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338 Lapua tactical rifle?

 
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Old 12-28-2001, 07:33 PM
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338 Lapua tactical rifle?

I want to build a 338 Lapua tactical rifle based on the REM 700 action with a McMillan A2 or A3 stock.

I want the rifle weight to be 15 lbs or less (without scope and assecories). Because the rifle will be somewhat lightweight I am going to put a Badger Ordnance muzzlebreak on it, the break is 2 inches long.

I am undecided on the barrel length and contour? I am going to be shooting 300 grn Sierra BTHP's exclusively. I am thinking of a Lilja or Mike Rock fluted barrel with a length between 28-30 inches not including the two inch break. I want to get at least 2800-2850 fps with the 300 grn sierra. Yet I want something that is manuverable.

What do you guys reccommend?
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Old 12-29-2001, 05:46 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

Hello-
I have read several articles including Dan Lilja's on using a Remington 700 for a case of that size. It is possibe but not recommended. Once the bolt face is opened up enough to take the larger case, the amount of metal left only offers marginal saftey. Many gunsmiths suggest a custom action like the Hall Giant.
A 30 inch tube with a straight taper to .950, should get the desired 2,850fps and still be close to your 15 pound mark. That length and taper is commonly used for the 1,000 yard light gun class which is 16.5 lbs. and under.
The Mike Rock barrel sounds VERY good. I have researched them lately and spoke with Mike about his techniques and the 5R rifling that he uses. He will definitely make my next barrel. Have fun with the new project.
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Old 12-29-2001, 06:57 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

I want a repeater action, I have been reading the boards and found the same safety warning about the rem 700 action on the 338 lapua.

I have been checking out Nesika's homepage and their actions look pretty impressive. Where can I find a great action to sport the 30 inch tube that is a repeater? Is the Hall action a repeater?
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Old 12-29-2001, 07:46 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

Look at the Timber wolf action from PGW. It has a longer barrel thread then the Nesika to. http://www.prairiegunworks.com/
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Old 12-29-2001, 08:45 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

The timberwolf action looks excellent, do you know what stocks will fit it?

It is very expensive, ouch! I wonder how their titanium action compares to the steel action? Obviously the Titanium would be lighter and more exotic, but would it handle a large heavy tube as good as a steel action?
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Old 12-29-2001, 09:49 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

The Timberwolf is somewhat unique in that
it incorporates an integral recoil lug in
addtion to an integral picatinny type rail
w/20 minutes extra elevation built in.

Integral features such as this are expensive
to machine but worth it for a super accurate
tactical type rifle.

Ross www.prairiegunworks.com
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Old 12-29-2001, 10:05 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua tactical rifle?

I just sent them an email for a price quote on building my rifle.

Have you heard anything about the quality of the rifles they build? I think the integral features are very nice (no more off center scope mount holes [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] )
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