My new gun is done. 338 Rogue pics

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  1. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    just got her back last week, and had to share:)
    Well, she's done, for the most part. painter got confused and painted the stock wrong, but i'll get that sent off to get fixed soon.

    It's a 338-378 improved called a 338 Rogue. So far I've shot about 80 rounds through it to fireform brass, but have had pretty good results in the accuracy dept with very little load development. shooting around 2900-2950 with 300gr bergers(lighter load for now, so i can shoot the bergers), over 869 and retumbo. starting to lean toward retumbo, but won't know till i get more serious with load work up.

    can't wait to get it all formed up, and then start working up a load.

    i have shot it at 400, 600, 800, 1000 on paper, and have been shooting around 6-8" at 1000. i'm hoping that will shrink 2-3" when i get done with load workup.

    I did run the numbers and shoot it out to 1825yds on monday, at a 12"x16" inch target and was amazed at how "easy" it was to hit it. just missed left the first couple shots, and got the wind dialed in, and then hit it 3 consecutive times. can't wait to finish getting this one all dialed in.

    my gunsmith is Shawn Thomason from Idaho. this is 3rd custom from him, and have 2 more there right now, and have been very impressed with final results.

    specs are:
    TAC 338 stiller action and 20moa scope base
    hart barrel 1-10” 28” #7 contour, spiral flute 1.300” at action, then follows
    a #7 douglas contour to .875 at muzzle
    nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56 high rev turret, NPR2, zero stop
    Muzzle brake from nate dagley
    jewell trigger
    Weatherby mag box, spring and follower
    Rem LA bottom metal
    Manners MCS-T3
    Nightforce Scope rings
    ceramic coat
    US optics scope level
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  2. dud

    dud Well-Known Member

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    now thats sweet.good luck with it
     

  3. lepcur

    lepcur Well-Known Member

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    Very nice and it looks to be a shooter also. Mike
     
  4. Boman

    Boman Well-Known Member

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    That is a GREAT looking rifle. Very very nice. I usually don't like the spiral barrel but that is one done very well. Whats the weight on that beauty? May I ask why you went with that chambering? I've been thinking about a 338-378 improved too.
     
  5. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    thanks guys. it's a shade under 16lbs.

    i went with the 338-378 improved because i got 260 pieces of free brass.

    if i didn't have any brass i probably would have done a 338 lapua improved.
     
  6. nitrousmudbogger

    nitrousmudbogger Well-Known Member

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    What is the difference in the 338-378 rogue and 338-378 kubli kahn? Shoulder?
     
  7. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    this one is a 37 degree shoulder. not sure on the kublu khan??
     
  8. Kevin Cram

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    The gun looks great. I wasn't aware anyone was doing spiral fluting on barrels due to ER Shaw's patent on it. Was there anything special you had to do to get it spiral fluted like pay any royalties to ER Shaw?
     
  9. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rig, Ive been shooting a 338-416 Rigby imp, jamison brass, 300 SMKs, lilja 30 inch barrel, nesika M action and getting 3100 fps, I would say yours would be very close to this in performance. Would be very interested how she goes when you stretch her legs.
     
  10. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    no, it just cost a little more. i've seen spiral fluting around on more barrels then just er shaw?? not sure what the deal is?

    how could a company patent something like spiral fluting? that doesn't seem very patentable?



    ya, i want to see what she'll do, but holding her back because of the berger issue... hope that's resolved soon.
     
  11. Sendero_Man

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    I have a spiral fluted Broughton... done at their shop...




    Great rifle btw !! really like it... what is messed up with the paint ?
     
  12. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    That is a nice looking rig, good luck with her
     
  13. Capt Academy

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    Very sweet looking rig!
     
  14. lovdasnow

    lovdasnow Well-Known Member

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    YouTube - 1220yd Load Development/Practice - Long Range Shooting

    my buddy does the filming/editing thing, and he sent me this last night.

    here is the link to the first couple shots taken at 1220 with non fireformed brass yesterday. i'm still in load development stage, but it's already showing a lot of potential.

    video quality is tough. but there is a v shaped rock, with a little chunk of snow on it that i was aiming at.

    i have a NP-R1 reticle on my nightforce, and at 1220yds the spot was just taller then the thinckness of my reticle, and about 1/2moa wide. so that puts it at about 3" tall and 6" wide.