Dave, Shawn C and myself have all caught the lightweight(sort of) bug for one of these class of rounds. Shawn and I will be using my 338 AM and Dave with his 338 Sniper Tac. Same thing in a different package.
Shawn and I are looking to get fully functional 338 AMs complete with BAT receivers, 32" Lilja barrels, stock, NXS scopes and bipods all under the 16 lb weight limit that Idaho has for a hunting rifle.
If it works I will be using mine on my hunt this fall with Shawn.
Just to give you an idea how big the 338 AM is, I used 135 gr of H-50BMG under a 300 gr SMK in my barreled receiver and it was not enough pressure to sharpen the shoulders on a fireforming load!!!
If you like these rounds, wait till you see what Dave and I will be working on over the next year or so!!! WIll make the 338-408 wildcats look pretty tame!!!
To many projects, to little time and money!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Spending both as fast as I get any extra though!!!
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I need to stay away from this place! To many ideas, so little time and money. If you and Shawn C. Need a magazine for your carry rifle projects, i have designed a neat little 3 round detachable magazine. .800 wide x 4.400 long
If i remember right, i loaded some of the 300gr MK's with 144grns of BMG50 powder, was a hot day and the bolt was stiff on the opening. 3452 i think was the speed. I had more loaded up to 147 and didnt shoot them. I think it was 90 deg outside. Lets see what the US869 will do.
I have been working on the secret project a bit!! Shhhhh.
I've got a few 20mm casings laying around- we can have a custom hydraulic forming die made? 300g 338 smk's at what? 4500?
STOP THE MADNESS- before I get silly and have one of you guys make me one of these 338 monsters. Makes my 338 Lapua magnum look downright wimpy!
Beware the fury of a patient man....
Oh the madness has not stopped only gained speed. I have a customer that put a depost down on one of the babies, then wanted to know if we could shave enough weight off the package to put a Gemtech supressor on it. It seems there is no law prohibiting the use of supressors for hunting in Idaho (I have not confirmed this), but in their wisdom they have saddled us with a retarded 16 lb weight limit. Go figure.
Just a question? Has anyone ever shot a BMG at 16.5#???? So what was the point?? Not to get off of Shaners thread.
Shane will have some pics to post soon of his project. I sent him some action photos, its about 90% complete.
I'm just waiting for the Carbon wrapped barrel to arrive.
I have a great magazine designed and built for it, hope to have it installed by this weekend. Will be able to post the total weight of the rifle soon.
WOW! this rifle seems to be wild.. I´m very eager to see pictures of both rifle and cartridge. Just wondering about the barrel-life with this caliber... seems so heavily over-bore. Please tell and show us more!
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