Hey guys, long time lurker, new member here.
I’m planning on building a light-ish weight 338 for a designated elk gun. Basically want to keep the weight around 9 pounds with a ~30 oz scope. Don’t want a barrel longer than 26 plus a brake and not interested in a Norma/Lapua. Planning to shoot 250-270gr bullets(bergers/accubonds/hammers) inside of 750 yards on game.
Here’s my plan:
Defiance AnTi action
3.825 Wyatt’s box/BDL
26 inch Bartlien 3B or other brand #5 fluted
Hawkins 2 port brake
B&C sporter stock(temporary until I get a McMillan Rem Hunter)
Mid power scope in the 30 oz ballpark
I’m leaning towards the 338 RUM with a +p throat from DE, but open to other suggestions.
Thoughts, experiences, suggestions?
I’m currently on my way home from AZ with my elk shot with a 9&1/2lb 338 Lappua improved shooting 213 grain hammer hunters just over 3150 out of a 24” proof.
If you’re going to carry it 26” plus a good break witch it will need will be long enough I really like my 24”
A light hard hitting rifle is way more difficult to be confident in any thing past 400yd with mine takes a lot of focus on how your holding it I put a 650yd cap on my hunt with this rifle and I practice a lot out to 1000yd