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Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

 
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:32 PM
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Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

I'm looking for suggestions for an extreme long range hunting caliber. 338 Lapua, 338-378, 408 Cheytac, etc. Also, what actions can handle these calibers or will have to go to a fully custom action? I currently have a Rem. 700 built by Bobbly Hart in 30 Hart and a Savage F/TR 12 in 308. I'm looking for something that can throw heavy bullet(220 gr.+) well over 3000fps. Has anyone heard of or seen a 338 extreme? Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:54 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

Kirby Allen and Blackdiamon 408 are the rifle smiths here that do those kinds of things.

Both have good proven/developed platforms that are what your are looking for.

338 Allen Magnum
338 Snipe Tac

Need the larger custom actions.
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Old 11-26-2008, 08:09 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

I have 2 rifles that fit your requirement. I have a Kirby Allen built 338AM that throws the 300gr .338 Sierra Matchking at around 3300fps. It required a large custom action. The second is a Savage model 12 (large Shank) that I put a 338Edge barrel on (338-300 RUM). It throws the 300gr SMK at nearly 2800 and would certainly break 3000fps with the lighter .338 fodder (250gr and lower).

Here are links to the discussion of these rifles (with pictures).

New arrival (almost) 338AM 4days and counting


Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!



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Old 11-26-2008, 09:08 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

when you say extreme long range hunting, that too me is 338. already a couple good bullets and the selection will be growing in the near future. the 408 chey-tac with the 338 bullet is the cartridge of choice. custom action required.
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Old 11-27-2008, 08:58 AM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

Tim,

I have a .338-.408 that shoots the 300 SMK at 3200 fps into small groups at extreme range.

Since you're just up the interstate, you're welcome to pull the trigger on it if you like.
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Old 11-27-2008, 09:45 AM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

Shooter981, DONT DO IT, DONT DO IT, don't shoot that gun cause you will be building one if you do. big loss of money. probably loose the wife. you can determine whether that's a plus or a minus.

take him to Mifflin Co and smack some milk jugs at 1k, or better yet, pop a couple rocks on the hill in back at a mile or whatever it is.

I repeat..DON'T DO IT!
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Old 11-27-2008, 04:18 PM
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Re: Suggestions for a BIG .33 or larger LR hunting rifle?

Hey Joel, who built that gun, the 338-408? Do you have any pics of the cartridge and rifle? Where can I get dies, brass, reloading info, etc? Do you have a place to shoot long range? Your more than welcome to come up sometime to target shoot or shoot chucks or even deer. I have a spot I can shoot 1400 yards off my deck. Bobby Hart will be coming up to film some hunts this year also. Tim
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