Re: AR 30 .338 Lapua or Rem Sendero .338RUM
Your timing and thinkin' are about right. I made the jump from 270 win to 338 win and thorughly enjoyed it. Only problem is wasn't, as Kirby says, sexy and it left me a couple of hundred yards short as far as range goes.
In keeping with my cheap skate, do as much as I can myself, I bought a 338 RUM take off bbl from Kirby and gonna swap out the win. bbl.
Had the win shooting really will and even got the 252 WC and 250 SGK going 2930 with a different lot of RL-22.
We'll see what the 338 RUM does. Gonna do the full blown, Tubbs Final finish, thanks to GG [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] and do as much testing and LR gong ringing that I can. It's gonna shot my elk this year. (I hope, I hope, I hope)
Barrel only has to last till this time next year, then I'll (dreamin' here) send it off for some kind of a bit bigger cartridge, if I think I need it.
I like your choice of the RUM. It puts ya in the "big" leagues.
Word of warning though. If you put a brake on it, which old sissy me thinks is a must, do a perfect job on mounting the scope. I just stuck mine together like I did w/the 270 and coiled up about a quarter inch of alum. ahead of the rear ring. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] Plus it tore up the innards. Switched to a Weaver tactical and had no problems. Next scope will probably be another Super Sniper.
You get your's shootin'. I'll get mine shootin' and we'll go down and take on UncleB's hornet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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