Originally Posted by signature542
Thanks Ridge Rider.
It looks like new match Benchmark APS wrapped barrels wont be that far away for our 2011 projects.
The only problem will be trying to keep up with that Snipetac! Some how after looking at the case and Idaho profile tube I'll just give up now!
My Benchmark barrels have been trimmed down by Benchmark on their unique and special purpose machines for this task and are ready to be carbon fibre wrapped by ABS.
The machining has been completed on both of my new carbon fibre barrels yesterday and were sent to ABS for wrapping.
With a bit of luck Geoff might receive these and both of my Accumarks (30-378 and 338-378) will receive their new barrels hopefully in early January.
Along with new Ultra Light weight stocks from Tom Manners made with 100%carbon fibre both of these will now become light weight long range rifles.
Because of their light weight I am also going to have both of them fitted with Lawton/CheyTac 3 port muzzle brakes to tame the muzzle jump and recoil.
I am estimating both rifles might come in at 9 1/2 pounds with their NightForce scopes.
As for the 338SnipeTac give me some competition and let's have some good fun and good rivalry at Little River or at Top Shot's shooting range.
BTW I spoke with Top Shot last night and his "Nargun" 338 RUM with 26" Pacnor barrel put together by Geoff also looks like being another promising tackhole rifle during its initial barrel run in and load development session..
Top Shot was pushing them Hornady 250 grainers out at over 3000 fps.
With my new 30" new carbon barrel on my 338-378 I hope to crack over 3200 fps with them Hornady 250 grainers as I am already getting 3180 fps out of the standard Krieger barrel with AR2555 (Retumbo) powder and this is not even a hot load but a very accurate one.