338 light builds

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  1. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Any of you guys build light packable 338's

    I have a 338 RCM with a 19" #2 fluted barrel--on a ruger 77 hawkeye...very packable.

    I'd love to see some of you guys rifles--and build specs...338, sub 10lb...etc...

    Ed
     
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  2. Rumup

    Rumup Well-Known Member

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    9lb 4oz 338 win mag great combo of power and weight
    Veary manageable recoil and pushes 230 eld-x just under 2900
     
  3. Aoudad shooter1975

    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    Sweet...love it!
     
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    Aoudad shooter1975 Well-Known Member

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    I built a sweet, 33 Nosler..sold it to a member it was 11.5 lbs with a scope...accurate as they come..just a bit heavier than I wanted...getting good ideas from this thread.
     
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    Rumup Well-Known Member

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    Just posted it for sale yesterday my new lone peak 338 ti action will be here Tuesday!! Not joining much lighter just shooting for 10lb with a 7-35atacr
     
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  6. Combatpreacher

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    I just picked one up from Onpoint and I know that Smokepoles did the stock work. Its built on a Pierce Action in 338WM and is a hair over 9lbs with scope. I'll try to get specs and pics from Onpoint. Its very light and shoots very small groups. Quickly becoming my favorite all around rifle and caliber. I'll post when i can.
     
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  7. Capt RB

    Capt RB Well-Known Member

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    I had a 20" sub 8# 35 whelen in a 760 pump gun. It was sweet to carry with the peep sight but not much fun tickling the trigger more than a couple times on the range. My club had a running deer target at 90-130yds and it would do well if you could handle the recoil. The light weight and drop of the comb for the iron sights made it reach for the sky with the 250grainers at 2500ish fps.
     
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  8. Smokepoles

    Smokepoles Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    This is combat preachers 338. Fluted bartlein #3, pierce action, manners eh3. I have an almost twin to this rifle in 06, perfectly balanced setup in my opinion.
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  9. Rum Man

    Rum Man Well-Known Member

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    Light weight 338 Edge build starting next week .
    338 proof 30"
    Terminater 3 brake
    Manners eh5 stock if I can find one
    Remington 700 action
    Working on scope
     
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  10. Combatpreacher

    Combatpreacher Active Member

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    Thanks...when i saw this picture, I immediately wanted this rifle...then remembered...its mine already...LOL!
     
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  11. Smokepoles

    Smokepoles Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    No problem, I like that set up a lot myself.
     
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  12. LongBomber

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    I have a 33N, mod 48 long range. 6 pounds 7 ounces for the bare rifle. I swapped scopes after this pic, needed a lighter scope to balance right. .625" muzzle dia is a fairly thin pipe for a 338, the next barrel might be a carbon wrapped barrel with a .8" muzzle.
    Very fast sharp recoil, but its pretty dam accurate.
     

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  13. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    I had an ultralight .338 WM built by a well known light rifle builder. Weight was about 6.5 lbs. It was built on a much lightened model 70 CRF action, a 2 taper barrel IIRC, a small radial brake, and a wisp of a stock. It wouldn't meet the accuracy guarantee and the build quality looked like an apprentices first attempt. After sending it back it looked like the same apprentice had tried to fix it, only making it worse. It took a year but I was finally reimbursed on that one. Too bad too because it was a very shootable rifle.
     
  14. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    Put a 22" #2 Lilja SS on a tang safety Ruger M77 chambered in 338 RCM. Mag box lengthened to 3.1" Stock is a long discontinued McMillan ultralight. Weight with scope is 7 1/4 lb.

    It has taken two cow elk shooting the 225 accubond @ 2775 fps. Current load is the 300 gr Berger @ 2350 fps which is extremely accurate.

    Did some research before using the 300 gr bullet: Broz reported taking some animals with impact velocities and wound channels using the 300 gr berger with his 300 Norma.

    Thanks for this information Broz

    https://www.longrangehunting.com/th...results-using-338-300-gr-berger-hybrid.80968/

    from a different thread:

    "...bedded cow at 816 yards. Impact velocity was 1975 fps. Cow was slightly facing away. Entrance was in the crease behind the near shoulder. Exit was far shoulder. I was kinda surprised that the exit was only 1 1/2" or so. But this exit is deceiving. Note the bone fragments on he hair around the hole. Inside was total destruction and the exit shoulder was a loss. Elk died quick and clean. I am pleased."

    Based on this information I figured I can use this bullet on any elk in the future. The 300 gr bullet sent from muzzle at a mundane 2350 fps @ 8000 ft will still have more velocity than above at 750 yds ( 2042 fps) which is farther than I would want to shoot anyway. So figure the 300 gr bullet will do fine. KNOW it will exit!

    trajectory:


    100 2.0

    150 1.9

    200 0.6

    250 -2.0

    300 -6.0

    350 -11.4
     
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