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Old 02-25-2011, 09:05 PM
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My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

just got her back last week, and had to share
Well, she's done, for the most part. painter got confused and painted the stock wrong, but i'll get that sent off to get fixed soon.

It's a 338-378 improved called a 338 Rogue. So far I've shot about 80 rounds through it to fireform brass, but have had pretty good results in the accuracy dept with very little load development. shooting around 2900-2950 with 300gr bergers(lighter load for now, so i can shoot the bergers), over 869 and retumbo. starting to lean toward retumbo, but won't know till i get more serious with load work up.

can't wait to get it all formed up, and then start working up a load.

i have shot it at 400, 600, 800, 1000 on paper, and have been shooting around 6-8" at 1000. i'm hoping that will shrink 2-3" when i get done with load workup.

I did run the numbers and shoot it out to 1825yds on monday, at a 12"x16" inch target and was amazed at how "easy" it was to hit it. just missed left the first couple shots, and got the wind dialed in, and then hit it 3 consecutive times. can't wait to finish getting this one all dialed in.

my gunsmith is Shawn Thomason from Idaho. this is 3rd custom from him, and have 2 more there right now, and have been very impressed with final results.

specs are:
TAC 338 stiller action and 20moa scope base
hart barrel 1-10” 28” #7 contour, spiral flute 1.300” at action, then follows
a #7 douglas contour to .875 at muzzle
nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 high rev turret, NPR2, zero stop
Muzzle brake from nate dagley
jewell trigger
Weatherby mag box, spring and follower
Rem LA bottom metal
Manners MCS-T3
Nightforce Scope rings
ceramic coat
US optics scope level




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Old 02-25-2011, 09:18 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

now thats sweet.good luck with it
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:20 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

Very nice and it looks to be a shooter also. Mike
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:21 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

That is a GREAT looking rifle. Very very nice. I usually don't like the spiral barrel but that is one done very well. Whats the weight on that beauty? May I ask why you went with that chambering? I've been thinking about a 338-378 improved too.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:32 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

thanks guys. it's a shade under 16lbs.

i went with the 338-378 improved because i got 260 pieces of free brass.

if i didn't have any brass i probably would have done a 338 lapua improved.
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:36 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

What is the difference in the 338-378 rogue and 338-378 kubli kahn? Shoulder?
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I bet none of you have a .234 (6mm rem necked to .234)
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Old 02-25-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

this one is a 37 degree shoulder. not sure on the kublu khan??
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