Building a 338 lapua

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  1. deerslayer1435

    deerslayer1435 Member

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    Hello I have owned lots of different 338 lapua from the savage 111 lr,savage 110ba,Remington 700 and more! None of them have offered what I was looking for which is a lighter rifle yet extremely accurate used for hunting and shooting 1200+ yards! I am dead set on the caliber so please don't try talking me out of it! My question is what is my best setup to build a custom rifle with the lowest cost possible! I already have the optics(vortex 6x24-50) I was looking into a light hunting style atom like the McMillan a5, I have no experience with building a rifle so this will be interesting! Thanks for the help and any knowledge is appreciated!
     
  2. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    Do a search on the .338 here and read up on all the posts about it . There's tons of info here . I bought the savage .338 then bought a Krieger barrel and added it to the rifle and it just shoots....I went with the heavy contour for accuracy.
     

  3. 406precision

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    Here is mine not the cheapest option, but if your looking lite and accurate this will get it done and Snowy Mountain Rilfes really knows how to build them. I run a 4-16 hs -xlr ffp vortex on it to save weight. I wouldn't want it any lighter.


    This 338 Lapua Rifle tips the scales at 9.5 LBS. We used a Proof research Carbon Wrapped barrel, SMR single shot action, SMR SS 20 MOA Rail, Mcmillian M40-A stock, SMR Muzzle Break. Cerakoted OD Green Barreled action to match the stock.
     

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  4. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Here is my 338 Lapua McMillan Extreme Outer Limits Long Range Hunter. Pricey but the best and most accurate gune I have ever owned.
     

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  5. deerslayer1435

    deerslayer1435 Member

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    Exactly what I'm looking for I love it! Do the barrels usually come threaded for the muzzle brake already and does does it require a gunsmith to screw the barrel and light it up with the action?
     
  6. deerslayer1435

    deerslayer1435 Member

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    Is this a build or made by McMillan?
     
  7. TXAoudadKlr

    TXAoudadKlr Well-Known Member

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    Kirby Allen of APS offers a light weight option in his Raptor series of rifles its called the Raptor Hunter.
     
  8. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    It is made by McMillan.
     
  9. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    The rifle pictured is a custom build done by Snowy MTN Rifles of Missoula, MT
    They supply the break and index it properly during the build process.

    Shooting a 338 with out a break is a painful proposition!

    If your in need of more info please feel free contact me I will help you best I can.
     
  10. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    heres my 338 Norma, Defiance, ABS,Lonewolf 8 3/4 dressed.
     

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  11. deerslayer1435

    deerslayer1435 Member

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    Nice I love all these rifles keep the pictures and the builds comming
     
  12. 406precision

    406precision Well-Known Member

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    That's a good looking stick right there.
     
  13. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    My 338LM is on the bottom it is built on a stiller tac 338 kreig barrel #8mtu 26 1/4 inch and a mac m40 stock weighs about 19lbs and shoots hole for hole at 100yds farthest shot is sub moa at 1600yds planning on shooting out to at least 2000yds with it.
     

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  14. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    My McMillan 338 Lapua.
     

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