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Old 09-20-2012, 02:32 PM
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Re: help with 338-378

Thats the same scope I was going with. Second no love affair with weatherby just liked that round.
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:50 PM
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Re: help with 338-378

And if it didn't have a belt and Lapua made brass for it, I would love it too!

For what it's worth there is a really nice looking 338 Edge in the classified section that is a semi custom with all the good stuff and dies in your price range. Looks like it shoots pretty freakin good too.

I would buy that used 338 Edge over either factory rifle your looking at but that's just me.

338 Edge. For Sale
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Old 09-20-2012, 04:15 PM
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Hey thanks for the heads up on the edge. Ill take a look.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:05 PM
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Re: help with 338-378

I would go for the accumark and see how it does first. I've had quite a few and never one over moa. I rebarreled my 257 with a lilja and it will shoot .25-.5 moa now. but until it opened up always shot .5 before. I wouldn't try anything closer than 200yds too for an accurate representation of how it will do
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Old 09-28-2012, 12:11 AM
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Re: help with 338-378

I have a Mark Alaskan that started as a .340 Wby and had rebarreled and the bolt face opened. Now a .338-378 with 26" plus Vias brake. Shoots Berger 300's at .5"
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Old 09-28-2012, 07:55 AM
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Re: help with 338-378

That is something I could live with. Very nice. I am currently thinking I would like o find a used one and spend the money I save on a new 30 inch barrel. Or I could buy a new savage lrh and having a new 30 inch barrel chambered 338-378 for about the same price as a new accumark. Just some thoughts, I have plenty of time. Thank you for all the info this site is very friendly and helpful.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:45 PM
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Re: help with 338-378

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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.

Yes, Weatherby offers the Accumark in .338 Lapua.
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