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338 Lapua Custom Build?

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Unread 01-24-2009, 12:42 PM
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338 Lapua Custom Build?

After alot of reading I have decided upon the caliber of my next build. I want a long range 338 lapua. This rifle will be made from the ground up and I am looking for opinions on components? The other option is I can buy a brand new sako trg 42 in 338 lapua for $3000 after taxes (canadian so this is a decent price). So if this can be done for a fair bit under that price my decision will be alot easier.
Which ever I get will be wearing a busnell 6500 4.5-30x 50mm obj, 30 mm tube..

I am am leaning towards a manner tcs gat stock and a lilja barrel (not sure on dimensions yet). What action would you guys reccomend?
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    Unread 01-24-2009, 03:40 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Custom Build?

    Never mind guys, I am gonna buy a remington mlr in 338 lapua and see how it goes, if nothing else it gives me a base to start customizing my long range unit.
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    Unread 01-24-2009, 04:51 PM
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    Re: 338 Lapua Custom Build?

    Hi there.
    I'm not sure about your choice of scopes for your new rig
    In my opinion you should go the whole hog and get a nightforce or similar quality scope.
    Quality of optics always pays in the end and you won't go past the NXS for that.
    I have a Blaser LRS 2 tactical in 338 Lapua and have the NXS 5.5x22x56.
    I have no regrets about my purchase.
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