338 Lapua Build

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  1. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Got the action out of jail yesterday now waiting on the stock, should be about 4 months out.

    I'll post more here as the build goes on!


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    Gspman Well-Known Member

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    Garret I am sooooooo jealous. I've been wanting to do a 338 lup for a looong time.
     
  3. Drewski2324

    Drewski2324 Active Member

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    What stock did you choose?
     
  4. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    The manners eh1


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  5. NBK

    NBK TaftHunter for President!

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    Garrett,

    Run down the build spec for us (including scope and mounting hardware).
     
  6. TaftHunter

    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Stiller Tac 338 Action
    Manners EH1 stock
    Jewell trigger
    PTG bottom metal
    Hart barrel 27" 1-9" twist
    Steve White muzzle brake
    Stiller 20 MOA Rail
    Undecided on mounts as of right now
    Nightforce NXS 5.5-22x56

    Still have around 3-4 months wait on the stock..


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  7. NBK

    NBK TaftHunter for President!

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    That is a dandy parts list. IS there a reason you use second focal plane scopes. Obviously the NXS is a great scope, just curious. Are you going to pin the recoil lug to the the action?
     
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    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    No specific reason, I do like FFP also, if they offered FFP in the NXS I would probably get it. I just don't see a huge advantage to FFP to switch anything up, plus my 2 other long range rifles have Nightforce on them with the MOAR-T and MOAR reticles, so it is nice to keep things the same.

    Yes the recoil lug will be pinned, and so will the rail.


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    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    And you are planning a trip to Africa for long range elephant?
     
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    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    That would be illegal with a 338 cal rifle ‍♂️


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    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    Never posted the finish of this rifle. She’s all done and shoots amazing! Consistent accuracy out to 1 mile. Can’t wait to hammer some game with it. 06715b5000a277a9332a9b346d38889d.jpg


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    Congrats. What is the bullet weight and velocity?
     
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    TaftHunter I hunt a lot

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    300 gr at 2760!


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    Freight train.

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  17. Aeon

    Aeon just a dude who duck hunts

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    This rig is the real deal, my second shot ever was a hit at one mile with this gun.

    And it beat a dedicated compition gun at 1200 yards( even if it was my fault)

    What is even more scary is the weight. This gun is very much able to go out and hunt. The recoil with the Steve White brake was amazing light.

    Nice build @TaftHunter
     

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