Originally Posted by Topshot
I am looking for advice on building .338RUM with mimimum weight. I plan to shoot the 250 grain Berger bullets when they are released. Do you think that a 1 : 10 twist will stabilise them? What would be better?
What would be the shortest barrel length practical without excessive velocity loss.
What would be the thinest barrel profife without substantial accuracy loss on three shot groups.
Action, thinking Remington 700 to keep cost down but have access to Lawton actions also.
With a scope weight limit of about 20oz, what scope would you use? Thinking Bushnell Elite 6500 in 2.5 - 16 x 42.
Mounts, need to be reliable and strong but light.
Stock, thinking of Manners T4 but not sure?
Brake, needs to be a good one.
Any help and advice would be great.
The Remington action is a good choice because of all the after market parts that are available.
The barrel contour I would recomend would be a #4 or fluted #5 Lilja 22 or 23" long (The brake
will add 1.5+" to the overall length).
I would use the Holland Quick Discharge break because it is very effective and light weight.
(The Round one).
Composites stocks are all about the same weight so it is just a matter of what you like.
For the scope I would look at a Leupold because of the weight and most important Leupold
has the most eye relief and with a light rifle you will need all you can get for shooting out
of position (Hunting situations hardly ever have perfect shooting positions).
Also I would recomend the use of bullets that weight 210 to 225 grains for best performance
in this type and weight of rifle.
This combination should weigh in arround 8 lbs fully dressed and ready to go but should be
very manageable and recoil should not be an issue.
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