MCR's 338-378

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by Kevin Cram, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Here's a 338-378 Weatherby I recently finished up for a customer. Rifle came out great all the way around. Here's the specs. Hope you enjoy!!

    Stiller TAC 338
    Chambered 338-378 Weatherby
    Brux barrel / 1-9.3 twist / #5 contour / finished at 28"
    Interrupted flutes / Cerakoted graphite black
    4 Port Muscle Brake
    McMillan A3 Sporter
    Pillar Bedded
    HS Precision bottom metal
    Jewel rigger

    Bill Bates 338-378 Weatherby #1.jpg

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    Bill Bates 338-378 Weatherby #4.jpg
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Kevin

    Looks like a lot of bang in a small package very nice.
     

  3. Capt Academy

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    This rifle, I really like, the caliber is awesome! I hope the owner post the accuracy results.
     
  4. Autorotate

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    Wow. Great looking rig. Can you share the colors and %'s on the stock? Thanks.
     
  5. drwindmill

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    Nothing sexier than 338-378. Beautiful build.
     
  6. bb204

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    If I remember right, the colors are, 60% Medium Gray, 20% Black, and 20% White. I'll look up the order sheet when I get a chance and make sure. I also had an A-5 done in the same colors at the same time. Kevin does outstanding work, to say the least. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet. Been getting ready for a Utah deer hunt in a few days.
     
  7. Capt Academy

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    Kevin, any idea how well the rifle shot and with which load?
     
  8. Kevin Cram

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    I haven't heard how it shot yet. In my 338-378 I ran 106g Retumbo with a 300g SMK at just over 3100 fps. Now that was with a 36" barrel though and if the temp was over 80* I'd get into pressure.
     
  9. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Kevin, I think that will be my next build after the new year.
     
  10. Rottenron

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    How did you get the Tac 338 in stainless and not oxidized.
     
  11. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    It is probably a Predator Extreme, which Stiller no longer makes. The only 338 Stiller currently makes is the Tac338.

     
  12. bb204

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    Stiller will blast the black finish off for $25. I asked them not to coat it but they said it was too much trouble to pull it out of the batch. Doesn't make much sense to me, but I wanted it SS finished.
    bb204
     
  13. Rottenron

    Rottenron Well-Known Member

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    I got a Tac 338 on order from the group buy.And also would rather have it in stainless.Could you put some closer pictures up of the action.I would like to see it better.I am suppose to get it some time in January.So I will have to make my mined up and give them a call to get it done.I would really appreciate it and for all your help.I am building a 338 Norma AI and i have the same barrel you have. Love that barrel
     
  14. bb204

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    I just sent the rifle back to Kevin to change out the H S Detachable Magazine for a Wyatt long centerfeed box and BDL metal so I could seat the bullets out farther. The finish is just like a Predator action. You could probably get Stiller to blast it, or your builder. Kevin said he could have done mine, if I hadn't already ordered it that way