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Old 06-08-2004, 07:29 PM
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Still thinking about a long range rifle

Hi

Anyone using a 30/338 Lapua? How does it stack up to a .300 RUM, or .300 RUM improved (think they call it a Tomahawk)? I realize the Lapua brass is more $$. Looking for pro's and con's.

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Old 06-08-2004, 07:56 PM
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Agunner. Brent is using a .30-338 Lapua Imp you should get a hold of him. Yes the Lapua brass is more expensive, but much higher quality so I think its worth it when your can reload that peice of brass 15 times more or less depending on your pressure. You can get a hold of Darryl Cassel as he has a Tomahawk.
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Old 06-08-2004, 08:14 PM
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Thanks Nighthawk,

I did communicate a while back with Brent, and he was very informative, and extremely helpful. I was looking for other opinions and possibly a side by side comparison..

Andrew
BTW- your comment about the brass is a good point.
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Not a problem. You could also look at something called the .30 Wolf. It uses the .338 Lapua case, but is highly improved. The guy who "invented" it got a deer at 2600 yards. I belive SLT has one of these.
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Pros: Brass is tough and long-lasting. Velocity is faster than the RUM. Quality and accuracy of custom system.

Cons: Neckdown and fireforming required. Cost of custom system.
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Old 06-09-2004, 01:10 AM
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Nighthawk,
You mentioned the "30 Wolf" were do I get info on this cartridge ?

I'm planning on a .30 cal custom rig for LR
hunting. Problem is, I want the fastest, flattest .30 there is. Maybe this is the one I've been searching for!

STL,
the works you described are not a problem, I do all that for my .300 RUM Improved, have to neck turn, fireform and use custom Neil Jones push dies. Just wondering if you can post data with 180 grn and 200 grn bullets.


Any info would be awesome..

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Old 06-09-2004, 03:21 AM
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Re: Still thinking about a long range rifle

Hi Proman1,

I am having a .30 Wolf built right now, and should have it shortly. S1 from A.R. Tactical is building it for me. I had a 6.5 WSM built from him as well and the machine work is awesome!!!!!!!!! He is very detail oriented and does the job right.

STL has a .30 Wolf and has posted awesome results with it!

S1 can be reached at: s1@artactical.com Drop him an email


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