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Old 07-20-2008, 10:29 AM
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building a 338am

wanting to build a 338 am under 16lbs. Just thought i get some ideas out there,action barrels you name it i want info on it thank.
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Old 07-20-2008, 12:11 PM
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The absolute best source for the info you want is to contact Kirby of APS. The 338 AM is his baby and he can answer all of your questions. Send him an email at: kballen@3rivers.net
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Old 07-20-2008, 01:29 PM
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As SS7MM said, Kirby is the one to ask (Fifty Driver is his login).

Here is a post with the vitals of my 338AM that Kirby built. It weighs 18lbs, but with his new barrel contour and a saddle adjustable cheekpiece instead of the wheel, I think it would be down at 16lbs with a light bipod.

New arrival (almost) 338AM 4days and counting

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Get one Booney...

Will the 300 gr berger vld's thin jacket do ok w/a cartridge this big?
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During one of my dreamin' moments I checked w/Kirby and there is no problem get a 338 AM to meet the Idaho weight limit which is 15#, with all attachments.

Two keys: The smith has to know how to do it and only the lightest of stocks as in Manners/etc will do it.

As said above talk to Kirby.
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Shoot me an e-mail with all your questions and I will get you whatever information you want on a sub 16 lb rifle and prices.

Roy,

I believe the Idaho weight limit is 16 lbs ready to hunt with. AT least thats what I had to meet when I hunted with Shawn Carlock a couple years back???
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Old 07-21-2008, 01:22 PM
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Yes, the Idaho weight limit is 16#.

Anybody ever see a game warden with a scale? My new rifle doesn't make weight I don't think.:eek:
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