338 Nawakwa project

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  1. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I had a 1.450 10t lilja 17 3/4" barrel laying around and decided to chamber it for the 338 Nawakwa on a Lawton action with a Mckree aluminum stock Jewell 2oz trigger and topped it off with a 30 moa base Bear Rings and a 8x32x56 Nightforce scope. I loaded up some 300g SMK with 90 to 92g of H1000 and some Retumbo loads 100g and am going to test them tomorrow. Hopping for just over 2700fps.
     
  2. Ernie

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    Eric,
    Look forward to the results once you get bullets flying down range.
     

  3. JUDD

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    If I may ask what is this exactly? Never heard of it
     
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    it is a 338 lapua imp here is a link to a pic of the case with others to compare
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  5. bar63

    bar63 Well-Known Member

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    What is your McKree stock like? Curious about velocity and groups, like everyone else.
     
  6. JUDD

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    May be a stupid ? but what is the benefit of this over a straight 338 lapua improved?

    Not tryin to flame you here just looking to learn a bit!
     
  7. ewallace

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    100 to 200 fps with a 300g smk

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    vidio of shooting the 338 Nawakwa
     
  8. JUDD

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    What is done to the case? I assume it is blowed out a bit and shoulder angle changed?
     
  9. bar63

    bar63 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I have a friend here that is building his 3rd XP for hunting. He is interested in the stock. Who sells them? We have used Brown and HS stocks before.
     
  10. ewallace

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    The neck is pushed forward shoulder angle is steepened and min taper on the case in a rifle I am shooting 100g of Retumbo with the 300g SMK at 3050fps out of a 32" Barrel
    I was shooting H1000 I shot loads from 90g to 94g
     
  11. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    You can get the stock from McKree MCREESPRECISION Home Page
     
  12. Ernie

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    Another pic of a McRee stock

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  13. bar63

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    Ernie,

    Actually it was your specific stock that got the ball rolling. The pictures in "Handgunner" of the 1000 yd shoot in Sundance aroused curiosity. We had seen a lot of XP stocks over the years, but none like that. I have been in conversation with Richard Mertz about several of us from Green River coming up to his shoot this June. Thanks.

    Dan
     
  14. Ernie

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    Dan,
    Hope you can make it to Mertz's shoot-It will be a lot of fun.
    If you have any questions about the shoot, give me a call.
    307-257-7431