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338 lap 700 police now available!!!

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Unread 03-28-2008, 12:11 AM
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Couple of corrections having handled one last week - the detachable magazine is 3 rounds.
So the 4 round comes about by 3+1 in chamber. Magazine is vertical feed.
Barrel is 26 inch overall including integral break having approx 1.5" freebore at muzzle and cross drilled exhaust holes. Useful barrel length is approx 24.5" less loaded round length.
Will have some shoot feedback soon from chap loading first rounds now.
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    Unread 03-28-2008, 08:24 AM
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    I have an 338 Lap 700P MLR on order. But, the more I read about this rifle, and the gets-shorter-by-the-minute barrel (24.5" length for a 338 Lap ????), the cross drilled MB, and way-high cost of Lapua brass, the more I think rebarrelling one of my 300 RUM's to 338 Edge makes way more sense. I will have to wait and see when my dealer calls - but it sounds like the next guy on the waiting list may get it.

    The way I look at it, the price for the rifle seems good for a 338 Lap rifle ($1500 up here in Canada), but is it (?) if you will need to rebarrel it (338 Lap needs min. 27" barrel), and likely restock it (several reasons why, that I can think of) ? In my case, sounds like the cost of the base rifle is quickly turning into a pretty expensive, but not-quite-right 338 lap action !?
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    The Laupa will work very well with the barrel that it comes with... The Laupa Brass iss EXCELLENT>>>>>>>>>>
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    Unread 03-30-2008, 02:19 AM
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    anyone got a link to them on there web site i carnt find them ?
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    Unread 03-30-2008, 06:54 AM
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    Sounded so good up until the barrel length thread 26" including the brake :(. 30" including the brake and I would be on the waiting list. I guess because it's main intention is for LE use they had to make it in a size that is practical. Oh well!

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    Unread 04-03-2008, 08:43 PM
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    Quote:
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    The Laupa will work very well with the barrel that it comes with... The Laupa Brass iss EXCELLENT>>>>>>>>>>
    What are the expected (real-world or otherwise) performance limitations with this 24" barrel in the real world of long range shooting/hunting ?

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    Unread 04-03-2008, 09:42 PM
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    Just mix pistol powder with your rifle powder to get those big bullets moving in that short bbl.
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