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Building a 338 RUM

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Unread 03-12-2010, 10:52 AM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

Well I won't be posting any picures. I thought this would be easy like Family, Friends, Firearms website, but thanks for the info anyway.
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Unread 03-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

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Well I won't be posting any picures. I thought this would be easy like Family, Friends, Firearms website, but thanks for the info anyway.

What problem are you having?

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Unread 03-13-2010, 09:12 AM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

The instuctions look like this is an ordeal, I understand that pictures take up alot of memory, but I work too much and shoot too little and don't want to invest that kind of time and trouble for a picture. The brake is not as pretty as a Muscle Brake, but my 338 RUM kicks less than a .243 bolt gun and I wanted ya'll to know. I posted a website above and you can scroll down to see some. I had them thread mine to the standard 5/8 X 24 just in case I wanted to change to something else years down the road. My works so well I don't think I'll ever change though. JD thanks for the recipe it is amazing, I tried some other loads and H-1000 but that load was the miracle SWEET SPOT everything shot under MOA but that load was a awsome little cluster. And that brake worked, I need to go back and count the brass but I probubly went thru right at 50 rds and had fun, I would not have done that without the brake ( 90lbs felt recoil X 50 rds =4,500 lbs of recoil for that session ).
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Unread 03-13-2010, 09:32 AM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

knc....be brave, give it a shot.

Is this the brake picture you're referring to?

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Unread 03-13-2010, 03:35 PM
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Thats the removable brake for the 50BMG, scroll down to the 300 Rem. Ultra Mag and there are two pics there. I'll have to compare mine, mine looks a little smaller than the one pictured. Mine is the same thickness as a #5 profile barrel. I don't mind the tactical look, because it really works and it only weighs ounces. It really drew a crowd at the range. Mine is a black parkerized on a blued Lilgi barrel, my gunsmith told me if I ran it thru it's paces and liked it he would blue it to match the barrel. I guess the next time he is blueing we'll do it too.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:31 PM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

It is finished! Thanks everybody for the help. Here are some pictures of it. Can't get photobucket to work right and make them smaller.

Started life as a Remington XCR 375 H&H. Now is a 338 RUM.

Krieger SS #5 barrel
Harrell's brake
Oversize recoil lug
Laminated Remington Stock
Talley low rings
Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14 x 44 Rapid-Z800

Barrel length 26 inches and 27 1/2 with the brake. Weight is around 9 to10 lbs.
Hoping it will be ready for antelope, but will post some pictures of the first kill.

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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:35 PM
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Re: Building a 338 RUM

very nice clean looing rifle, hope it shoots great for you!
my .338 rum sure does, and very happey with it!
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