338 lapua Ackley Improved Build

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by O6DODGE, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. O6DODGE

    O6DODGE Well-Known Member

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    8 months in the making but she is finally finished. Can't wait to get her to the range for some fire forming and load development.

    Specs:
    Stiller tac 338
    Bartlein barrel 29in at the threads 31 at the muzzle finished at 1in
    Spiral fluted by kampfeld
    Chambered in 338 lapua ackley improved throated for the 300gr Berger hybrids
    Csr 4 port break
    Seekins dbm
    Jewel trigger
    McM A5a

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  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifle!! What are you doing for dies? Redding has stopped taking custom orders now I hear.

    Jeff
     

  3. O6DODGE

    O6DODGE Well-Known Member

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    My smith has a set of dies right now. So he is doing all my loading for me.
     
  4. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanks!

    jeff
     
  5. O6DODGE

    O6DODGE Well-Known Member

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  6. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Thank you. I think I will order another undersized reamer to match the reamer I am using and do it myself. I want it to match the reamer I am using.

    Thanks again.

    Jeff
     
  7. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Nice shootin' stick! Those blackened spiral flutes are cool!
     
  8. O6DODGE

    O6DODGE Well-Known Member

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    Yea I have seen several people go that route as well.
     
  9. Broz

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    Make sure to post some pics of the long range groups. What scope is that? Looks like maybe an IOR?

    Jeff
     
  10. O6DODGE

    O6DODGE Well-Known Member

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    That scope is my smiths USO he out it on for the pic. I have a nightforce 5.5-22x50 mlr ret coming for her. My smith took it out to the range for some testing. I wasn't able to go as I was out of town. He said it was consistent at 600 yards with 2-2 1/2in groups on steel. I will post pics and range report as soon as I get it out for some testing myself.