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338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

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Re: 338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved

Has anyone built a 338 Lapua on a WBY Action? Looking for likes and dislikes with the build! Thank you
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    Ive finally had enough of the lapua crap. In the early eighties when Lapua was still just an itch in his old mans balls there was Roy weatherby. A gunsmith in riudoso new Mexico named butch Jacobs ( since deceased) built me a tack driver based on the .340 weatherby cartridge. Using a Remington action ,a Douglas air gauged no.7 taper 27 inch barrel and one of the first pillar bedded stocks he proceeded to build a tack driver. I started with 375 h and h brass necked down and then fire formed to fit the old girl perfectly. Using 88 gns of imr 7828 powder this system would chrono at 3250 and still get ten reloads out of every piece of brass. The most accurate was the smk 250 gn but the most punishing on elk was the 250 nobler partition and these would still shoot 3rds into a 1/2 inch at a hundred. Too any bull elk died under Sarah... My pet name for her to be counted. God bless you butch you were way ahead of your time.
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    Ive finally had enough of the lapua crap. In the early eighties when Lapua was still just an itch in his old mans balls there was Roy weatherby. A gunsmith in riudoso new Mexico named butch Jacobs ( since deceased) built me a tack driver based on the .340 weatherby cartridge. Using a Remington action ,a Douglas air gauged no.7 taper 27 inch barrel and one of the first pillar bedded stocks he proceeded to build a tack driver. I started with 375 h and h brass necked down and then fire formed to fit the old girl perfectly. Using 88 gns of imr 7828 powder this system would chrono at 3250 and still get ten reloads out of every piece of brass. The most accurate was the smk 250 gn but the most punishing on elk was the 250 nobler partition and these would still shoot 3rds into a 1/2 inch at a hundred. Too any bull elk died under Sarah... My pet name for her to be counted. God bless you butch you were way ahead of your time.
    And you can get 15+ reloads on Lapua 338 Lapua brass even when using heavy loads. And how many pieces of that 375h&h brass did you have to cull?
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    There are some fast barrels out there but 3250fps out of a 27" barrel with 250gr bullets in a .340 Weatherby is more like magical when most only do 2950fps.
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    Magical or not it's accurate. To be fair the rifle range in riudoso is just a hair higher than 7000 ft above sea level. My point is however that weatherby was a genius and developed most of his ammo in the fifties with out the aid of computers. My load was a max load at the time as you could hear the long extruded powder crunch as you seated the bullets. who knows what old bj could've done with some of these newer powders. Hell we could get almost 2900 fps out of a 300 gn. Tungsten carbide solid that someone came out with ( I believe it was Sierra) for dangerous game in Africa... I called Sarah my mini 50 when she was loaded up with these. Lapua is nothing new... Just sounds pretty for a bunch of toeheads who like marketing, bet it won't be long before someone comes out with a " zombie" load for the damn thing!!! As p. t. Barnum once said " theres a new sucker born every minute".


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    Oh, as far as all this crap about an ackley improved lapua rd. sure sounds like Roy's .338/378 weatherby. Rock on.
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