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Old 11-28-2006, 12:42 PM
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.338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Itís close but yet so far. Kirby sent some pictures!! But do to poor weather condition they werenít that good at least not to be posted for all to see that is so hopefully when Kirby has a chance he will post some pictures for you all to see. I think this will be Kirbyís first medium weight rifle. In his .338 AM. The specs are and I might have missed something how knows. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]


Lilja 1.450" straight cylinder 34" barrel, fluted with 3/8" wide flutes
BAT 1.55" Model M receiver, Left hand bolt, left hand port
BAT 40 moa rail base
McMillan MBR Tooley stock
APS V-Block system
APS Muzzle brake
Rifle Basic Trigger
Night Force 8-32x56
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:28 PM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Kirby,
What did that left handed "Grim Reaper" end up weighing? I just got the pictures. Those big black flutes sure look nice.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:09 PM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

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Lilja 1.450" straight cylinder 34" barrel, fluted with 3/8" wide flutes


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Nothing like a good mountain rifle [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:41 PM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Nothing swings smoother on a zig zagging coyote than a slightly front heavy 34" barrel with a 32 power scope on it. Of course the 338AM should be able to put one down clean. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]

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Old 11-28-2006, 10:33 PM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Yep I was looking for a light weight quick handling rifle and I believe Kirby has built me one.[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 11-29-2006, 09:48 AM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Hired Gun,

Should be around 30 lbs ready to shoot. The flutes are actually 7/16" flutes. I had Dan tool up for some very large flutes, they just look much better on these big barrels. A 1/4" flute just looks silly, as does a 5/16" flute unless you have 8 of them.

The flutes are not black, they just look that way in the pics because they are so damn deep!!!

Its -28 degrees here this morning with wind chill factor in the -40 degree range. I was hoping to get some range testing done today, not likely though. Maybe tommorow or Friday. I suspect there will not be to many rounds down this barrel before realizing its a shooter. If the first three rounds at 1/2 mile do not break 4" I will be amazed!!

This rifle has a hybrid Barrel bedding V-Block design I designed specifically for the BAT 8.5" M receiver. The receiver is pillar bedded with three pillars and then the barrel is cradled by a 3" V-Block roughly 3" ahead of the receiver. This is by far the most stable bedding design I have played with so far. I can put must of my weight on that muzzle and it will not squat down into the barrel channel AT ALL!!

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Old 11-29-2006, 09:50 AM
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Re: .338 AM So Close Yet So Far

Your right, nothing swings smoother then a rifle of this weight. Thats because you let it sit there until the damn yote gets out there 2000 yards and things he's safe, then you vent him with a 300 gr pill!!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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