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Unread 08-08-2012, 10:12 PM
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Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

This build started early this year as two soldiers deployed in Afghanistan scheming about potential Alaska hunt plans when they returned from their deployment

Since moving to Alaska, I've come to appreciate a lighter rifle, and bringing in the range a smidgen from some of my hunting experiences in the L48 prior to the move. This rifle reflects those new realities for me.

The intent was to have a 10.5 lb rifle w/a NXS that was very simliar in "foot print" to a factory Accumark, but built like Weatherby should've built it (according to me at least IMHO...Shawn built the exact rig that was in my head when this build started. It's pretty cool when it works out like that.

Weight-10 lbs 12 ozs as depicted with optics and level
Smith-Straight Shooter Supply, North Bend OR
Stock maker- Bell Carlson part number 6654 (This is the "old school" Weatherby TRR stock, slightly wider forend/higher comb than the Accumark stock)
Action-9 lug Weatherby Mark V
Bottom Metal-Weatherby Custom Shop “Drop Box Kit” +1 capacity PN# CBA2038
Barrel-Brux SS 9.5 twist #5 contour fluted 26” finish sourced from Greg @ Southern Precision Rifles
Muzzle Brake-Muscle Brake .885" 3 port from Centershot
Base/Rings-Near Alphamount with 10 MOA cant
Reamer-Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Match (300 gr NABs at 3.775" are at the lands)
Optic-Euro Optic supplied NXS 3.5-15x50 NPR-1 HS MOA turrets

I'm about to head the range to get this rifle and a new F-Class rig up and going. Shawn test fired, and provided load data for the 300 NABs, so it was ready to shoot out of the box. Looks like the load that worked for him out of the few he shot was 94 grains of Retumbo, F215s, 300 gr NABs, 2775 fps avg. I'll be sure to post up a target representative of it's precision potential once I have one I've shot.

I hope the specs, photos, and vids motivate someone to get started on thier build.

I can't say enough about the build experience with Straight Shooter Supply.

And if I broke any protocol posting this up, mods, square me away. I don't have the same opportunity I used to have to frequent the forum. My intent here is to just relay/share when I find something that works for me, and I want to see others succeed. Straight Shooter Supply is one of those things IMHO.

Enough on my gabbin'...here's the stuff we all really read these threads for:

Beware!-Internet rifles are always heavier in person..LOL..hence the scale photo.

If you click on the pic below, it should start a vid demonstrating the 3+1 mag box, and Straight Shooter Supply's work on getting a Lapua to repeat perfectly in a Mark V with 300 grainers at a COAL of 3.775

Last edited by Autorotate; 08-09-2012 at 12:55 AM.
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Unread 08-09-2012, 03:57 AM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

I'm working on building that exact rifle exept mine is going to have a 28" abs carbon barrel. Your rifle is awesome. I like the colors
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Unread 08-09-2012, 07:09 AM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

Usually I don't like the looks of a gun built using a MKV action as they look bulky and heavy but I do like the looks of your rifle. Nice build. If it shoots like it looks it should be a great gun.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 02:43 AM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

what color did you paint the action and barrel?
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Unread 08-10-2012, 04:03 AM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

HF18-Thank you very much! I started this LRH deal way way back in 2005 LOL...It's very rewarding to be in a position to have some experience that allows little 'ol me, to share with others on how to "shorten the chase" to someone's LRH goals. It's basically my entire motivation to post these/other builds I own now, with the detail I try and provide.

I look forward to seeing your build thread. That sounds like a bitchin' build.

BillR-Thank you! Just my humble opinion...but if you'd need to have "unmanaged weight" in a build, it's best to put into the action, and then the barrel. Another somewhat controversial opinion of mine...is that you'll likely end up needing 1.2 lbs for every 100 yds you intend on relying on the platform for to execute 1 MOA cold bore (no sighters/first shot of the day...i.e. LRH type shots) hits. I.E.-1000 yd, 12" steel plate, ideal conditions, cold bore (with the right shooter, ammo, rifle) will probably end up being 12 lbs. I.E. #2: 1500 yd, 16" steel plate, ideal conditions, that's a 18lb rig.

Keep in mind a couple things on that rule of thumb of mine.

1. That includes the optic, bipod, ACI, level and etc.
2. This rule of thumb of mine will be challenged by many on the internet.....but very very few in person...as they stare at a 1 MOA sized target through thier scope and respectable bet is put in place to keep all honest
3. Is there some plus/minus in there for the specific shooter experience....you bet. Just a rule to get folks started.

Surgeon-Suggest you email Brady/Shawn (straightshootersupply@charter.net) over at Straight Shooter Supply to get it from the horses mouth, but I believe it to be a Titanium color. The final finish/color can be tweaked a bit with the application/curing process as it's been explained to me.
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Unread 08-10-2012, 11:29 PM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

Very nice rifle! I love the Near mount!
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Unread 08-13-2012, 05:49 AM
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Re: Straight Shooter Supply 338 Lapua Mark V

Very nice build and a great weight for a LR 338. Heavy enough for stabilty and light enough to carry.
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