I just finished this custom build for a customer in Georgia. He wanted a hot rod caliber for long range elk, bear and buffalo hunts. We decided on the 338 Snipe-Tac (338-408imp) round. He also wanted it to be light for extended foot trips and he required a detachable magazine system.
After many hours of machining and shaving weight where ever posible and replacing std steel parts with Titanium and aluminum. I used a special made
Lone Wolf 100% carbon fiber stock, Pillar bedded and installed a special ultra light butt pad that i make in my shop, 1/4 ounce.
The barrel is a special contour Lawton/ABS carbon fiber wrap...32" with a Titanium muzzle brake
. Action is my own design, stainless steel with detach magazine, 5 rounds capable. A jewell trigger finishes off the rifle with a pull of 15 ounces.
The rifle weight ended up at 10# 7 ounces (bare weight)
Here are a few pics
Testing and load development will start later this week. I will post the results of the rifle.