338 Lapua Improved in progress!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tyler Kemp, Jul 8, 2009.

  1. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    308Nate (Nathan Dagley, straightshotgunsmithing.com) is building it for me. Hopefully it will be finished by November in time to get ready for some deer whacking action.

    Here's the final specs!

    Action- Lawton 8500 with right bolt/right eject, with right/left ports, fluted bolt and a "tactical" bolt handle. Topped with a 40 MOA base.

    Barrel- Broughton fluted 32" 7.9 1000 yard contour, with 5C 1:9.3" twist.

    Brake- Nate's "X-Treme" brake, the big slab looking one.

    Trigger- The real light Jewell with a safety.

    Stock- Mcree Precision...too many options to list, but it's coated in Coyote Tan.

    Barreled action to be coated a matte black.

    +custom dies by Nate

    That's everything that Nate is doing for me. Will put a 6-9" Harris on it eventually, I have one on my 6mm now, if I don't get another one it will have to do double duty. I will add a Nightforce eventually, but I'm broke now because of this, I had to chip in some. :D (If you have a 5.5-22x50 or 56 NF, and are willing to sell, PM me!)

    I CANNOT WAIT!
     
  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a good build, you've been waiting for this for a long time! What weight do you think it will end up at? Judging by the reports of Nate's builds you won't be disappointed when it turns up.

    Stu.
     

  3. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Should be around 20 lbs ready to go.
     
  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    You better start eating you Wheaties hauling that thing around:D
    Congrats on getting your rifle going Tyler.
     
  5. Timberbeast7

    Timberbeast7 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, 20 lbs! They must not have a weight limit on rifles in your state...that gun will be illegal in Idaho.
     
  6. Bud Martin

    Bud Martin Well-Known Member

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    That rifle will weigh half as much as you loaded, you better get 2 boxes of Wheaties and get bulked up a bit. show us a pic when you get it done and let us know how it shoots.