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#1 DieselD

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:01 AM

Well 6 weeks ago I found a Lapua .338 at a price I just couldn't turn down.

It didn't have any optics to it so then started the search for the proper glass to top her off with.

Here she is Sunday when I  finally got the chance to sight her in.

 

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Posted 10 August 2016 - 05:58 AM

Here is the scope I have on it. With the TMX Reticle, 5-30x50 very nice and clear.

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Here is an article on the optics in comparison

http://opticsthoughts.com/?page_id=55


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Posted 10 August 2016 - 04:23 PM

Its wrong handed....

That's a great looking rifle. How far did you reach out with it. 


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:06 AM

hahahaha I'm left handed with rifles and right handed with pistols. Yeah I'm screwed up.

 

I was only able to go 200yds with it where we were sighting it in. But I'll tell you, this rifle has almost zero recoil and is so comfortable to shoot.

I fell in love with it, I've never shot or owned a weapon this nice


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Posted 11 August 2016 - 06:25 PM

Yeah my buddy has the same rifle (right handed) and with a traditional stock vs the chassis but the barreled action is the same.  Its definitely a fun gun to shoot.  Are you feeding her good high quality match ammo?


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 04:11 AM

Yeah I'm feeding her Hornaday Match Grade 265gr ammo.

And it is a real fun rifle to shoot for sure


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 05:18 AM

Very nice!  265gr... sheeshh..


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 12:10 PM

Yeah I'm trying to find a lower grain for practice. But the friend of mine who was in the Marines and owned a training range told me to use what you're going to shoot when you need it. He says that it will make a difference.

I'd love to pay less per round then I'd be shooting it more often. But really $4 a round isn't all that bad.......I guess


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Posted 12 August 2016 - 06:09 PM

You shouldn't be training on a .338 honestly they're expensive to shoot and have too short a barrel life.  The .338 should be getting shot when you actually have some serious range say 800+ yards.  When it comes to ammo you're zero and drops will change with every type of ammo you use so that's why you want to have just one type  that you will use consistently.


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Posted 13 August 2016 - 05:51 AM

Thanks a lot for telling me that!!

 

I will only use it no to just stay in practice with the longer range shooting. Around here there's barely anywhere you can see 800 yards honestly. The best would be about 450-500 max and that's actually pushing it


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Posted 15 August 2016 - 05:35 PM

Don't get me wrong you do need to practice with the rifle but you don't want it to be you're primary practice tool to practice precision shooting.  The ammo cost is pretty high compared to something like a .308 or 6.5.  Barrel life on a .338 is between 1500-4000 depending on your source.  but youll also start loosing accuracy after you get past a certain number of rounds.   


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Posted 16 August 2016 - 01:54 AM

Thanks again.

 

It is a Savage and I never figured the number of rounds would be so low before there was such a loss of accuracy.

I shoot my 30-06 more than I will ever shoot this weapon.

The rounds I'm using are Hornaday match grade rounds. So I'm hoping those will not cause too much wear. 

 

With sighting it in and a bit of fun I still only went through 20 rounds.

I don't think I'll be really ever going through more than that every 6 weeks or so to keep in practice with the rifle


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