338 "Grey Ghost"

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Black Diamond 408, Jan 13, 2008.

  1. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    I just finished this custom build for a customer in Georgia. He wanted a hot rod caliber for long range elk, bear and buffalo hunts. We decided on the 338 Snipe-Tac (338-408imp) round. He also wanted it to be light for extended foot trips and he required a detachable magazine system.

    After many hours of machining and shaving weight where ever posible and replacing std steel parts with Titanium and aluminum. I used a special made
    Lone Wolf 100% carbon fiber stock, Pillar bedded and installed a special ultra light butt pad that i make in my shop, 1/4 ounce.

    The barrel is a special contour Lawton/ABS carbon fiber wrap...32" with a Titanium muzzle brake. Action is my own design, stainless steel with detach magazine, 5 rounds capable. A jewell trigger finishes off the rifle with a pull of 15 ounces.

    The rifle weight ended up at 10# 7 ounces (bare weight)

    Here are a few pics
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    Testing and load development will start later this week. I will post the results of the rifle.

    Dave
     
  2. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    Looks great, can't wait sto see how it shoots.
     

  3. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    I have heard of this caliber several times, what are ballistics like? I love that rifle!
     
  4. comfisherman

    comfisherman Well-Known Member

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    Awesom rifle

    My fiance asked what I wanted for christmas next year since by her standards I'm hard to shop for. I'll just forward her the pic and wish for the best......

    I am always impressed by the aesthetic quality of the rifles you build as well as the accuracy. At ten lbs that is one impressive rifle.
     
  5. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    OK.. I soo have to stop coming to this site.. Unless I win the lotto I'm gonna be drooling @ the comp all the time.. My wife is gonna wonder what I'm looking @.

    Very nice rifle..
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    that sure doesn't look like a rifle you'd throw in the back of the pickup! very nice to say the least. he must have 3 or 400 dollars wrapped up in that thing!
     
  7. Down Under Hunter

    Down Under Hunter Well-Known Member

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    Dave,

    One hell of a bad ass lookin' killen machine !!

    Cheers from DUH
     
  8. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Tyler,

    The balistics are exceptional, but this is a large round.
    300grn bullets flying around 3350fps. Powder charges
    in the 140's.

    100yd zero will get you too 1000yds with 16moa comeups,
    give or take a little depending on the altitude.

    Dave
     
  9. linksmechanic

    linksmechanic Well-Known Member

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    Nice Work!
     
  10. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    That is one cool looking rig......sweet
     
  11. Desert Fox

    Desert Fox Well-Known Member

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    Dave, as usual, you overdid yourself again!
     
  12. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Desert Fox,

    Thanks and,
    Yes it did come out real nice, i am re working the magazine to hold only 3 rounds. This will bring the bottom of the mag to level with the trigger guard. It should improve the lines of the rifle. I will post the updated pics soon.

    Dave
     
  13. rtv900

    rtv900 Well-Known Member

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    That is a cool looking rifle. I wish I had the skill to build something like that. Nice job.
     
  14. GoldenRod

    GoldenRod Well-Known Member

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    Black Diamond 338 Ghost

    Dave,

    That rifle could make a blind man see and a cripple man walk!!!! Also nock the taste out of an Elks mouth at a mile!!!!!