When you get your hands on one, I'd be curious to see what your thoughts are.
The usual Dall sheep, Moose and Grizzly hunt. Been chasing Grizz up there for the past few years, just can't seen to connect. These are inland Grizz, and there's alot of "air between them". I usually spend a week up high for sheep, then head into bear country. I usually have someone with me that hasn't killed a sheep, so I dedicate most of the hunt to them. I'm trying to complete my slam.... all Dall's..
Here is one of mine. I built it as a repeater because I thought I should have at least on in that configuration. My others are single shot.
This is a .338-.408 Improved, built by Baer. Although I built this one on the Lawton 8000 action, I would not recommend it.
33", 10 tw Krieger.
Someday I'll have time to make a stock for it.
The repeater will add approximately $500.00 to the total cost.
This is the rifle that shot the 3.806" group at 1,680 yards last year at Thunder Valley Range in Ohio.
Joel, I saw this post from last year...what an awesome gun!! And your groups are killer....What load were you using for those groups?
Also, As I read Kirbys strings, I understand the 338 and the 375 are twins in the ballistic department. I'm considering a 338, but wonder if the 375 might be a better choice simply because its slower and it might burn thought barrels better. Any thoughts on this.
In these chamberings, I don't feel there is any hindrance to a single shot.
1)It doesn't take long (like 1 second) to drop a second round in if you need it in a hunting situation.
2)You don't want to heat up the throat and shorten the barrel life.
Here is a pic of my 338 Allen Mag.
32" Lilja fluted barrel Kirby Allen Muzzle Brake
McMilan A5 with adjustable cheekpiece
Nightforce NXS 3.5x15x50 with NP-R1 reticle
3 Elk shot at, 3 Elk taken
Weighs 18lbs with Bipod attached.
AJ, I seen from your post last year, you have taken several elk with you AM. Im considering the 338 vs the 375. What distances did you take your elk and what was the bullet performance. I have taken several elk with my edge at distances from 500 yrds to near 1,000 and love the performance of the 300 smk's. Im hoping the cheytec's will performe as well or better....Also, what loads did you use on your elk...
I'm running between 132-137 gr of H50 BMG in my .338-.408's with the 300 SMK.
Forget the issue of burning out the barrel on these things and pick the one you want. It will take a good bit of time to run over 1,000 rounds of either the .338 or the .375. The .338 bullets are easier to get and there are more of them available.
Bountyhunter's stock is in the "bedding stage", I'll have it finished in a few weeks.