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338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

 
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Old 01-30-2014, 05:44 PM
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Re: 338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

I have my barrel coming who else wants in on getting going. I ordered a broughton 1-9.3, 30" in the 12.4 palma taper. This is what Tim at broughton said he would do. I don't really want any longer barrel, and I am going to try and run it just under the 16 pounds cause I hunt Idaho a lot.
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Old 02-11-2014, 05:20 AM
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Re: 338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

Weighed some of the Jamison 338 Excalibur brass today couldn't find any more than 1.5 grns difference witch is good for such a large case,Stillar Tac 338 is on its way Lilja 32''straight taper flutted was ordered last November,Stocks been ordered from McMillan, A5
I'v got a reamer and gauges,and RCBS are suppose to be making the dies.
By the time its built i should have worked out how to post pics.
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Old 02-11-2014, 10:30 AM
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I am excited for you. I am just worried if it works like I am sure it will, that I won't be able to come up with enough components to build any more.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:16 PM
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Yeah right, How many do you want ?
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:43 PM
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Re: 338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

Why the Excalibur vs the 338 snipetac or 338 AM? I am interested in building a 338 as well and am looking at the options but I keep coming back to the 338 Lapua AI. I was really interested in the 338 Excalibur but after seeing brass prices and dies costing as much or more than the 408 based cartridges plus it didn't seem worth it when I could get more performance for cheaper and with components more available for the 408 based stuff.
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Old 02-13-2014, 03:57 AM
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Re: 338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

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Why the Excalibur vs the 338 snipetac or 338 AM? I am interested in building a 338 as well and am looking at the options but I keep coming back to the 338 Lapua AI. I was really interested in the 338 Excalibur but after seeing brass prices and dies costing as much or more than the 408 based cartridges plus it didn't seem worth it when I could get more performance for cheaper and with components more available for the 408 based stuff.

For starters I dont think I'd be doing this if the cost of components was going to worry me,and in a single shot the 408 action is nearly twice the weight,I know that you can get a 338 Snipetac built at around the 15 Lb but do they shoot ?
I was going to go with a 338-378 Kahn and like the 338 lapua A I I think fire forming cases is a waist of time,I have a 338 Rum so I wanted to go up a notch.
If the Excalibur was more popular maybe you could get the dies of the shelf ?
After reading What Darryl Cassel & Long Time Long Ranger & Dan Lilja and many others have written on the 338-416 Rigby Improved the Excalibur should be great for what I want and its not what everyone else has.
Hope that helps
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:06 AM
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Re: 338 Excalibur Who has experience with one.

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For starters I dont think I'd be doing this if the cost of components was going to worry me,and in a single shot the 408 action is nearly twice the weight,I know that you can get a 338 Snipetac built at around the 15 Lb but do they shoot ?
I was going to go with a 338-378 Kahn and like the 338 lapua A I I think fire forming cases is a waist of time,I have a 338 Rum so I wanted to go up a notch.
If the Excalibur was more popular maybe you could get the dies of the shelf ?
After reading What Darryl Cassel & Long Time Long Ranger & Dan Lilja and many others have written on the 338-416 Rigby Improved the Excalibur should be great for what I want and its not what everyone else has.
Hope that helps

I am with you on this one. The reason I am looking so hard at the Excalibur is I don't want the additional weight of the cheytac and I want more than the edges and lapua ai. I really do not want to spend time forming all the cases. Just want something simple that will do 3100 with the 300 bergers.
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