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Old 01-22-2008, 10:44 PM
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Thoughts on my new build

I am having a 338 Lapua custom built for me now. I am going with the following items

Rem 700 Action
Shilen Select Match 28' 1/10 twist barrel. Having barrel spiral fluted and Birdsong Coated.
Mcmillian A2 Stock
Oversize recoil lug
Badger Ordinance Tactical Lug
timney trigger
Either Leupold 6.5x20x50 LR or Zeiss 6x20x50 Conquest

My questions are this:

1. Which Muzzle Brake would you use. I have used Hollands in the past, but would like to put something different on it.

2. Which Base and Rings would you use?

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:13 PM
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Your rifle sounds great!

For a brake, I would give Kirby Allen a shout out or call. He makes some awesome brakes. You can contact him on this board. He is very professional and builds awesome rifles. If you don't have a smith yet, I would seriosly consider him for the build.

For rings and bases, I would use Nightforce base and rings. However, Badger rings and bases and Leupold rings and bases are excellent too. You can't go wrong either way.

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Old 01-22-2008, 11:23 PM
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Thanks for the advice. Yeah I have a gunsmith that I am using. I am not going to say he is the best out there, but he is far better than alot of them out there.
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Old 01-23-2008, 09:07 AM
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Let me tell you that when I was developing the loads using 250mk's for my 338 Lapuas IMR 7828 worked the best. May not in your rifle but give it a try. My 338 Lapua Improved rifles like the H1000 the best but I use the 300 smk for those.
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Old 01-26-2008, 07:48 AM
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for rings and bases check out http://nearmfg.com/contact_us.htm

nice product.
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Old 01-26-2008, 11:52 AM
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Your smith is competant, only hear good things about him....but you know who I think the best gun builder around our area is. He has a reamer....I know cause he taught me how to chamber while he was using it to build rbelote's gun. It is too bad that he is quitting building for the general public.


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Thanks for the advice. Yeah I have a gunsmith that I am using. I am not going to say he is the best out there, but he is far better than alot of them out there.
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Old 01-26-2008, 12:04 PM
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Oh he has a 338 Lapua reamer does he? hhmmm. very intersting

banded , is that list of products things that you already had or is that whats on order I ask simply cause I'm not a big fan of Shilen barrels As for your brake , I personaly use Nathan Dagleys
V-port brake , its a baffel style that works very well , I like it cause it just looks differant. eddybo can testify to its ability to reduce recoil.

other than that it looks like your gonna have a sweet setup. What aprt of MS are you in?
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