338 RUM build completed!

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by adam32, Oct 28, 2018.

  1. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Besides some coating she's ready!

    Lone Peak Fuzion
    Frozen Fiber carbon barrel at 30" with a IMG_20181028_115858952_HDR.jpg side port brake
    BC tactical/comp style 6
    TriggerTech trigger
    Burris Veracity 3-15...for now.

    I went out and worked up from 86gr to 94.5 with H1000 and a 285gr ELD-M. Slightly flattened primer, firing pin dimple still nice and rounded with no ejector mark to be seen. Only shot four at 94.5 but averaged 3,000 fps. Got it pretty close at 100 and jumped to the 600 yard gong, 9 moa of elevation and first shot hit. I had my dad shoot and he hit 2" below me. Gong is 8" wide and about 14" tall.

    I'll fine tune it at 300 yards and zero it there and she's ready to hunt!
     
  2. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,056
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    94.5 grains is a lot of H1000 for the 285 in a 338 RUM. Be careful.
     
    Earnhardt likes this.
  3. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,143
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    Any closer pictures of the barrel ?
    What was the turnaround time for frozen fiber ?
    That's good speed from a 338 RUM...really fast ! Are you single feeding ?
    Nice looking rig and it shoots too !
     
  4. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    I'll get a better pic tonight.

    Turn around was quick, he did a dozen for us but he's now no longer wrapping barrels, unfortunately.

    Repeater...Wyatt's box, OAL right now I'm shooting is 3.8".
     
  5. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Brass is looking great, it's a bit more than other guys are running I agree. But, pressure signs aren't showing up, I'm not going to push it any harder tho. I was hoping for 2900 so I have no reason to try more.
     
  6. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,056
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    I'm just hoping pressure doesn't rear it's ugly head when you start loading fire formed brass or when your barrel speeds up. I'm sure you'll know soon enough. Nice rifle, though.
     
  7. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    I know my long OAL is helping a lot.
     
    jjmp likes this.
  8. brentc

    brentc Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,056
    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2009
    And the 30" tube. :D
     
    jjmp and adam32 like this.
  9. Wedgy

    Wedgy Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,143
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2013
    That RUM is close to my .338 Edge speeds
     
  10. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    IMG_20181029_155822062_HDR.jpg IMG_20181029_155814452_HDR.jpg
     
  11. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,518
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    As much as I'm enjoying my 300 Rum's I'm sure you're going to have a blast with this one.

    Sounds like you're a hair away from putting it all together with very little fine tuning.

    Nice rig, great shooting.
     
    adam32 likes this.
  12. Hatrick

    Hatrick Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    412
    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2016
    Nice rifle, what is that coupe in the picture?
     
  13. adam32

    adam32 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    1,139
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    1940 Ford Deluxe...another project that needs completed.
     
    HARPERC and Hatrick like this.
  14. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    10,518
    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2011
    Rig up the rumble seat as a shooting bench and platfrom. Y'll be the coolest guy at the range every time!
     
    HARPERC likes this.