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Old 03-15-2013, 11:26 PM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

A good friend of mine has a model 71 in 450 Alaskan. I developed a load for it with a 350 gr flat nose Kodiak Bonded Core bullet going 2400 fps. It is one sweet, smooth bear rifle.
I'm not as crazy about lever bear rifles as some are but that is one I would really like to kill a bear with.
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Old 03-16-2013, 01:07 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

You're correct I typoed my last post should be 2600 for the 400 grainer. I will also try the 350 tsx as I am also a fan of Barnes bullets. I hope to have it all completed by October so I can bring it into the field with me. A 350 at 2900 shouldn't be too hard to get going and should dump them point blank and at long range. I am having trouble picking a stock for this cannon as I am partial to my mcmillan a-5 but it's a little bulky to be carrying in the field.

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Old 03-16-2013, 02:04 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

The A5, is that the Sako Hunter style? I really like that stock design. I hope you are getting a 2 nd recoil lug under the barrel. It will seriously need it. Another good friend has a 416 Rem Mag that broke its McMillan stock because it only had the 1 action lug. Every 416 I've had that did not have a 2 nd recoil lug busted its stock. Taylor's and Rem Mags . Those that had a 2 nd lug did not. My last Rem mag was a sub 1" rifle built on a CZ550 action with a McGowan stainless custom contoured barrel. The 2 nd lug and rear sight island were integral. Even my 9.3x64 split its stock. Then I had the gunsmith fit a 2 nd recoil lug and bed it in, add cross bolts and its great now. Still a sub 1" rifle.

What action and barrel are u using? What break. The NF 1-4 is pretty long from the front of the power ring to the rear of the eye piece. . On bear rifles I like short lengths of pull and I always try to scope them so the back of the eye piece is no further back than the end of the cocking piece/ back of the fireing pin. That's the beauty of the fixed 2 1/2 x Leupold. .
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:08 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

Getting Ringed by a 416 RUM is definitely NOT sum thing on my " to do " list.
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Old 03-16-2013, 02:16 AM
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I think the 416 RUM is the most efficient of the Big 416 s.
Rigby, Why, Laz , and RUM. It should come very close to the Whby with 10-20 gr less powder.
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Old 03-16-2013, 04:04 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

The A-5 is a fully adjustable tactical stock great for riding bags, wearing a bipod and long range work. The action is a Montana 1999 LA with mag bolt face, ultra mag mag box and .377" recoil lug. Barrel will be either a target weight pacnor or #7 contour pacnor with a timed break and thread protector for the field. I will deffinately ask to see if I need another recoil lug installed.

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Old 03-16-2013, 11:06 AM
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Re: 338win mag brown bear

OK. Are u going with a quick twist or the standard 14" ?
I like the 10" twist.
Most gunsmiths ime don't like under barrel recoil lugs but all the manufacturers of heavy and dangerous game rifles do. The manufacturers don't want broke stocks especially where someone is depending on their rifle in a remote area.
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