Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Chatting and General Stuff > General Discussion

General Discussion Must wear red or OD green socks to participate. I can't see your socks, please be honest.


Reply

408 cheytac action

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-07-2006, 05:49 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Riggins Idaho
Posts: 1,119
408 cheytac action

Hey guys, Im planning on having a 338-408 built sometime and was thinking about maybe getting an action ordered. This is not an emidiate thing so the time frame really does not matter. SO what action would you guys use? I want to be able to extract a live round. I dont know if it really maters for the single shot vs repeater. It will probably have a barrel block because I plan on using a really meaty barrel. So really which one would be best for functionabillity etc. lawton, bat?
__________________
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-07-2006, 08:27 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 811
Re: 408 cheytac action

Lawton all the way! Talk with Barney, he will give you all the details, tell um Dave from Viersco sent you!
Lawton barrels and actions
__________________
www.cowboy-dave.com

"Let the good times roll"
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-07-2006, 10:45 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,793
Re: 408 cheytac action

Screech,

Yes Dave is right, the M8000 receiver from Lawton is the one to choose. IT can also be used as a repeater with the addition of a magazine and custom bottom metal. Barney can fill you in on that.

If you get the M8000, be sure its the full length version as there is a M8000 S model as well. Yes, S stands for short. This one would need the bolt pulled to clear a live round but the full length M8000 has plenty of room with a conventional throat length.

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-07-2006, 11:21 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 733
Re: 408 cheytac action

I also recomend the Lawton 8000 long action in either single shot or repeater.

Kirby would the 8000 take a modifire 50 cal case?

Cheers Bill
Australia
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Fort Shaw, Montana
Posts: 6,793
Re: 408 cheytac action

Wild Bill,

Do you mean 50 BMG case? If so, no, bolt body is not large enough in diameter. I will be reporting very soon on my 50 Allen Tactical that is based on the 408 CT case that we have spoken about already. If my predictions are right and so far they look to be on track, this round will damn near equal standard mil spec 50 BMG performance in a rifle that costs 2/3 as much and is 1/2 the weight.

Also will do this with around 80 grains less powder as well.

If you were interested in something like that, the M8000 would be perfect as you could eject even loaded rounds depending on what bullet you used. Richard makes a special, short baring surface 750 gr ULD RBBT that is shorter then the M33 ball projectile. BC is not what the match bullets are but this would be one hell of a big game bullet at moderate ranges, 1/2 mile or so!!

More to come on that but as far as the BMG on the M8000, not possible.

Good Shooting!!

Kirby Allen(50)
__________________
Kirby Allen(50)

Allen Precision Shooting
Home of the Allen Magnum, Allen Xpress and Allen Tactical Wildcats and the Painkiller Muzzle brakes.

Farther, Faster and Flatter then ever before.

Web Page: www.apsrifles.com

allenmagnum@gmail.com
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-08-2006, 03:45 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 811
Re: 408 cheytac action

Wild Bill

A 50cal BMG round needs a bolt body dia of at least .900" (rem 700 style action) and a full bolt style action needs a 1.250" dia. bolt body. The reciever needs to be at least 1.900" dia... length can vary greatly, you can make the action 12" long and have it eject loaded ammo, or make it 5" and have the Bull Pup style. Everything related to BMG is heavy. The 50-408 that Kirby is working on will present a rifle that can be easily carried for hunting. I would think in a 12-14# rifle there is going to be a "bit o' thunder" when its touched off. The 408C-T case is amazing as to what can be built from it.

Dave
__________________
www.cowboy-dave.com

"Let the good times roll"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-08-2006, 11:14 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 733
Re: 408 cheytac action

I might have to look at the 50-408 improved or a similar case to get sompthing that is still practical to use. What ever it is it will have to be a repeater.

Cheers Bill
Australia
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 408 cheytac action
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what action for 338 cheytac timmyatnop Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 8 07-30-2011 05:33 PM
left bolt cheytac action ewallace Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 6 03-01-2011 12:28 PM
Lightweight, Short Action Cheytac 300magman Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 12 05-03-2010 08:40 AM
building 375 cheytac best action 300spanker Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 03-23-2010 12:57 AM
Anyone try these in an automatic rifle:338 Lapua, 375 Cheytac, 408 Cheytac, 505 Gibbs WildcatB Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 1 02-17-2009 03:41 PM

Current Poll
Do you wear hearing protection while hunting?

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC