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Old 09-17-2012, 09:19 AM
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

The Ultra Mag cases use the same bolt face as a 300 Win Mag.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:30 AM
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

Broughton, Lilja,Obermeyer, and Benchmark. All shoot equally well. No fouling problems. All are 5r except Lilja which is 6 groove.
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

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Because I bought a replacement one piece fluted bolt from Dave Kiff out at PT&G with a magnum bolt face for the win mag before I decided to rebarrel and I can't send it back. Plus all my brass and dies are win mag. If I can use the same bolt I would love to do that as that mimics the ballistics of the .338 Lapua the best! Any suggestions guys? And so far lilja has the vote. Keep the info coming guys. Thanks.

The 338 Ultra uses the same bolt head as the 338 Win as the RUM is a rebated rim cartridge. I can't say anything good or bad about Lilja as I've never used one. I have used & still have Shilen (2x), Krieger & Obermeyer (2x). If you intend to go with factory flutes, that should disqualify Shilen (obviously) as well as Obermeyer. Don't get me wrong, Boots invented 5R! He makes a damn fine barrel however, his fluting isn't what I would call top shelf

Hope that helps to muddy the waters a little


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Old 09-17-2012, 10:48 AM
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

I got a fluted barrel from Krieger that was a couple shelves below the top too.
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

Thanks guys. I may give obermeyer a call. I'm very interested in the 5R or 3 groove type rifling versus conventional. I can see how they can be advantageous.
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Another vote for Lilja! My latest is a 30" SS, 1:8, 3-groove, #6 contour for my .270 AI. Very pleased of the service and quality of Dan's work ... plus he's a super nice guy from Montana. .


Holy crap thats a long barrel!! Montana Made!!! lol
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Re: Best .338 long range precision barrel???

I'd have a hard time not getting a Krieger in .338. I've seen a ton of accurate barrels from Krieger and every .338 was exceptionally accurate.
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