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How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

 
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Old 04-24-2011, 07:11 AM
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How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

How are people liking the Savage 338 Lapua model. I am thinking about getting one. How bad is the kick? How accurate is it. Thanks
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Old 05-01-2011, 03:56 PM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

I got one Tuesday had a made a few test loads and had a scope on it wed morning and shooting it wed morning. Its kick is not to bad but I'm a big boy. I was only able to get 18 rnds down range to a 100 yds Still in test mode and still breaking in the gun. Took it out to a shoot this weekend and shot it @ 600 and 880. Shooting my unstudied 300 SMK with 82 grains of N165 @ about 2500 fps I was able to crawl my load down to the 600 with in a foot of dead center and @ the 880 about 18ish inches. I was happy only having 21 rounds in it. I will keep u in touch.
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Old 05-01-2011, 08:34 PM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

There is an article in guns magazine on it and Noreen ulr june issue
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Old 10-18-2011, 11:41 AM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

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How are people liking the Savage 338 Lapua model. I am thinking about getting one. How bad is the kick? How accurate is it. Thanks
It does not kick bad at all and I shot a 4 round group at 100 yds and covered them up with a dime using Hornaday 250 grain BTHP.
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:21 PM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

Hey there,

I've had mine for about a year and am really happy with it...

110ba
300 grain Sierra mk's
89.2gr retumbo
Lapua brass
CCI magnum primers
OAL 3.714"
Around 2780 fps

I have shot some three shot groups at 1030yards that are just over 1/4 MOA and 5 shot groups under 1/2 MOA.... I haven't done too many group shots under that simply because I don't see the point.... I am striving more for first round hits at 1000+ yards so I've been doing most of my load work up at that range.
As far as recoil, it is a pleasure to shoot and kicks about the same as my 308.

Orch
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:59 PM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

Thanks Orch, I would like to talk with you sometime if that is ok.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:37 PM
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Re: How is the Savage 338 Lapua doing?

No problem Fessw, any questions just fire away....

Orch
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