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Old 10-04-2005, 10:49 PM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

26" is as short as I would ever recommend and that would be for a light weight big game rifle.

For long range work I would say 28" is about rifle and 30" will work great as well.

The Lapua does not need an overly long barrel, I feel 28" is about right for this bore and case capacity. Remember that you will only gain about 16-18 fps per inch of barrel over 26" with this chambering so its not as dependent on barrel length as say the 30 cal magnums.

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Old 10-05-2005, 06:32 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

Kirby, you mean those extra inches in a 30 cal. will increase vº a lot ?
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:13 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

Alg,

Not really but in a shorter barrel, the 338 Bore will generate more velocity with a heavir bullet then will a 30 cal. Simply a factor of bullet surface area and the ability of the larger bored 338 to use faster burning powder under heavier bullets.

In shorter length barrels this will result in more velocity whereas the tighter bored 30 cals need a bit more pipe to get the slower powder burned effectively.

From what I have seen, the big 30 cals will gain around 20-22 fps per inch past 26.

My comment was only to point out that the 338 bore is much more efficent in a shorter barrel length then a 30 cal.

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Old 10-05-2005, 08:39 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

i shot a p dog at 60 yards with the 338 lapua with a 300 grain bullet going 2750 fps and there was nothing left of that dog but little peaces laying around. peaces went at least 20ft into the air. it was the energy from the bullet that did it not high vel.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:13 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

OK... then I'm looking for something like this:

-HS Precision Heavy Tactical Rifle (left handed)in .338 Laupa Magnum with a 28" barrel (remembering that the supressor will add a couple of inches as well to the total lenght of the rifle)
-Badger Ordnance 1-piece base w/20 MOA slant
-Badger Ordnance rings (standard or BMG)
-NightForce 5.5-22x56 NXS sight

-BR Reflex T12 sound supressor
According to the importer, the fluted barrel should not cause a problem with the supressor.

Does anybody have any experience with mercury recoil reducers? Are they useful or just a waste of money?
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Old 10-06-2005, 09:18 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

Kregg,

It was actually tissue displacement from the large caliber bullet more then energy.

I have shot hundreds of gophers at 50 yards and under with my 357 Magnum revolvers loaded with the 125 gr Golden Saber HP loaded to between 1400 and 1600 fps depending on the revolver used. They simply pop into a red and green mist from a solid center hit.

This is soley because of the extreme amount of tissue disruption in the very thin skinned target. Basically turns them into a water ballon!!!

Also why the 338s kill better at long range on big game.

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Old 10-06-2005, 11:22 AM
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Re: More questions regarding a .338 laupa rifle

You don't need the mercury. A good silencer acts as a muzzle break.
I have shot a braked, and a silenced 338LM, and the recoil is similar.
The silencer makes recoil even more of a slow push.
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