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Old 12-08-2009, 09:04 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

so i ordered the Bat action today. so i was wondering about barrel lenght now i am thinking some where around 32 inches before the muzzle brake. and also what are some good stocks for a gun like this mcmillan A5 tatical. but i am open to other stocks
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:09 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

Congrats on the BAT-excellent choice. Barrel...What type of shooting, any particular manufacturer and contour in mind, os weight a concern. Not knowing I'd say 30" but...
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:22 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

28-30 inch barrel lengths are most common in this, and similar case capacity, 338 caliber cartridges. The muzzle brake will add about two inches.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:28 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

i was thinking a hart barrel. weight is not a issue i would just like to keep the gun under 18 pounds. this will just be a long range hunting gun. i was thinking a straight taper barrel and was thinking 32 inches would be good i know the muzzle break will add 2 or 3 inches. and i i meaning 32 inches before the muzzle break

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Old 12-09-2009, 07:52 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

for the 338 if you go with a straight taper and a shank of 1.350 for about 4-5 inches and then taper down, that allows one rechamber later on.

That is going to make a heavy blank in the 8-10 lb range with a 30-32" blank

Now go smaller shank and more radical tapers, you can cut weight.

Here is a link for pics of mine with a more radical taper

Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

Figure stock is 4-5 lbs, and action 2-4 lbs with bottom metal

That is putting you in the 14-18 lb range with no scope

Joel Russos A5Ls are great stocks.

Manners makes some very good stocks that can be made lighter also.

BH

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Old 12-09-2009, 10:11 AM
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so i ordered the Bat action today. so i was wondering about barrel lenght now i am thinking some where around 32 inches before the muzzle brake. and also what are some good stocks for a gun like this mcmillan A5 tatical. but i am open to other stocks
I was going for a compromise of light weight carry rifle and long range accuracy, so went with a 90% carbon fiber Manner's T2, but that's trying to keep rifle weight around 11 lbs. Also went with fluted, med. palma, 30" finished Rock creek 1-10 twist with the 5R. But, if under 18 lbs. is your goal, you could do just about what you want. Some states won't let you hunt with a rifle that heavy. ID has a max weight of 16lbs, as I recall. Just may want to keep that in mind if you ever plan on traveling to these states. Keep us informed as to how your build goes. Should be fun to watch. Jon
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:29 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

I have used the Rem700 for a custom .308 but the action still needed to be trued. The custom actions are ready to build a custom rifle as is. For the extra money to true the 700 I can buy a custom action for just a little more. I recently ordered a .338 Lapua and am building it on a Stiller Predator X (same as TAC) action. That action is designed for that caliber. I think the custom action is the way to go.

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