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Unread 03-15-2012, 09:04 AM
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want to buy an 338 lapua

wanted to buy a 338 lapua. anyone have any out standing offer they are aware of? i like the AR 30
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    Unread 03-15-2012, 09:31 AM
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

    There are a lot of 338 Lapua rifles for sale. What do you want?

    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=277646070
    http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/Vie...Item=277775917
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    Unread 03-15-2012, 09:46 AM
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

    not exactly sure. i am a 308 reloader and shooter. looking to upgrade. want something to drive tacks with.
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    Unread 03-15-2012, 10:49 AM
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

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    not exactly sure. i am a 308 reloader and shooter. looking to upgrade. want something to drive tacks with.
    Some questions which might help you decide.
    What maximum range to you want to shoot?
    Are you more interested in first shot accuracy or group size?
    What energy or momentum do you need to deliver to the target?

    Rank these as being most likey to limit your accuracy. Where should you direct your money, time, and effort? The order is less impotant than thinking about error size from each item.

    The ballistics of the cartridge and bullet you choose.
    Velocity variation of the ammo you use.
    The rifle's inherent accuracy (100 yard groups)
    Your ability to aim and fire the rifle ( hold, trigger, breathing)
    Your ability to calculate the trajectory (first shot accuracy only)
    Your ability to estimate wind deflection. (absolute and shot to shot)
    Scope performance.
    Your budget for the rifle, scope, and ammo.

    Is a 338 Lapua the best choice to accomplish what you want?
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    Unread 03-15-2012, 11:03 AM
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

    wanted it to group and have a consistent cold bore shot. i wanted to buy a 338 LM in the first place but i couldn't afford to shoot it at the time. now that i have an efficient reloader i can afford to shoot the 338 LM. i wanted a chey tac, but for 12K couldnt do it. i hear good things about the savage
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

    Why the 338 Lapua? I think people like to get a lapua because they like the prestige of saying the word Lapua. I have a 338 Rem Ultra Mag and it will do anything the lapua will do with brass at half the cost.
    I think if you want an accurate long range big bore rifle, I would find an action, a good aftermarket barrel and have it threaded and chambered and get the stock you want. It will outshoot any factory rifle for about the same price. Just the wait will be a little longer but it will be worth it.
    My 338 started out as a factory rifle, but if I was going to do it again like I am doing for my 6.5/270 WSM build I would buy components and do exactly what you want. My 338 is a 1/3 MOA rifle.
    Just my 3 cents.
    Tarey
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    Unread 03-15-2012, 05:58 PM
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    Re: want to buy an 338 lapua

    Where would you recommend getting my parts from.
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