Barnard PL 338 lapua mag/6.5x55 build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by JonnyVang, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. JonnyVang

    JonnyVang Active Member

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    This is a thread about my new rifle that I got built this summer for long range work.
    Here is a picture of the beauty:
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    It is a Barnard PL single shot action with a 30" True Flite barrel in heavy palma profile chambered in 338 lapua magnum with a norwegian made muzzle brake. It has a 25 moa rail and the optics is a Sigthron SIII 10-50x60 with mil-dot and 0.5cm clicks. The stock is a Master Class F-class laminate stock.

    I also have a similar 30" true-fllite barrel with a custom 6.5x55 chamber (.296 NK & .180 FB 1°-30 lead) that also is fitted with the action.

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    To use this barrel I have boltface bushing from True-Flite and an extra extractor.

    338 lm boltface:
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    Bushing and extractor:
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    6.5x55 boltface:
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    Haven't had time to shoot it much yet, but accuracy is very promising with both barrels.

    Here is 5 shots at 1010 yards (925 meters) with the 338 lapua barrel.
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3q3iciHDUrc]5 shots with 300grs Berger @925m - YouTube[/ame]
     
  2. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    Did you go with the 1-9 or 1-10 twist trueflite barrel?
    What velocity are you getting with the 300gr and your 30 inch barrel?
     
  3. JonnyVang

    JonnyVang Active Member

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    I have the 1-9 twist barrel.

    I haven't done much load development yet, but most of the shots have been 93 grs n570, fed 215 primers, lapua brass, 300 grs Berger hybrid OTM and a COL of 3.8" (96.5 mm). This is giving me 2770 feet/s at 11 degrees Celsius, and seems to be a moderate load in terms of pressure.

    There is still room for more n570 and the COL is not at max. I have 98 cartridges loaded with this receipt ready for shooting now, and when I have shot them I plan to do some more load development.
     
  4. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    N570 is a great powder in the medium 338 magnums in my 338-416 imp N570 gives me 3100fps with the 300gr with great accuracy. It will be interesting how your load developement goes keep us posted
     
  5. JonnyVang

    JonnyVang Active Member

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    Did some more shooting today at approx 960 yards.
    The Sightron failed on me just before christmas. Not sent it in yet, but I guess it goes on the warranty. These videos was done with a IOR 2.5-10x42 FFP on top.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OdxcmHMRPA]Where did my target go? 338 lapua magnum @885 meter (968 yards) - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s_6EmcEpSjE]338 lapua magnum at 880 meter (962 yards) - YouTube[/ame]
     
  6. JonnyVang

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    Tried some shots at 1500 yards to day gun)
    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bj99Oyf9d74]338 lapua magnum at 720 meter (787 yards) and 1385 meter (1514 yards) on ice - YouTube[/ame]