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Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Master Diver, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. Master Diver

    Master Diver Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen

    I am helping a friend building a .338 LM and it will be quite a rig;)
    The only problem is that I now need to get something BIGGER :D those are the rules:D.

    What would be the best:

    408 CheyTac, M310 R
    416 Barrett, M99

    375 CheyTac is also an option.

    Cheers,

    Master Diver
     
  2. 115vld

    115vld Well-Known Member

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    If money is no issue, 408. If cash is a little short, 416 Barrett. Just the fact you are considering the two, I must assume you can afford either so I would go 408. Just keep in mind the 416 is super sonic a little further and you can get the BORS system on your scope for it.

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  3. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    You are setting yourself up for a huge expence down the road.....Why, you ask?? Simple. You choose the Chytec or the Barret.....Then he buys, or builds a 50 BMG. Now.....you will need to trump the 50 BMG....."Those are the rules"!!;) Big expence!!! Kind of tough to do, don't you think??


    I would go directly to the 50 BMG......make HIM trump the 50 BMG. Hell, you can buy a turn key Armalite AR 50 for under 3 grand. Sure , you will need to buy all new loading and cleaning stuff. But hey....so what....."THOSE ARE THE RULES":D

    I am just a little curious.....where did you guys start at for guns.......BB guns.....22RF maybe?:)

    Good luck with that!!
     
  4. Forester

    Forester Well-Known Member

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    4xforfun has it right. If you go less than a 50 he can just trump you again without getting anything too radical.
     
  5. Master Diver

    Master Diver Well-Known Member

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    It is not a pissing contest:D
    My friend and I will not go that fare. We just want rifles with good hitting power at 1000m, I just want a bit more and are willing to spend more:). I wanne be top dog
    I really think the light M310 R is a good hunting tool for shooting the 408 CheyTac.
    .50 BMG is a heavy rifle/rig, and I do not have to hit that hard out there.
    We will also take these rifles to Scotland and shoot deer so the rifles have to be legal for hunting, the .50 BMG is not legal for hunting in most European countries.

    Well we have both been there and done that, I have hunted semi LR (350m) with .338 LM in Afrika, up-close-and-personal with double rifle and blood-on-the-shoes close with knife. :D
    The next challenge is +1000m and within a couple of years it should be possible to get there.

    Cheers,

    Master Diver

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  6. Kalashnikov

    Kalashnikov Well-Known Member

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    You are well within the capabilities of the 338 LM at 1000m. As far as 408, 416 or 50 BMG at 1000m, what is the point - just asking ?
     
  7. Master Diver

    Master Diver Well-Known Member

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    I would like a rig that could reach 2000m meters at some point when I become capable of reaching out there.
    The extra cost from a .338 LM to a 408 CheyTac is not that much.
    And do not ignore the cool factor of the bigger specialized cartridge:D
    .50 BMG rifles are heavy rigs and not on my list.

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    Cheers,

    Master Diver
     
  8. Joel Russo

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    Get ahold of Black Diamond 408/Dave Viers, a member here, he specializes in building what you're looking for.

    Here's his latest creation in .416 Viersco Mag.

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  9. Akkill

    Akkill Well-Known Member

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    we dont have to compare the 50bmg vs 408 cheytac beyond 1000 yrd the cheytac is a harder hitter an alot more accurate
     
  10. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    BS.....All of those comparisons are with the standard ball ammo vs the new high tech, high BC 408 and 416 bullets.

    Try punching in your computer the high tech, high BC 50 cal bullets at around 2800 fps...compare apples to apples
     
  11. Master Diver

    Master Diver Well-Known Member

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    50 BMG is a good calibre but you need a tight twist to stabalize those modern long high BC bullets.

    Cheers,

    Master Diver
     
  12. 4xforfun

    4xforfun Well-Known Member

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    You are probably right there, but I suspect that you would need a fast twist tube for either the 416 or the 408, also.
     
  13. Akkill

    Akkill Well-Known Member

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    mmm , maybe i need an update in bullets tecnology , i don't know what hig tec .50 caliber bullets are you comparing the cheytac whit, if some one point me in the right direction would be great.
     
  14. Master Diver

    Master Diver Well-Known Member

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    The 408 CheyTac is build for those modern long bullets, they make theit barrels to stabalize those no longer available Lost river ballistics bullets:D

    Check out this link:
    GS CUSTOM BULLETS - Specifications for use

    1:15 is enough in a 50 BMG to stabalize the GS Custom SP Match bullet.
    The 720 grn .510 bullet is first from the left

    Cheers,

    Master Diver

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