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Unread 12-13-2009, 09:22 AM
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Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

Not yet, just got back from a MO hunting trip and shooting it some. Coyote at 916 yards too.

Going to be an after the new year project.

Accuracy Int is working with the meloniting process now for their 338 Lapua. I was kind of waiting to see what their results showed too

Seveal BR shooters are using it as well.

So far absolutely nothing negative. Joel Kendrick would have the latest info and just have not talked to him in 3-4 months.

BH
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    Unread 03-21-2010, 12:54 PM
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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    took two LR newbies out this last week and popping steel at 750.. They were amazed how easy it was to just keep them in the middle and watching the steel flop on the chains.

    Load is H1000 and at 2960 fps. Could go higher but really is tight here.

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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    hey partner,,do u have any load data u wouldnt mind sharing
    thanks,,,phil
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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    BH,

    X2 on load data. I am rebuilding my 338 Lapua with almost identical spec's as your Snake-2. I also sent you a PM.

    Ray
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    Unread 03-21-2010, 07:14 PM
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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    Great looking rig, nice pics and thorough write up. Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    With most AIs, depending on exact dimensions, you will find somewhere in between 90-97 or more of gr H1000 with the 300 gr SMK. Mine ended in the middle and at 2960 with one hole. What more can you ask for? Just a lot of different reamers, shoulder angles and dimensions out there.

    That is the drawback of wildcats and why most will normally need custom dies.

    I went the same (maybe a little more) on US869 also but did not go high enough to really make it work I think. Or the gun just did not like it.

    Anyway, due to the reamer variances you really need to start low and work up.

    My gun has the HS mag, which are shorter than some, so I started just under max COAL for the mag and it stayed there.

    BH

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    Re: Snake 2- 338 Lapua Ack Imp

    Great writeup, and awesome LR rifle.

    Thanks for sharing, and I look forward to hearing future results of the Melonite.
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