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Old 12-12-2010, 09:01 AM
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Re: 26 inch enough?

Just did a write up on it last night, see...............

The Ultimate Sambar Rifle – .338RUM | Hunting Australia | The Hunt and Shoot Network - for hunting news, videos and equipment.

Great calibre for a 26" barrel. I can get over 3000 ps with a 250 grain bullet and H1000 powder. Have not tried the 300 SMK yet but should get over 2700 fps easy.

Mine is about 9lb and has a #4 Pac-Nor barrel. Could save even more weight with a better stock. I am getting a light weight H-S stock early next year.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:40 PM
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Re: 26 inch enough?

Topshot, like the rifle and article.
Spoke with gunsmith yesterday, going to be a 26in #4 contour barrel. He suggest the same as Ewallace , in his post, that a muzzle brake be put on. It will screw off if need be and have no holes on the bottom so as not to kick up dust or debris. Now just have to wait awhile for it to be built. Need to start gathering components.
Thanks guys for your input.
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Have a thread protector maid for it if you plan on using it at all with out the brake
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Have a thread protector maid for it if you plan on using it at all with out the brake
Definitely. Have one for my one other rifle that has a brake.
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I think you should forget about a 338 Rum and build either a 7mm stw or buy a 300 rum, preferably a 7mm stw. or a 338 edge. the 338 sucks in every way. reloading being top on that list. the 300 rum and edge will be around and are more than u need. + you can always rebarrel to 338 rum later, but skip right over it and focus on 338 lapua rather than rum. reloading cost of all 4 mentioned here are lowest with 338 lapua brass, some people are getting 23 reloads a case. ++ the military are using it and that alone says something. +++ experience dictates that with a military acceptance, the lapua will get cheaper to shoot as times go on! look at the 223, 308, 30-06!! standardized military rounds lower costs.

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Re: 26 inch enough?

26 or 27 + muzzle break just fine...1.9.3 to 10... twist
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