.338-.408 Improved ** SOLD **

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  1. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    This rifle was built for a fellow member here a few years ago. He went through shoulder surgery just before the rifle was delivered, and it proved to be a bit much for him to shoot. I liked the build so much, that I offered to buy it back from him.
    Well, it has sat on the coffee table in my office for a few years, and is likely to sit there for another few years. I have decided to sell it, and give someone the chance to enjoy it.

    The rifle was chambered by Bruce Baer, and stocked by me.

    It has 42 documented rounds fired through it. I did the load developent before I shipped it. It shot around an inch group at 300 yards. I will provide the load data to the buyer.

    Here are a few threads about the rifle:
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f17/338-big-baer-new-addition-gang-58550/
    http://www.longrangehunting.com/forums/f53/338-408-bubinga-makeover-61438/

    Specs are as follows:

    BAT CT 1.53" round receiver with spiral fluted bolt, single shot.
    BAT 20 MOA base
    BAT stainless ADL trigger guard
    Kreiger 10 tw barrel, 30" long, 1.350 at receiver face, taper to .900" at 30"
    Vias brake
    Jewell bottom safety trigger
    A-5L Laminated flat sawn Bubinga stock
    Pillar bedded, had applied tung oil Satin finish
    Decelerator Recoil pad installed at 13 5/8 LOP
    Thumbwheel adjustable cheek piece
    Sling studs front and rear
    Graphite Black Cerakote
    14.5 lbs without optics

    Items that go with rifle:

    42 pieces of once fired Jamison brass
    Baer Full length die and seat die

    I will install a rail on the stock free of charge if the buyer wants it set up to use the Atlas bipod.

    I will also offer all the information the buyer needs on the .338-.408 cartridge.

    $7,500 plus shipping to your FFL
     

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  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Re: .338-.408 Improved

    Sold pending payment
     
  3. ChrisAtl

    ChrisAtl Well-Known Member

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    Wow! Beautiful rifle. Looks amazing and the proof target is really nice as well.
     
  4. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Buyer backed out, still for sale..
     
  5. Gene Jr.

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    Wow Joel! I can't even allow myself to think about how cool it would be to have that in the same stable as my Bubinga stocked 308 Baer that came through your shop at the same time that one was built. They are practically litter mates:D

    If only... I'm already jelous of who ever the lucky buyer is going to be:rolleyes:
     
  6. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Still available.
     
  7. JeffVN

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    bump for an amazing looking rig.

    Jeffvn
     
  8. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jeff. Still available.
     
  9. cowboywhorses

    cowboywhorses Well-Known Member

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    Very nice shooting stick Joel.

    Have a 338 snipe -tac in a tactical stock ,but love the way your rig looks.

    Nice

    God Bless

    Jeff
     
  10. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    Re: .338-.408 Improved

    Joel, how is the recoil with the vias brake?

    Mike
     
  11. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    It's manageable with the Vias. The original customer wanted the brake to be contoured to the barrel, se he went with that one. The slow burning powder produces more of a push in these calibers than the stout recoil associated with the faster burning powders.
     
  12. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    Still Available.
     
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  14. Joel Russo

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    Lots of interest, but still available.