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Old 09-22-2003, 09:04 PM
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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:

Custom Rifle
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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 ?
Sling: ?

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]


Thanks
AB

[ 09-22-2003: Message edited by: AlbertaBound ]
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:39 AM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

Give the Prairie Gun Works Timberwolf a look. Nearly exactly what you are looking for - the only difference is the barrel length. Give Ross a call at PGW. He is very knowledgeable and a straight shooter on multiple levels. (some pun intended) Mine is on the way.
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Old 09-23-2003, 05:41 AM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

I forgot to mention, they are one province over in Manitoba.
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:18 AM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

G A Precision has built a number of 338LMs on CZ actions. You couldn't go wrong with either PGW or G A Precision.
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Old 09-23-2003, 01:05 PM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

You could go with a Remington, but I realize that decision has as much to do with "what's a good action" as it does to do with push-feed vs. controlled-feed. Sounds like a nice combination either way.

Mark in Utah
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Old 09-23-2003, 10:47 PM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

Just finished looking at Bat, Neske, PGW. The Timberwolf at PGW is the cat's meow!, but with a price to match. Not sure I can afford something like that.

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Old 09-24-2003, 09:08 AM
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Re: Custom Long Range 338LM

AB, Call G A Precision or post a question for Chris Matthews on this site. Their prices are more affordable then PGW, they can build what you are looking for. I currently have four of their rifles and they are all shooters, I would stake my life on any of them. Mike
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