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Old 12-10-2009, 11:41 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

okay off what some of you guys have said i changed my plan some i would like the gun to be 14 or15 pounds with a scope and ammo. i was thinking a nightforce nsx scope. what would be a good barrel countor to go with. and i think i would like a 32 inch barrel. unless the 32 inch barrel would not gain mucg over 28 or 30 in barrels.
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:09 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

I have a #7 lilja on mine(.950@muzzle) it is a heavy profile but it is only 27",you will lose about 18-20fps for every inch less of barrel,i have a nightforce and mk4 leupy both excellent mk4 is lighter though,also you will most probably need a pelican case to fit a 30"+ barrel,dont forget to add that to your overall cost.cheers.
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Old 12-12-2009, 08:34 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

300R, I am also building a 338 lapua and am using the exact same barrel as you used. Mine will be a 28" fluted without the break. Could you post a picture of your rifle on this post, it may help the author with his question, not to mention I and I'm sure others would like to see what your rifle looks like.
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Old 12-12-2009, 04:40 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

Here she is guy's...
Tac 338 action
27"lilja 1-10twist#7
A5 mcmillan
vias brake
jewell trigger
NF5.5-22x50
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:00 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

Wow!!!! That's one nice looking rifle! How does it shoot?
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Old 12-12-2009, 05:22 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

Thanks very much,i have not yet had a chance to shoot it,i'll spend some time with it over the holidays.I forgot to mention i went with a PT&G floorplate and a weatherby mag box and follower allows about a 3.900 oal,feeds well and it requires no work drops straight in.
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Old 12-12-2009, 07:06 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

Very nice looking rig, thanks for the pics.
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