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Author Topic: The REALLY big stuff - .50, .416, .408, .375-408, .338 Lapua?  (Read 4252 times)

Offline Broncazonk

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Anybody shooting the BIG stuff? I'm intersted in building a .375-408 tube gun.

Bronc


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 :)New at this site... Do you still need info on 375 chey tec I have one
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I've got a 338-408.  I can probably answer a few questions for you.
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I shoot 338LM.
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check out black diamond rifles.  email dave viers and he can tell you all about these big boomers.  check out his line of Viersco Mag (VM).  338VM, 375VM, 416VM, 458VM.  they are a redesigned case--basically a worked over .408CT case and have a lot more volume.  teh .458 VM has over 10,000 LBS of energy!!
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Dave Viers (Viersco) cartridges based on the CT or similar sized cases:

338 SnipeTac - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/338_SnipeTac.html

375 SnipeTac - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/375_SnipeTac.html

375 Viersco Magnum (VM) - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/375_Viersco_Magnum.html

416 Viersco Magnum and 458 Viersco Magnum - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/375_Viersco_Magnum.html (scroll down the page)

Other possible cartridges - http://elr-resources.com/page14.html

Also see the "ELR - Beyond 1000 Yards" forum on SnipersHide - http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=postlist&Board=5&page=1

Large tube guns - see the stock/chassis maker sites to see whose stocks will support the required action/receiver:

Cadex - http://cadexdefence.com/index_sub3_cfs.html

McRee (TMAG) - http://www.mcreesprecision.net/sp_pr_t.htm

PDC Custom - http://pdccustom.com/

XLR Industries - http://www.xlrindustries.com/Index.html

That should keep you going for a while.

If you are primarily interested in using this rifle for extreme long range (ELR), see http://elr-resources.com/index.html
 


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What is the current status of Jamison??  Are they the only supplier of brass for the CheyTac cartridges?
TonyR

Consistent long range accuracy is the sum of many things, some large and some small.

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I shoot a 300WM, a 338LM and I used to have a 50BMG.  There is nothing like tapping off a 50BMG with a 750gr Amax.  Anything less than 1,000yds seemed so easy as wind does not push it around as much as the smaller stuff.

The 338LM is my current favorite hunting / long-range caliber.  This is a hard hitting easily portable system.  Once you start getting in to the rifles where weight really starts adding up.

I have been mainly shooting a 300WM recently as most of my shooting is less than 1,300yds.  I have taken a few shots at a mile with it and while it preforms ok the hitting power is just not there.

I also shoot a 308W and a 6mmbr just to keep the wind skills up.  If you are good at making hits with either of these at 1,000yds then going to more power is like cheating.
They say “I am pro hunter.”  Means they do not care about your handguns or your AR-15.
They say “I am progun but why do you have to have a 15 or 30 rd mag.” They are antigun.
Are you progun or antigun?

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TonyR:

Appears Jamison is "offline" for the foreseeable future. 

Alternatives are:

Actual CT spec brass:  HSM – 375 CT and 408 CT (both built by Bertram) - http://store.thehuntingshack.com/brass.aspx

Else Google to see if you can find anyone with either Bertram or Jamison in stock.

Actually, I'd also try CT direct (assuming you can reach anyone) and ask for recommendations - http://www.cheytac.com/

Otherwise you’re talking “cartridge designer” brass:

Allen Precision – for their CT-based Allen Magnums - http://www.apsrifles.com/General_Price_List.html

Joel Russo/Bruce Baer - for the CT-based 338 Big Baer (built by Bertram) - http://www.russoriflestocks.com/Contact_Us.html or http://www.baercustomrifles.com/contact.html

Viersco – for their CT-based 338 SnipeTac and 375 SnipeTac - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/Services-Pricing.html

Xtreme – for their 505 Gibbs/CT-based 338 Xtreme - http://www.xtrememachining.us/products_338xtreme.html

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TonyR:

Appears Jamison is "offline" for the foreseeable future. 

Alternatives are:

Actual CT spec brass:  HSM – 375 CT and 408 CT (both built by Bertram) - http://store.thehuntingshack.com/brass.aspx

Else Google to see if you can find anyone with either Bertram or Jamison in stock.

Actually, I'd also try CT direct (assuming you can reach anyone) and ask for recommendations - http://www.cheytac.com/

Otherwise you’re talking “cartridge designer” brass:

Allen Precision – for their CT-based Allen Magnums - http://www.apsrifles.com/General_Price_List.html

Joel Russo/Bruce Baer - for the CT-based 338 Big Baer (built by Bertram) - http://www.russoriflestocks.com/Contact_Us.html or http://www.baercustomrifles.com/contact.html

Viersco – for their CT-based 338 SnipeTac and 375 SnipeTac - http://www.blackdiamondrifles.com/Services-Pricing.html

Xtreme – for their 505 Gibbs/CT-based 338 Xtreme - http://www.xtrememachining.us/products_338xtreme.html

Thanks for the info.  I have a friend with some CheyTacs and he thought Jamison was the only supplier.
TonyR

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 :)Tube gun no info...my gun weights 24lbs with a break...you know when it goes bang....well Boom.
Its real big....if I could get most of my $$$ back out of if I would go .338.
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