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Old 09-27-2012, 11:32 AM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

I've been lame about more pics and shooting (I decided to go out 4-wheeling in the mounains during the Fall colors this weekend instead - should have been bowhunting I guess). In any case, I did get the scope on and did some barrel break-in while seeing what velocities I was getting with different powder charges. I'll remember to get some better close-ups with the scope on next time. I was kind of racing against daylight to get my shooting done.

I used to think my 300 Dakota was a reasonable-sized round. It looks and feels downright juvenile next to the Big Baer...feels like I'm grabbing a 243 round or something now. I wondered how 135+ grains of powder would feel...not bad actually. With the big 'ol muzzle brake and about 18 pounds of weight, she's a pretty polite girl. Oh, she's got ooomph to her no doubt, but very reasonable. I'll have the wife and daughters try her sometime.

More shooting and pics to come hopefully...
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Old 10-06-2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Beautiful rifle!
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:22 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

That is huge case capacity. I'm going to check what case you necked down on Wiki. Nice rifle, what distance can it shoot to?
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:29 AM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

The parent case is actually the .505 Gibbs. Most have necked the 408 Chey Tac down to .338. Aspen did not have to "neck down" either of those cases, as I supplied him with straight .338-.408 brass.
His particular configuration is capable of 3,000 yds.

Hey Aspen~ You quit playing with those trucks and shoot that thing yet?
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Old 10-08-2012, 06:28 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Joel, thanks for taking the time to read and reply to that post. I love the stock on that rifle, amazing. Also, great shooting, you and the gun on that mile shot. I like your website, great stuff. Dad has a nice wood stocked rifle too and looks like he loves to shoot. 338 Baer, wow.

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Old 10-08-2012, 06:43 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

Wow! I would never be able to take it. The scratch and I would cry like a baby. Beautiful gun. I am jealous.
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:08 PM
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Re: 338 Big Baer in Turkish Walnut

beautiful rifle I want one...
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