help with 338-378

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  1. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'm New to this but I have a question. I would like a rifle that I could hunt elk with out to 800 yards. would I be better off buying n accumark and sending it to Bob Hart for the accuracy package, about $2400. Or should I buy the mark v synthetic$1300 and then do a stock, New barrel nd accuracy job done. Both old cost relatively the same but what would shoot better. I also like the fact I could choose my barrel length. Any help would be a help thanks.
     
  2. snowpro440

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    Why not buy the savage 110 or 111 long range hunter or H-S precision in 338 lupua ?
     

  3. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    I actually thought about it but two of my friends have them, so I thought bigger oh coarse. I really do like the round to. I know it would be cheaper but im one of those that just must be different. I did the same thing with .25 cal.
     
  4. dakor

    dakor Well-Known Member

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    Why not buy the accumark and see how it shoots before you touch it?
     
  5. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    That was my original thought but heard horror stories and thought of maybe building off of the cheaper one just not sure never built before. I say this because I just got a mark v 257 and shoots like crap so it got sent out for barrel and bedding just dont want it to happen again. Help I am willing to listen. Thank you.
     
  6. snowpro440

    snowpro440 Well-Known Member

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    LOL ...just get the .50 BMG ....Too funny ....lol. fiftydriver has some good choices on here .
     
  7. B23

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    I used to have a 338-378 Accumark. Bought it brand new. Had a NF 5.5-22x56 on it. It would shoot MOA as long as you didn't try and push it very hard. Shot mostly 225/250 Accubonds and some Barnes 225 ttsx. If I never shot them much over 3050fps it shot well. If you tried to steam them up for more FPS the groups opened up and it looked like a shotgun pattern.

    IMO, the skinny #3 factory barrel is/was the problem. I think you need a lot more meat in the barrel when you're shooting a cannon like the 338-378.

    I would go with a straight 338 Lapua and see how it shoots. If you have a love affair with Weatherby I think they chamber 338 Lapua in one of their factory rifles now too.
     
  8. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Thats the same scope I was going with. Second no love affair with weatherby just liked that round.
     
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    B23 Well-Known Member

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    And if it didn't have a belt and Lapua made brass for it, I would love it too!

    For what it's worth there is a really nice looking 338 Edge in the classified section that is a semi custom with all the good stuff and dies in your price range. Looks like it shoots pretty freakin good too.

    I would buy that used 338 Edge over either factory rifle your looking at but that's just me.

    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f25/338-edge-sale-93017/
     
  10. snox801

    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    Hey thanks for the heads up on the edge. Ill take a look.
     
  11. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    I would go for the accumark and see how it does first. I've had quite a few and never one over moa. I rebarreled my 257 with a lilja and it will shoot .25-.5 moa now. but until it opened up always shot .5 before. I wouldn't try anything closer than 200yds too for an accurate representation of how it will do
     
  12. CConnelley1

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    I have a Mark Alaskan that started as a .340 Wby and had rebarreled and the bolt face opened. Now a .338-378 with 26" plus Vias brake. Shoots Berger 300's at .5"
     

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    snox801 Well-Known Member

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    That is something I could live with. Very nice. I am currently thinking I would like o find a used one and spend the money I save on a new 30 inch barrel. Or I could buy a new savage lrh and having a new 30 inch barrel chambered 338-378 for about the same price as a new accumark. Just some thoughts, I have plenty of time. Thank you for all the info this site is very friendly and helpful.
     
  14. Buano

    Buano Well-Known Member

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    Yes, Weatherby offers the Accumark in .338 Lapua.