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My New Long Range .338 Lapua

 
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Old 07-23-2008, 09:10 AM
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My New Long Range .338 Lapua

Hey all, I just returned from MT. where I picked up my new Long Range rig. It is a Stainless Mark V Wby with a 27 1/2" Lija #8 fluted 1/10 twist in .338 Lapua Mag. On top is a custom milled and fitted Near base so I have full use of all the adjustment in the Night Force NXS. NF rings. McMillan A-5 stock and Harris bi-pod. Needles to say, I am pumped! I am very pleased and this rifle has made me realize that the right equipment plays a huge part in successful hits way out there.

Jeff

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Old 07-23-2008, 09:23 AM
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Got to send about 60 rounds down the tube while there. It was built by Joe Starns in Conrad and he has a very nice range to test his stuff. I even managed to smack a couple 300 smk's on his 2100 yard 36" gong. After that going back to the 1000 and 1200 yard target seem easy. This is my first all out long range rig, and as you can tell, I am hooked!!

Still plenty of time to practise before hunting season. I need to lean to read the wind before I try long shots on game. But if it is a calm morning Elk and Muley's beware.

Jeff
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:14 AM
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Very nice... that looks like a great place to stretch it out too.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:35 AM
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Very very nice! Yote bomber is right, that looks like a great place to shoot.
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:27 PM
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I like it!
I hope you have a long place to shoot near your house, it sucks having one that'll reach out there and watching it collect dust...or WASTING rounds at a 200 yard range!
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Old 07-23-2008, 12:43 PM
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Very nice looking rig! 2100 yards is a long ways huh?
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:28 PM
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i must confess to being guilty of looking at the backdrop maybe more than the gun...and the gun is awful sweet looking!

you might want a different brake on that thing if you shoot off the ground.

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