New barrel,Which caliber to go with?

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smack

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I ordered a barrel from Pac-Nor awhile ago and they just let me know it's ready.It's a heavy 34" 1-10 twist .338 barrel with a Vais brake...I'm not solid on the action yet,leaning towards a BAT.I had the .338 Ultra Mag Improved with a tight neck in mind,I figure I could realy get those 300gr Sierra's moving.This will be my lone range Chuck rifle for this coming spring.
Any other caliber you guy's think will work out better?

Landon M.
 
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before you build. check with dave tooley at tooley custom guns. At the 1000 yd nationals he had a 338 Yogi on 10" BAT, with 34" Llja barrel, muzzle brake, 300 rds fired, custom dies and a custom tapered base that had adjustments for 15 MOA increases (4 of them) all for $2500. He built it for guy and now he is quitting shooting. He has website. If he still has it great deal.
 
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BountyHunter,
FYI: That rifle you mentioned has been sold to a fella on this board already.

Smack,
Seeing how your looking at a custom action already regardless of caliber I would go with the 338 Lapua Mag or any of it's improved variants at least. At std 338 Lapua is just a little larger than a std 338 RUM based on the cases I've measured. The brass is better and tougher with the Lapua stuff and if you improve it, you end up with a 120+gr of H2O capacity.
I shoot the 338 Yogi and it's nothing to sneeze at believe me.
But if you do decide to stay with a factory action, then the 338 RUM or RUM Improved will get you a long way down range also in a no time at all.

Steve
 
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Knew it was too good of a deal to last long. Wish I had the $ then. Oh well.
 

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