.338 snipetac

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  1. LA50SHOOTER

    LA50SHOOTER Gold $$ Contributor

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    The Event is done - It was shot the weekend of 18-19 August Calib, - 338 calibers did well & I just wonder how a good shooting 338 SnipeTac and a skilled shooter would do in that type of shooting environment. ?
    Also, the results are posted in the same sub-forum if you wanted to see how things went as far as results.
     
  2. calib

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    Will try to find the results. If you find a link will you post it?

    Working on a big brass order
     
  3. freebird63

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    Calib, have you thought about IMR 8133 ?? I am liking it more in my 300 RUM then N570
     
  4. calib

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    Have not thought about it one bit in this round, the h50bmg is working great good accuracy good ES Goodspeed
     
  5. LA50SHOOTER

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    IMR-8133 in my recent experience is not as slow as RL-33, and RL-33 is not as slow as H50BMG.
    8133 may be an excellent option for the RUM & Edge but is to quick from a case volume standpoint for CheyTac sized cases in 338 & 375 Caliber.
     
  6. calib

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    The barrel and the same group I have been shooting in it has speed up to 3360fps now.

    Business partner is using the rifle on a elk hunt and has been shooting, said the other day he dropped 3 shots on top of each other on a pc of steel at just over 600 yards.

    3360fps with a 300 grain otm
     
  7. 4xforfun

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    Just curious....why the OTM vs the Elite Hunter?

    Tod
     
  8. calib

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    Doesn't make a difference ballistically and the elite Hunter has 1600 yards did not open on a cow elk we'll try the otm and see if it makes a difference
     
  9. LA50SHOOTER

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    The OTM (tactical bullet in the Tan colored box) have some pretty thick jackets, but still worth a try. I'm betting no matter which one you use it should deliver great performance in the field on game.
     
  10. calib

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    You would think, but energy doesnt transfer if bullet doesnt hit something and contort
     
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    Two questions for you...

    1) I have some older 2nd gen 300 Hybrid OTM Tactical (PN 33794) in the 250 count yellow boxes. They have IDENTICAL G1 and G7 BC as the Elite Hunters.....G7 - 419 , G1 818. That is a different part number and different BC that the newer tan box OTM's....PN 33109 G1 822 , G7 421. Are they different? I remember (? o_O) that I read that the old OTM's and the Elite Hunters were IDENTICAL except for the jacket. I don't want to use up all of my Elite hunters banging on steel. I want to keep using my same cume ups as the hunting bullets.

    2)I see you have a BAT "L" 2.0 x 10. What do you run for a stock? Is it something special ...IE tacticle, or is a regular HG LR BR stock like the Maxi, the Mcmillan 50, Baer, etc.....?

    Thanks,
    Tod
     
  12. LA50SHOOTER

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    Tod, - I've been told by a pretty reliable source that the older Hybrids & Elite Hunters were susceptible to a condition called "slump" at above 3000 fps which lead to some accuracy issues if being pushed by a CheyTac sized case that was loaded up. (3200-3300 fps). - The newer bullets I've been told that this has been rectified. (Berger would be the best source to get the entire story). - I'm shooting the box OTM's - PN 33109 G1 822 , G7 421 and haven't had troubles with them & have ran them up past 3400 fps. - The older bullets are still fine to shoot & shoot very accurately as long as 3000 fps is about the maximum they get pushed too. (Great for 338 Lapua Imp. & The Edge and others)

    On the BAT "L" 2.00 dia. action, I'm running it on a ST-HG Model Stock (Shehane Tracker - Heavy Gun) - The stock is Big, & has rails - 8" up front & 3" back aft. - Similar to a Maxi-Tracker but it doesn't have the barrel block. When I ordered the action from BAT, I had them do 2 Bolts & paid the extra $655.00. - I have one bolt with a CheyTac bolt face and the other with a "Magnum" - The rifle is set up as a 4 caliber switch-barrel rig in the following calibers: 375 Allen Mag., 338 Allen Mag., (CheyTac parent brass) and also 338 Edge, and 300 RUM.

    - Ron -
     
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  13. 4xforfun

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    Ok...mine are going out of an EDGE at 2920 , so i should be good there.

    I have an "L" as my IBS 1000 HG with a BAER HG thumbhole stock. With a 1.45 tube it came in at around 45 pounds. I added another 40 pounds in the form of front and rear rails. I was thinking of a hunting type stock and a big 338 or 375..just because.

    Thanks, Tod
     
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    The one (ST-HG) I'm running is going at around 65 pounds fully outfitted. I'm running barrels that are 1.700 at the chamber end for 7" then a straight taper down to 1.250 at the muzzle. The RUM & Edge barrels are 34" the Allen Magnum barrels are 36" - For a Hunting stock for a "L" model, possibly the McMillian Beast, if you can find one would be an option you may want to consider OR if a good Laminated stock such as the Shehane "Big-Dawg" tracker, which can be built to your spec's - The Big-Dawg tracker can accommodate up to a 2.00 diameter action and has a long "wheel-base". - No problem using barrels upwards of 40" if that was desired. This stock is like a McMillan MBR stock on steroids. - The two I have are done in Rutland Laminate and are set-up for shooting off a rest & both have 5" wide forends. - The forend can be narrowed down if one wanted that. Also Obeache Laminate is an option that is about 10% lighter and stronger than regular Laminate type ply's.
    - Another option is the L50 McMillan stock made for 50 cal. if one wanted to stay with a composite type material for the stock.
     
  15. calib

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    I haven't shot any of the tan box otm's hst, couldn't compare
     

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