of capability.

Just ran it again on jbm to make sure. 257" less drop and 12" less wind drift than a 300 smk going 2800 fps. In a hurry I just ran it at sea level to 1500 yards with a 10 mph wind. Now you see why I shoot what I do. I have been doing this 35-40 years.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:18 AM
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It might of been a different thread that you said something about backpacking. now that I think about it I think you said Tikka in 338 win. sorry. Can you post pics of your 338-378 by chance? I would like to see it outfitted. You have my wheels turning now. Also what are the chances you could call the 338-300 RUM an Edge just one time. I know it raises your blood pressure. Thanks
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Old 01-31-2012, 12:09 PM
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Re: .338 calibers

I too would like to see some pics and know what components you used for this 10 3/4lb scoped out 338-378.

I had a 300Wby Accumark that I sold last summer with a simple little 1 in tube 4.5-14x40 Vari X III. No heavy pic rail just a basic set or rings and mount. It had the factory #3 fluted 26in tube with no brake and I weighed it many times on different scales and it weighed 3 ounces under 11lbs. Also used to have a 338-378 Accumark that tiped the scale well over 12lbs but it had a NF on it so not a fare comparison.

You have a 28in tube + brake and it weighs the same or less. WOW, impressive!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 02:03 PM
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Re: .338 calibers

Try a Trg 42 if you dont like the Mark 5, but it is 11 3/4 bare. 60 degree, 3 lug. I think LTLR HAS ONE OF THESE ALSO, pretty sure he has 2 of everything I would like one as my plinker rig gun, rock buster at extreme
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