Well its coming down to selecting a stock for the new long ranger. 338 snipe-tac (408c-t case necked to 338, 35 deg shoulder.) I call it the "338 Sniper~Tactical"
I designed a new action just for this project, 17-4 stainles, 1.600 dia, 1 1/8x16 threads, tennon 1 1/4" long to support the 35" Barney Lawton barrel. The bolt has three locking lugs, 30deg angle, hand lapped to 100% contact. I put in a Titanium firing pin and an aluminum bolt shroud. The barreled action weighs in at 11pounds 12ounces. The recoil lug is 3/8" thick hardened steel. It will have a IOR 6-24x50 35mm tube scope, on top of a 40moa picatinny rail base. The total weight with scope will be under 16#.
I had the chamber reamer made special for the 300MK bullet by Dave Manson. The bbl also has a special twist rate of 1x11.25" supose to stabilize the 300gr bullet at speeds around 3300fps.
I will post more pics when the project is done, and some targets. The cartrige in the pic has a 200gr nosler balistic tip, pretty bullet [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]