Young's Guns 338 LM, 6mm AI

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by montana_native, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    Dave Young in Sand Coulee, MT built these for me. The red star indicates a ~1.25 MOA rock at 1415 yards.

    338 Lapua Mag
    Defiance Action with 0.750" bolt lengthened barrel tennon
    Defiance 40 MOA base
    Lilja HV contour 10 twist barrel, 28"
    Holland Brake
    Manners T5A
    Seekins DM
    IOR 3-18x50

    I've only got 85 rounds through it but it hit near the center of the rock with every round with about an 8mph crosswind. 300 gr SMK's at about 2775 fps with 92 gr of H-1000.

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    6mm AI
    FN PBR action that has been trued up
    FN detachable mag
    FN (Near MFG) 20 MOA base
    Manners T4
    Rock Creek M24 contour, 8 twist, 25" finish
    Shrewd muzzle brake
    IOR 3-18x50

    This thing is amazing. It shoots the 105 A-max at 3375 fps with 54 gr of RL25. It seemed to shoot a little better than the Lapua. Probably because there is way less recoil.

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    Dave is a heck of a smith and very patient. Most guys probably would have told me to take a hike after changing my mind as many times as I did on that Lapua.
     
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  2. WyoElk2Hunt

    WyoElk2Hunt Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifles, Sounds like you did alright.
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice rifles!! Glad to see they are shooters too!! Congrats.



    Dave has done several for me and I have another there right now. He is a great guy to work with and builds a great rifle.



    Jeff
     
  4. MT4XFore

    MT4XFore Well-Known Member

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    I have a number of Dave's guns. A 257 WM that he rebarreled and restocked, a Sako that used to be a 222 mag until I buggered up the chamber, so he set the barrel back and chambered it for 223 AI, and a custom built 22-250 AI on a Rem 700 action that he trued up. His work is first rate, no problems with any of his guns, but that 22-250 AI is amazing!! It shoots 1/2" groups at 200 yds on a regular basis and is a prairie dog flippin' machine! And his bear dog is a real pussycat!!
     
  5. CA48

    CA48 Well-Known Member

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    Montana those are some nice looking rifles, looks like you wont be needing your EDGE back. :D
     
  6. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    My offer still stands. If/when you go to sell that thing, give me first shot at it... I still regret selling it.
     
  7. midgetorama32

    midgetorama32 Well-Known Member

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    I've heard a lot of good things about Young's. I think I might choose him for my next build. Nice rifles.
     
  8. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    Dave is the man. Better pics of the Lapua and also an ABS 338 RUM he did. The ABS barreled gun is the best shooting one of them all. It's 9 lbs, 15 oz as it sits in the pic. He did a neat Weatherby magazine mod in it that allows almost 3.9" COAL and feeds like butter.

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  9. buckbrush

    buckbrush Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifles.
     
  10. nvairborne308

    nvairborne308 Well-Known Member

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    How do you like the T4, Kevin Cram is building my 7mm Rem with it. Great looking rifles though.
     
  11. RobertB

    RobertB Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know how I can get in contact with young guns?
     
  12. montana_native

    montana_native Well-Known Member

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    Send me a PM.
     
  13. RobertB

    RobertB Well-Known Member

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    Thanks but I talked with him yesterday. I found his number.

    Thanks though.
     
  14. Canadian Bushman

    Canadian Bushman Well-Known Member

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    Montana native

    How are those actions bedded in those mcs stocks?