408 Cheytac

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Terry Scott, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Anyone out there shooting one?
    If so what is Brass and bullet availability? Cost?
    Recoil?
    Range?
    How is the cartridge regards to copper fowling?
    Looking at buying one, but need more information.
     
  2. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    A friend of mine has a 408 (M310) in a McMillan A5 stock and a Night Force Scope......weight is north of 20#, it reminded me of carrying the M-60 back in the day. This said its a fun rifle to shoot but at $7per round you realy have to want to shoot it. He ordered a case of loaded ammo and has lot's of brass but the bullet selection is limited. I think the premium lathe turned bullets weigh 419gr and we chronoed it at just over 2900fps. We can not get a hold of any expanding bullets and it's not legal to hunt with solids in our state....none the less its an accurate rifle, we can consistantly get good results out to 1200yds, we have gotten hits to 1 mile but it should preform better but we have not had the time to stretch it out. As far as a hunting rig, its not really pratical 20#+ and a 30" barrel but it is cool to look at as long as you dont have to carry it around. With this weight and a the break the recoil is not bad at all. I did shoot it neeling without a break and it set me back a bit!!

    For a hunting rig I would go with one of the 338 Mags, either the Lapua or Wby 33-378 if thats what you are looking for.
     

  3. chuck plissken

    chuck plissken Well-Known Member

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    I actually had one custom made by DAVE VIERS and he did a terrific job! It is a standard .408 Cheytac,no variant. I have the gun and bi-pod,no glass yet or relaoding dies for it. I have factory ammo by Jamison International. That company went under and i know there is a few places that make the ammo and projectiles.

    rocky mountian bullets makes jacketed lead bullets for the .408 cal.

    at 7 bucks a shot im kindof hurtin for my .338 Edge back...over all its a gun im gonna keep as long as possible and do some LR hunting in the future.

    Im a wine drinker on a beer budget currently. I don't like that but its what it is for me currently. I LOVE the gun and i've shot it 3 times. Facotry loads chrono'd at 2858,2950,2945.
     
  4. ELR Researcher

    ELR Researcher Well-Known Member

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    Terry:

    1. You will probably get many more responses if you post your inquiries regarding the 408 CT on SnipersHide’s ELR forum - http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=5&page=1

    2. Ammo is available from at least the following:
    a. CheyTac - http://www.cheytac.com/index.php
    b. HSM - http://store.thehuntingshack.com/408cheytac.aspx
    c. KGI – http://www.knesekguns.com/commercial/408-375-Ammo
    d. TTI Armory - http://www.ttiarmory.com/Balisticdata.html

    3. Actually the preferred solution is the 375 CT. 2a-2c have ammo.
     
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  5. Kiwi Greg

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  6. Terry Scott

    Terry Scott Well-Known Member

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    Thanks All,.
    I think after reading all of your comments I'll just go with a 338 Edge :)
    Thanks Again
     
  7. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Good decision, I'm very happy with all the ones I've had made :cool:
     
  8. jimmym40a2

    jimmym40a2 Well-Known Member

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    The 408 is a real comittment. unless you plan on shooting over 2500 yards....(allot) go with the 338's
     
  9. cwinner

    cwinner Well-Known Member

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    Good choice for a rifle that you ever want to hunt with....I have another buddy with a 338 edge and I'm very impressed thus far. Definately a more pratical ( and cost effective) solution.

    Shooting extreme long range is fun, but time of flight becomes a real factor in a hunting situation....2 seconds is a long time when shooting at an animal.