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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 09:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thinking about a .338 Lapua Mag

I have been thinking about getting a .338 Lapua Mag from Armalite does anyone on here have any dealings with them good/bad ? I do have the room to kinda stretch its legs on my farm so that is not an issue with the gun.

Thanks for any advice.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-13-2008, 10:50 PM
 
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338 Lapua

Its an awesome rounnd but over 2 bucks a pull it adds up fast.
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 12:28 PM
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Hopefully certain military groups will start using the .338 more and the costs will come down. These rifles are certainly lighter than the Barrett .50.
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-14-2008, 04:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Yeah thats what I was thinking it still carries a good deal of long range punch but is about half the price of a 50 and still cheaper to shoot. I had thought about maybe a 416 but bleh I have not found any place other then Barrett that sells them and the gun is higher then a 50 according to Barrett's site. I just have not had any dealings with the 338 and its not something you see everyday around here.

The rounds are kinda pricey I guess but since I have been a long time duck and turkey hunter I get used to being bent over when I buy ammo .

Thanks.
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post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-15-2008, 03:07 PM
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.338 Remington Ultra Mag is similar performance and much easier to obtain rifle/ammo.

.338 Lapua, RUM, .30-378 and .338-378 are all shoulder busters too.

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post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 07:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Still trying to find a new gun that is not a custom build. It seams the AR30 has been out of stock and back ordered for a couple of years now, I did manage to find Remington makes one in the 700 series but it is labeled as a M24A3 and is found only in their military section so I guess I am SOL on that one too.
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post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 07:37 PM
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I have a 338 Winchester mag and it's accuracy is second only to my 22-250 despite the recoil. Actually the recoil is not that bad because it is more of a strong push than a sharp blow. I prefer to shoot it over my 300 Winchester mag that just flat hurts to shoot off a bench...
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-30-2008, 10:39 PM
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I have a AR 30 its a beast... I love it, the best rifle I have ever owned. I may be able to get my hands on another, I will update you tomorrow.

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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 07:42 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a AR 30 its a beast... I love it, the best rifle I have ever owned. I may be able to get my hands on another, I will update you tomorrow.
That sounds awesome, I appreciate the effort as well.
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post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 12:18 PM
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I agree that the 338 ultramag is a better package because of ammo being avalible

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post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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I agree that the 338 ultramag is a better package because of ammo being avalible
I keep on reading that they are trying to phase out the 338UM rather there is any truth to that or not I have no idea.
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