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Old 02-11-2006, 02:36 PM
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338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

I'm looking at a custom Ruger #1 in 338/378, and a Interarms AR-30 in 338LUPRA. Looking for openions on which would be best. The 338/378 has a slight edge in velocity, but I don't think it is enough to make a noticable differance. I'll be shooting Alaskian game with it. I actually like the AR-30 best, but my partner has heard some bad things about it. Does anyone out there shoot an AR-30? If so what do you think of it?
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Old 02-11-2006, 03:55 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

Something (everything) about the AR-30 that just doesn't make it "feel" like a hunting rifle.

$1,600 worth of UGLY too!

I'd much rather have a Ruger #1 providing that it shoots well. There is no sense in "just missing" a game animal with all that power. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

How about a nice Rem 700 in 338Edge??
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Old 02-11-2006, 04:32 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

Of those two choices I'd pick the AR.

The #1 is more pleasing to look at. The results of shooting the AR will be more pleasing. (way less finicky and way less tinkering).
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Old 02-11-2006, 07:48 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

The ruger #1 is tricky to get to shoot extremely accurately. Plus the relatively light weight for such a large cartridge. The recoil with out a brake is a slobber knocker for sure.

I shoot a 338 Lapua Ack Imp and I think that is a better cartridge to go to. Good brass, easy to get and cost is only $1 each and last a long time. Mine is only 2875 fps right now, but I am 5 grains below max also. You can run the 338 Lapua AI at over 3000 fps with 300 gr SMKs.

I think I would look at a good custom action single shot with the 338 Lapua AI. If you want a bolt and mag go with CZ 550. Bruce Baer is selling the Lawton actions right now for $795 on an action that is 1.60" in diameter and has a 3/4 bolt diameter and any bolt port configuration, so it is plenty of action to use for either cartridge. Go to his website and look at his Baer line of cartridges which are basically the same and proven. www.baercustomrifles.com BR quality and all you need to do is add trigger (Rem), barrel $500 and stock (take your pick)

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Old 02-12-2006, 05:52 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

Doesn't SAKO make a 338 Lapua? If so, that might be the way to go. Or maybe a Remington in one of the Ultra Mag calibers?

"Alaskan game" as in Big Bears and Moose? If so you probably wont be shooting too long range. Sheep and other smaller species are a different story.

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Old 02-13-2006, 06:05 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

Right now I am shooting Moose at 500 yards with a TCR in .338 Win Mag. My hunting partner is shooting them a 600 with his .378 Wtby. I want to move on out to 800 for Moose and Caribou. Also for Black Bears. Wolves I would like to be able to hit at 1000 yards.
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Old 02-13-2006, 06:25 PM
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Re: 338/378 Vs 338LUPRA

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I want to move on out to 800 for Moose and Caribou. Also for Black Bears. Wolves I would like to be able to hit at 1000 yards.

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With the same rifle??

If yes, then 338-300RUM Improved or 338 Edge or the 7mm Allen Magnum.

Just a tho't....
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