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If you had 6 Grand to spend on that perfect rifle

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Unread 06-27-2004, 05:40 PM
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If you had 6 Grand to spend on that perfect rifle

im getting ready to build a Long Range Tac/Range/huge game hunting rig, I got some insurance money from a car accident so I plan to put the best components together, my calibers of choice are 30-404 Improved, 30-338LM improved, or a 338 Yogi, I dont care about case trimming or neck turning, ive done it for 10 years with 22BR, 6.5x284, 6ppc,6mmAkImp, so im pretty familar with long range shooting and practice's for accracy................I was just wondering what kinda rig, everything down to the groves and twist on the barrel, thanks alot Greg
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    Unread 06-27-2004, 06:17 PM
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    Re: If you had 6 Grand to spend on that perfect rifle

    I'm pleased with the 30/338 Lapua Imp and the Lilja 3 groove 11 twist and will build more. Use solid componets, have a smith doing things perfect put it together and help you with the details and you'll be happy you have the rig you wanted.

    What are your preferances/ideas at this point, and why?

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    I would go with the 338 Yogi out of the choices you listed but would prefer the 300 Ackley due to better bullet selection.Trigger would be Jewell or nothing.Action would be a 2 X 10 inch Bat Machine hands down.Barrel would be a 10 twist SS Krieger 32 inches long for targets and 34 long for varmints 1.450 in diameter.Nightforce benchrest model 12-42 scope not the NXS.G-G aluminum stock from Gary Alvey at marksman arms in Grand Junction,Colorado Gunsmith would be Dave Tooley for the Yogi and Leonard Baity if you went for the 300 Ackley.If 300 Ackley barrel would be 11 Twist 34 inches long for targets and 36 inches long for varmints same diameter for either caliber.Bullets for the Yogi would be 250 or 300 gr Sierras and for the Ackley Clinch River 216's or GTB 211's
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    I'd go with the 30/338 Lapua Improved because of greater bullet selection and I also had one, will build another. The 338 Yogi would have greater energy at long range and would be my second choice. JMHO
    Wayne
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    If I wanted to keep weight under 17-20 lbs

    8.5" DP BAT (will easily handle the large cases and is light enough) $1350

    32" Broughton SS 10 twist Barrel with 5c rifling 1.4 tapered to 1.0. One of winningest barrels right now and 5C rifling gives you an extra 75-100 fps $350

    Jewell trigger $160 from Brunos

    McMillian A5, Marksman with adj cheek or if laminate one of Bruce Baers $250-375

    Brake $175

    Caliber would be 338 Lapua Ack Imp with lapua brass, MRP2 powder or Retumbo With Broughton barrel should be 3000-3100 fps

    Only bullet would be Sierra 300s sorted by base to ogive with Buhay Ogive Checker ($125)sold by RW Hart

    Dies from Neil Jones with shoulder bump bushings fit to your chamber $300

    20 MOA tapered base with Ivey 150 MOA rings $450-500

    US Optics scope or NF 8-32 with NPR-2 reticle, which allows an extra 20 MOA holdover.$1000-2000 Check with Tom Sarver from Ohio 1K BR club. He is now US Optics dealer. yogishooter@msn.com or contact throug his website

    smith- Tooley (NC), Baity (NC), John Myer (Va)

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    double post

    sorry

    BH

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    Re: If you had 6 Grand to spend on that perfect rifle




    1000 Words

    This scope by the way has the Horus H-25 reticle in it. Oh, and just under 16 pounds.

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