Defensive Edge Built 338 Laupa

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  1. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    Shawn Carlock built a 338 Laupa for me with a 30" ABS Carbon Wraped barrel. The rifle was built around the 325 grain Wildcat rebated boat tail as an extreme range rifle.It is built on a Rem 700 action and housed in a Sendero stock topped with a Nightforce 5.5X22X50 scope. Shawn shot the rifle today with the first load that he ever put together with the 325 grain Wildcat bullet and shot a .8" three shot group at 300 yards.... That's .255 MOA without working a load for the rifle..... To say that I am pleased is an understatement... We are still waiting on the Detachable box magazine that will allow a 3.9" loaded lenght,when it arrives and is installed he will ship it to me ..........Can't wait.........
     
  2. ss7mm

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    Pictures......gotta have pictures. That's the rule.:):D:)

    Congratulations on your new gun. That's not too shabby a group. Looks like Shawn has given you a pretty good starting point. Now let's see if you can make it do better.;);)
     

  3. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    barrel info

    What maker and twist configuration did you go with? What was recomended for the 325s?
     
  4. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    Pictures please!
     
  5. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    I will ask shawn to take some pictures and post.... The ABS Carbon wrapped barrel is a Mike Rock .I ordered a 9 twist,but when the barrel came it was marked as a 10 twist. ABS would have replaced it,but I decided to give it a try as sent..ABS also offered to replace it if it didn't work correctly after instalation...Shawn is going to check the actual twist before shooting some of the Aluminum tipped Wildcats.............
     
  6. Supermag

    Supermag Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a darn nice gun. I also excited to see that ABS is finally getting some barrels out, that should help out a few peoples days.
     
  7. Shawn Carlock

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    Here is JWP's rifle. It is a 338 LM with the ABS barrel and weights 11.6 lbs. I hope to test some of Richards 300 gr Aluminum tipped 338 bullets this week. I will post on the results.
     
  8. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Very Nice!!

    Excited to hear about the aluminum tipped bullets.

    I thought there wasn't a good option for box magazines for the Lapua? Has that changed?

    Bill
     
  9. Shawn Carlock

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    The HS Precision will work well but is limited in overall length. A new center feed magazine assy should be available very soon with a cartridge OAL of 3.900"!!!!
     
  10. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking rifle! Shawn does a great job!
     
  11. bwaites

    bwaites Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Shawn!

    Bill
     
  12. BigDaddy0381

    BigDaddy0381 Well-Known Member

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    Awsome stick,
    Maybe one day i'll be able to run with you big dawgs!!!
     
  13. philny1

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    That's .255 MOA without working a load for the rifle.

    Why bother!!!!!!!:D
     
  14. Eaglet

    Eaglet Well-Known Member

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    JWP475,

    Man that looks nice, I might even drive fom Carson City to Las Vegas just to watch you shoot it!!! :) Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!