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Time to finish the 338 LM Elk Rifle build - need some advice

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Unread 02-14-2008, 01:01 AM
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I have a 30" Lilja #7 fluted w/a Defensive Edge Brake. It has a 270 hole.

The rifle all up, as they say, weighs in @ 12 pounds. W/a 338 hole it would be a might lighter. I don't think it would be too "whippy" in any way.

With the proper carry system there should be no problem hauling it around the mountains even for miles. The long barrels are front heavy and somewhat uncomfortable to carry w/a standard sling arrangement.

I'm kind of down on the weight of the McMillian stocks but that's just personal preference.
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Unread 02-17-2008, 07:10 PM
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Also just starting a 338 Lapua build on a Stiller 338 TAC action. Called Broughton as I am working on an "Idaho" build and they guided me to a fluted 7.9M contour that is not listed on the web yet. It finishes out .900 I believe, at 30". They informed me this is what the long range builds in the 338 from Idaho are using. I will probably go with the A-5 although have been giving thought to the Manners T-4. Think I will use the Badger or Carlock brake.
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