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Old 06-17-2007, 09:37 AM
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Purchased a Sako TRG-S 338 Lapua off internet. Spoke on the phone with the seller, asked all the right questions. Anyhow it arrived Fri and the barrel had been cut to 24". Any idea of the velocity loss those missing inches will cost??
Not the first time this has happen, one of the perils of dealing on the internet.
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Old 06-17-2007, 10:21 AM
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I'd say about 25 FPS per inch.......I am building a 30" barreled Laupa as we speak..... a big cartridges and a long barrel just go together IMHO............
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Old 06-17-2007, 12:34 PM
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If this is someone who will sell more than one item I hope you do your best to run down his name!!! That is just plain dirty. Good luck. I would guess that you would loose closer to 50 or more fps per inch because of the barrel diameter. Small bores are less affected by length than larger ones if memory serves. Good news is that at least you will get a little less barrel whip!
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Small bores are less affected by length than larger ones if memory serves.

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I believe that you have that backwards....
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Old 06-17-2007, 02:45 PM
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Rifle was bought from a listing on Guns America. Seller will not answer my e-mails. I find the vast majority of sellers to be honest, I have problems with 2-3% of the firearms bought.
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Re: Stubby--Lapua

Bearless,

Ive had that same problem from GunsAmerica thats why I mostly do stuff off of either gunbroker and auctionarms. Seems to be better on seller info etc.

I am thinking of selling my 338 lapua TRG-S as well with all I got for it we'll see though.

Goodluck on getting ahold of that seller.

Dave
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Old 06-17-2007, 03:06 PM
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Re: Stubby--Lapua

Velocity loss chart: http://www.accuratereloading.com/223sb.html
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