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Unread 09-20-2012, 11:25 AM
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help with 338-378

Ok I'm New to this but I have a question. I would like a rifle that I could hunt elk with out to 800 yards. would I be better off buying n accumark and sending it to Bob Hart for the accuracy package, about $2400. Or should I buy the mark v synthetic$1300 and then do a stock, New barrel nd accuracy job done. Both old cost relatively the same but what would shoot better. I also like the fact I could choose my barrel length. Any help would be a help thanks.
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    Unread 09-20-2012, 12:58 PM
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    Re: help with 338-378

    Why not buy the savage 110 or 111 long range hunter or H-S precision in 338 lupua ?
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    Unread 09-20-2012, 01:33 PM
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    I actually thought about it but two of my friends have them, so I thought bigger oh coarse. I really do like the round to. I know it would be cheaper but im one of those that just must be different. I did the same thing with .25 cal.
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    Why not buy the accumark and see how it shoots before you touch it?
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    Unread 09-20-2012, 01:56 PM
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    That was my original thought but heard horror stories and thought of maybe building off of the cheaper one just not sure never built before. I say this because I just got a mark v 257 and shoots like crap so it got sent out for barrel and bedding just dont want it to happen again. Help I am willing to listen. Thank you.
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    Unread 09-20-2012, 02:06 PM
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    Re: help with 338-378

    LOL ...just get the .50 BMG ....Too funny ....lol. fiftydriver has some good choices on here .
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    Re: help with 338-378

    I used to have a 338-378 Accumark. Bought it brand new. Had a NF 5.5-22x56 on it. It would shoot MOA as long as you didn't try and push it very hard. Shot mostly 225/250 Accubonds and some Barnes 225 ttsx. If I never shot them much over 3050fps it shot well. If you tried to steam them up for more FPS the groups opened up and it looked like a shotgun pattern.

    IMO, the skinny #3 factory barrel is/was the problem. I think you need a lot more meat in the barrel when you're shooting a cannon like the 338-378.

    I would go with a straight 338 Lapua and see how it shoots. If you have a love affair with Weatherby I think they chamber 338 Lapua in one of their factory rifles now too.
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