.338 PGW Timberwolf

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  1. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    I'm hankering after a .338 LM and am taken with the design / layout and aesthetics of the PGW Timberwolf.

    Does anyone on here own one, or know of someone who has one who could give me a overview on accuracy, useability etc?

    Any assistance gratefully accepted.




    Thanks in advance, R
     
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  2. CapDog

    CapDog Well-Known Member

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    Had the opportunity to test one and they are a nice piece of kit. Very functional and accurate. The downside is they were a small company who got a big contract and almost all their time and effort seems to be getting eaten up with that. Although I've heard they are coming back down to earth again and are easier to get a hold of.
     

  3. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the reply, I believe that Colt has something to do with their distribution now, which may make one easier to get in my country. Not sure about what the lead time will be though....
     
  4. Brown Dog

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    Andy,

    Assuming a (yet to be confirmed) change to my diary; I will be getting a chance to play with a Timberwolf at the end of this month. I'll gather a bunch of pics and thoughts for you then.

    Matt
     
  5. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    Matt, that would be very useful, thankyou - you have my e-mail address I think?
     
  6. davewilson

    davewilson Well-Known Member

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    could someone explain what a PGW timberwolf is ?
     
  7. Ronin

    Ronin Well-Known Member

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    Dave

    PGW Timberwolf

    Prarie Gun Works Timberwolf


    Canadian Sniper Rifle - calibre .338 Lapua Magnum - supposed to be "the" most accurate sniper / tactical rifle available (not custom made)

    Link to PGW

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  8. Brown Dog

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    Andy,

    I think these pics should give you a better idea of the Timberwolf. I've shown it next to a 338 AWM for comparison.

    Ergonomically the rifle feels a little RPKish (...if you know what I mean!) ....I absolutely did not like the solid metal molded stock (all the areas that look silver / grey are bare solid metal (...rather surprising for a rifle from Canada!). Although I have to admit, it feels seriously robust. The folding stock was a 'once a day' type arrangement rather than 'every 20 minutes'; but offered wildly strong lock up. The trigger was excellent.

    By all accounts, it's received rave reviews by those over here who've seriously tested it (and it's no longer just in service with the Cdn Army!).

    How you would choose between it and an AWM; I don't know!

    [most impressive was the scope, 4-16x56 hensoldt....SMALLER than the 3-12x50 PM2 on the AWM!!! ....anyone want to buy my 4-16 PM2? :) ]



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  9. Brown Dog

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    I have no idea how you would make a choice between the two rifles!


    ...perhaps you could opt for something at the other end of the spectrum :) :

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  10. flims

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    i'm not sure on this one however Hunters of England seem to import 'exotic' rifles. on this website i've seen they where the ones trying the 408cheytac in the UK and apparently one particular member is setting out to introduce 1mile matches everynow and then. i think its your best bet.
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  11. NYLES

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    Dont know who likes it or dislikes it but that green and grey one is a MEAN lookin dude! Scary all business lookin!
     
  12. Ronin

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    Matt

    just caught the post, an impressive looking beast. I havent seen this variant before, most of the photos I have seen are dressed in A5's.

    Probably a silly question, but i'll ask anyway - how did it shoot / accuracy / how far out did you do?

    In terms of carrying for long periods - was it as "portable" as an AW or less so?


    Flims


    The 408CT made by Rob Hunter (Hunters of England) is an Improved version of the CT case. He had a reamer and dies made specifically. The rifle is based on an RPA action not CT - however it still shoots very well.
     
  13. ds

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    BD

    FN P90 = kack hander friendly!!!

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - the PGW looks FUGLY to me in that alloy stock, looked very good in a Mc. Slow stock though (wonder if the alloy stock was the imput from Colt - or rather the afterbirth from a AR30 stock).

    Ronin if you want a metal monster why not a EDM Windrunner or CheyTac in 338 Lap, it seems more of a complete "system" somehow. That said I know someone else in the UK who has played with the PGW - accuracy was said to be excellent.

    David.
     
  14. Ronin

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    David

    cannot say I like the aesthetics of the "metal monster" that BD tried, however I do like the look of the PGW in an A5 - which is what I am looking to get.

    If you look at the current Colt (Canada) catalogue, the TW is advertised with option for all Mac A series stocks, so i'm not sure if the metal folder shown in BD post is a one off or special for assessment (maybe for special units)

    Whatever ones opinion on how the metal stock looks, placed in an A series, it looks pretty good (IMO)