Custom Long Range 338LM
Help with Long range build!! [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
Well I figure it's time to bite the bullet and build a custom gun and there's no better place to ask than here on good ol' longrangehunting.com [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] (disrespect meant to those other short range boards)
I'd like the gun to be carryable - having packed a chainsaw around the woods for some time when I was young, I appreciate a lighter rig - but not so light as to compromise performance (on a cross-canyon shot). Considering I hunt almost exclusively Elk, and do it in Grizzly country (Foothills/Mountain WMU's here in Alberta), and that I also like to punch targets way out there, I decided to go with the following:
Caliber: 338 Lapua Magnum
Action: Mauser Type (CZ602), Stainless ?
Barrel: 30" Lilja, 1-10, Contour ?, Stainless
Muzzle Dia: .950"
Brake: OPS - Stainless
Stock: McMillan Baker Special
Stock Color: Woodland Camo
Stock Acc: Adustable Cheek plate, 3-way heel, decelerator pad,
rear leveling stud ?
Bipod: Harris/Built-in VersaPod ?
I was hoping I could get a stainless action at not too bad of a cost, I called CZ-USA and they alluded to something stainless coming out next summer, but I'd like to know what else is good to use.
Southern Alberta has lots of chinooks (where it's COLD and snowing in the morning, then warm and melting in the afternoon), so I'd like to go with stainless where possible.
I'd appreciate any input on the above, any traps to avoid, tricks to know about, anything you'd do different, etc.
This project really excites me, but the toughest question of all!! how to get it past purchasing central. [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
[ 09-22-2003: Message edited by: AlbertaBound ]