.338 Lapua Mag Bolt Action Rifle

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  1. HomeLandPatriot

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    What manufacturers are producing rifles chambered for .338 Lap mag? Searches return plenty about the round, but finding info about the rifles isn't turning out so hot.
     
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    The big, bad, and expensive SAKO TRG-42

    Its a great rifle though!

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    Remington used to they may still based on the 700 platform its on their le/gov website
     
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    American Rifleman came today, with the Savage 110 BA .338 Lapua on the cover:

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    Man, when you want the one that everyone wants, I think of the Barrett.
     
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    You sure you can handle that much gun son?
     
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    Hope you have a big ammo budget...$100+ per box of 20...:wow:
     
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    This.... when I think .338 this is the rifle I think of....and good deal is 3k less than the Barrett.

    My only concern with a rifle this powerful is having the range to shoot it, ranges over 150yrds are hard to come by near me.
     
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    For super long range shooting this is the round that has always appealed to me. I find .50bmg to be too big and heaping. Sure, its an amazing MG round, and a great sniper round as well, I guess when I think about it though, in my mind .338 just clicks.
     
  11. Trench Sweeper

    Trench Sweeper On the day of your birth death began stalking you

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    I thought about getting a Barrett in 338 to go along with my 50. But I think I am going to just pass on it ammo is just too much for it.
     
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    C'mon, when you are in possession of that gun, you don't BUY ammo (unless you are with a gov. funded agency) .
    You buy a ton of RL-22 or N-165 and and place the boolits over said powder.
     
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    Hey, what I want to know is, why did the .338 Lapua become so popular when there was already a .338 Win mag that was fairly popular for hunting? Also the .340 Weatherby, and isn't there a .338 RUM ?

    That Savage don't look like my Savage :rofl:
    but they (the magazine article) say it only kicks like a .308
     
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    That was the first rifle that came to mind. Talk about the ultimate "sniper rifle". OP if you have the money, get one of those.
     
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    Hello;

    There are many choice's, The rifles start out from $1,700 to $5K and up.

    If you want a decent bolt gun with 5 round capacity, I would go with this (if you where on a budget). They are said to be very nice.

    http://nwatactical.com/images/ArmaliteAR30pic.jpg

    Personal choice would be the SAKO TRG $3,000, as shown above, Or a Accuarcy International Rife $5K, over the Barrett (IMO).

    Pick you'r poison.

    hardeyes
     
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    The Lapua cases are formed from 416 Rigby and the cases are stronger and thicker in critical areas than the 338 RUM. Better case life, too, and overall, a more efficient cartridge.
    MV-wise, the hot loads will be slightly faster than the 340 WM, about the same as the 338 RUM and significantly better than the 338 WM.
    There is even an improved version of the Lapua reputed to launch a 300 grn Sierra at 3000 fps!
    Hard to figure than anyone who owns and shoots one wouldn't be handloading. The case life is reputed to be 15-20 loadings. There is even a 30 cal version wildcat, the 30/338 Lapua Improved!

    Of interest in the AR article is the design of the Savage muzzle brake. It prevents gas from being diverted downward which would generate a big cloud of dust and possibly reveal the location of a sniper.
     
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    Hello;

    here's a pic of the AI rifle;
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    It meets all levels of reliability & accuracy, plus it can adapt to many levels. About the only drawback would be it's very expensive at 4-5K.

    hardeyes