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Old 12-10-2006, 10:40 AM
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Re: The ultimate Idaho weight \"smokin fur\" rifle

i've always thought the first baffle did the most work, and each one after a little less. what percentage could only be known if you had a recoil measuring fixture. i agree with the width on the baffles. i guess a little more width and a 3 baffle would probably be as good as a 5. i'm always trying to keep the length of the guns down. i got my bullpup functioning and hunted with it this year. it is a sweet hunting rifle.
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Re: The ultimate Idaho weight \"smokin fur\" rifle

Shawn

May I ask the source of the sight level / cosine indicator and mounting device and where I may obtain such a set up for an identical scope as that pictured, I am in the U.K so would probably have to order the parts from the US?

Thanks for the help and for the excellent post and pictures, kind of makes me wish I was in the U.S

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Jonathan,

Those are standard Brownell's items brownells.com
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Shawn,

What is the barrel contour on that rifle?
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It is 1.350" for 4", tapered to .950", with 6 - 3/8" flutes. It is a real beast, can't wait to shoot some groups at distance with it.
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Re: The ultimate Idaho weight \"smokin fur\" rifle

Outstanding in every detail!

How much does this Idaho weight weigh as pictured? Thx.

Also, is there somewhere on the i'net with more details on the ballistics of the 338AM? Have read every post at LRH from yourself and Kirby, but am looking for the the loads with development info, if possible.
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The pictured rifle weight 15.8 lbs. 338 AM ballistics are limited to what work Kirby has done and the 1 rifle I have built so far (I have 3 more to build). You are limited on powder options, for me there is really only one H50BMG. Load developement was kind of funny, I subscribe to the theory that a good rifle will shoot most any load fairly well and some better than others. I loaded 2 grain steps fired 1 round at 138-146 grains watched preasure and velocities, stopped at 146 and backed off 1 grain for 145 and 3300 fps and some change. I loaded a dozen rounds up and off we went. I must admit Kirby paved the way on this one giving me a really good place to start.
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