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anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

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Unread 03-12-2005, 09:16 PM
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anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

would it be a good round to turn in to a 338/408 or should it just be kept at 408 but i dont like the bullet selection for the 408 and could this round be built in a McMillan 50cal action or is it called McBros action i believe there the same thing right
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    Unread 03-12-2005, 09:39 PM
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    I came across a story of a guy who worked for the military back when the .408 was being developed for their snipers, and apparently he loved the .338 caliber so he necked the 408 down and experimented. If I remember correctly, he lost all accuracy after 300 or 400 rounds. But he loved it while it lasted!

    Yes, a Mc will work. My gunsmith has been building .408 chey Improved's on Armalite AR30 actions for some time now. It seems to work well according to him.

    Barnes is currently and somewhat hush-hushidly <font color="green"> turning </font> bullets for this caliber on a lathe like LRBT is doing. Bad news is that they cost the same, just over a buck a bullet!

    I can't remember exactly what my gunsmith said he is using, but it seems like it was 175 grains of powder or thereabouts.
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    dean michaelis aka Mr. .408 *Shy Tak* is a regular on Biggerhammer.net Barrett and 50 Cal Discussion For
    You could also post a question to http://cheytac.com/
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    im looking to see what kirby thinks of the idea hes the one i want to build my rig. what he thinks of the use of the 50cal action and looking for info and ideas
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    The .50 cal actions are not needed for the .408. You can use a BAT 8.5" action if you wanted. I talked to Bruce about this and he made me an action that would handle the .408 if I choose to go that route in the future.

    Bill Shehane has also built several of these rifles on the same BAT action.
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    i was hoping to build it on the McBros 50 action. so if i dont like the 408 or the 338/408 round i would just have the gun built for a 50 using the same action. pros/cons/etc.?
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    Re: anybody know the case capacity of the 408 cheytec and

    Check out this site, he has been playing with the 338 version quite a bit. http://viersco.com/
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