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Building a 338 lapua

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Unread 02-15-2014, 07:07 PM
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Building a 338 lapua

Hello I have owned lots of different 338 lapua from the savage 111 lr,savage 110ba,Remington 700 and more! None of them have offered what I was looking for which is a lighter rifle yet extremely accurate used for hunting and shooting 1200+ yards! I am dead set on the caliber so please don't try talking me out of it! My question is what is my best setup to build a custom rifle with the lowest cost possible! I already have the optics(vortex 6x24-50) I was looking into a light hunting style atom like the McMillan a5, I have no experience with building a rifle so this will be interesting! Thanks for the help and any knowledge is appreciated!
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 04:39 PM
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    Re: Building a 338 lapua

    Do a search on the .338 here and read up on all the posts about it . There's tons of info here . I bought the savage .338 then bought a Krieger barrel and added it to the rifle and it just shoots....I went with the heavy contour for accuracy.
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    Re: Building a 338 lapua

    Here is mine not the cheapest option, but if your looking lite and accurate this will get it done and Snowy Mountain Rilfes really knows how to build them. I run a 4-16 hs -xlr ffp vortex on it to save weight. I wouldn't want it any lighter.


    This 338 Lapua Rifle tips the scales at 9.5 LBS. We used a Proof research Carbon Wrapped barrel, SMR single shot action, SMR SS 20 MOA Rail, Mcmillian M40-A stock, SMR Muzzle Break. Cerakoted OD Green Barreled action to match the stock.
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 07:13 PM
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    Here is my 338 Lapua McMillan Extreme Outer Limits Long Range Hunter. Pricey but the best and most accurate gune I have ever owned.
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 07:24 PM
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    Re: Building a 338 lapua

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    Here is mine not the cheapest option, but if your looking lite and accurate this will get it done and Snowy Mountain Rilfes really knows how to build them. I run a 4-16 hs -xlr ffp vortex on it to save weight. I wouldn't want it any lighter.


    This 338 Lapua Rifle tips the scales at 9.5 LBS. We used a Proof research Carbon Wrapped barrel, SMR single shot action, SMR SS 20 MOA Rail, Mcmillian M40-A stock, SMR Muzzle Break. Cerakoted OD Green Barreled action to match the stock.
    Exactly what I'm looking for I love it! Do the barrels usually come threaded for the muzzle brake already and does does it require a gunsmith to screw the barrel and light it up with the action?
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 07:25 PM
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    Re: Building a 338 lapua

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    Here is my 338 Lapua McMillan Extreme Outer Limits Long Range Hunter. Pricey but the best and most accurate gune I have ever owned.
    Is this a build or made by McMillan?
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 07:32 PM
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    Re: Building a 338 lapua

    Kirby Allen of APS offers a light weight option in his Raptor series of rifles its called the Raptor Hunter.
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