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Unread 06-03-2011, 12:07 AM
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Super 338 Build??

So, I've been contemplating saving my pennies for a big rig and I think a souped up 338 (maybe 375) is in my future and I'm hoping to get some suggestions on a build. I'm probably 6-12 months from placing a firm order on a rifle but I would like suggestions on the components I would like. So far my build would look something like this -

-BAT Machine or Defiance single shot chey-tac action
-McM A5 stock
-Krieger or Lilja barrel (32-34" I guess???)
-Nightforce 5.5-22X56 w/ NPR-1 reticle
-Jewell trigger
-Brake??

I'm more than likely looking to do a 338 or 375 AM since I'd like to keep my business in state and especially with Kirby but looking for feedback on components for the build since I've got a little while to think about it. If anyone has any suggestions or tweaks to my idea of the "perfect" build please let me know. I'd really love to build a rifle like this but without regretting a decision or two. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you!
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 12:23 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

    Take a look at the Stiller actions and Bartlien barrels. either way sounds like you have a fine rifle planned. When I can scrape enough coin, I want to build a "big boy" gun too.
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 05:59 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

    Well If your going with Kirby, then I would definatly use his Raptor action
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 06:25 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

    With a cheytac size case, remember that you will also need a new press, large dies, new trimmer, and all the other reloading stuff. That stuff can quickly add up to $800+. just another component to consider in the build.
    For the brake, Kirby's painkiller is good, as is the Defensive Edge muscle brake, and I have also been wanting to try a APA Fat Bastard brake. There's a video of an 8yr old shooting a 338 lapua with the APA on YouTube!
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 08:35 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

    I think you go and talk to Kirby and put him in the drivers seat and you'll get something that will blow you away!!
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 09:16 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

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    I think you go and talk to Kirby and put him in the drivers seat and you'll get something that will blow you away!!
    That's really probably the best idea! As far as the Raptor action, that would ultimately be my first choice if they're offered for the chey-tac size case. The extra reloading equipment will have to be addressed but for now I'd just prefer to think about getting me a pretty new gun to play with
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    Unread 06-03-2011, 10:05 AM
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    Re: Super 338 Build??

    Fiftedriver was working on something on 338 x-caliber brass, between the the 338 ax and the 338 am. You might be interested, 300 smk @ 3200 out of 30'' think you can get it in a raptor, it on my wish list
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