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338 "Grey Ghost"

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Unread 01-13-2008, 04:23 PM
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338 "Grey Ghost"

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.


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    Unread 01-13-2008, 04:43 PM
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    Looks great, can't wait sto see how it shoots.
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    Unread 01-13-2008, 04:47 PM
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    I have heard of this caliber several times, what are ballistics like? I love that rifle!
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    Unread 01-13-2008, 06:13 PM
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    Awesom rifle

    My fiance asked what I wanted for christmas next year since by her standards I'm hard to shop for. I'll just forward her the pic and wish for the best......

    I am always impressed by the aesthetic quality of the rifles you build as well as the accuracy. At ten lbs that is one impressive rifle.
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    Unread 01-13-2008, 06:52 PM
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    OK.. I soo have to stop coming to this site.. Unless I win the lotto I'm gonna be drooling @ the comp all the time.. My wife is gonna wonder what I'm looking @.

    Very nice rifle..
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    Unread 01-13-2008, 08:21 PM
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    that sure doesn't look like a rifle you'd throw in the back of the pickup! very nice to say the least. he must have 3 or 400 dollars wrapped up in that thing!
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    Unread 01-13-2008, 08:22 PM
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    One hell of a bad ass lookin' killen machine !!

    Cheers from DUH
    With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
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