Best .338 Lapua sniper rifle


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RONSTAR
June 17, 2008, 01:59 PM
Im looking to purchase a .338 lapua tactical rifle but dont really know where to start I have fired a H-S Precision HTR .338 Lapua but they dont make them any more so I have to get another make.

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3pairs12
June 17, 2008, 02:04 PM
Did you see the one in the Trading Post. Van Dyke custom. I guy at the range I go to has one and loves it. I haven't shot but have seen it shot numberous times and it always preforms.

RONSTAR
June 17, 2008, 02:37 PM
I did see the one in the trading post but havent gotten a reply yet and Im unfortanetly to impatient to sit around waiting for him to reply so Im going to continue look Im thinking about the Sako TRG42 in od green

skinewmexico
June 17, 2008, 03:04 PM
What about an AI? I think Zak Smith on here is a dealer.

RONSTAR
June 17, 2008, 03:22 PM
What about an AI?
Inform me please never heard of AI

Zak Smith
June 17, 2008, 03:28 PM
http://demigodllc.com/~zak/articles/trg42awsm/icon/03_icon.jpg
article | Military .338 Lapua Magnum Rifles: the Sako TRG-42 and the AI-AWSM http://demigodllc.com/icon/extwh3.png (http://demigodllc.com/articles/military-338-lapua-rifles-trg42-awsm)

Also try searching here for old threads:
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=322396&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=308461&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=290387&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=288992&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=178439&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=261150&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=260147&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=222545&highlight=338
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=171306&highlight=338

shdwfx
June 17, 2008, 03:57 PM
Desert Tactical's Stealth Recon Scout (http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/index.html) is intriguing.

http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/images/dt-srs-338lm-2.jpg

rero360
June 17, 2008, 03:59 PM
do they have pricing yet for the SRS? that looks like one intruiging rifle.

glink
June 17, 2008, 04:04 PM
Dakota T-76 Longbow is worth a look.

Zak Smith
June 17, 2008, 04:07 PM
Friend got a Dakota and it wouldn't shoot worth anything until he had GA Precision re-bed it and replace the barrel. FWIW...

glink
June 17, 2008, 04:21 PM
Friend got a Dakota and it wouldn't shoot worth anything until he had GA Precision re-bed it and replace the barrel. FWIW...

Good info. thanks; however that is a dissappointing thing to hear for a $5-6K rifle.

I am in the market and closing cautiously. For a 4 +/-1 K$ gun, what would you suggest for further review.

shdwfx
June 17, 2008, 04:33 PM
do they have pricing yet for the SRS? that looks like one intruiging rifle.
Yes. On their website (http://www.deserttacticalarms.com/price-list.html). $3,585 for the Lapua model (sans scope, scope mount, tripod).

Zak Smith
June 17, 2008, 04:40 PM
Under $4k, I would look at two choices:

1. SAKO TRG-42

2. Surgeon XL action built by GA Precision

In my opinion, there's not enough experience out there with the SRS to give it a recommendation yet. It certainly looks interesting. I am not a fan of bull-pup bolt-action rifles, however. That's the extent of my opinion on the SRS.

If brass/ammo prices are too steep in 338LM, look at the 338 RUM. It has virtually the same ballistics as the LM.

If your price range is 3 - 5k, a used AI-AWSM might fit. Retail on the basic 338LM model AI is now $5880 (2008 prices).

-z

marineman
June 17, 2008, 05:27 PM
I've only shot the Armalite AR-30 and I thought it was incredibly accurate and had about as much recoil as a .243 when shot from the prone with the bipod and muzzle break.

RONSTAR
June 17, 2008, 05:58 PM
Well Im waiting to here back from Desert Tactical from the looks of things it might take a while Im really impatient went it comes to buying new guns Im like a little kid waiting for chritmas to come :neener:

50 Shooter
June 17, 2008, 06:10 PM
If money is no object then look at the Vigilance Rifles website, you can get a semi auto .338 LM, .505 Gibbs or a .408 CheyTac rifle!

http://www.vigilancerifles.com/

Don't pass up watching the videos on the website, you'll be amazed at the lack of recoil.

RONSTAR
June 17, 2008, 06:18 PM
Well money isnt one of my big issues but Im not sure I could ever justify paying 12,000 dollars for a rifle.

50 Shooter
June 17, 2008, 06:45 PM
And don't forget that a new or extra mag can set you back as much as another firearm! :uhoh:;)

50 Shooter
June 17, 2008, 06:50 PM
If you want to spend about half that price... http://serbu.com/50bmg/semi_auto.php :cool:

I know you're probably laughing but watch the video and you'll be like this.:eek::what:

http://serbu.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?t=589

hankdatank1362
July 4, 2008, 04:56 PM
http://www.serbu.com/images/BFG-50A030508.jpg


Where's the optic or irons on this dude's stick?

Hellion Productions
July 5, 2008, 05:09 AM
That looks like Mark Serbu, the maker. Probably just function-firing the weapon.

Best,
John Bear Ross

RonE
July 5, 2008, 09:53 AM
Get the most expensive one. Although I wouldn't particularly want a semi auto. If you can get one that has the words "tactical, recon, sniper, scout, or special" in the name, that would add a few points.

Ain't America great? We are such a wealthy nation that we can want something just to have it.

Ron, what are you going to use it for? I would suggest that you call Zak Smith on the phone and talk to someone knowledgable about what might suit you.

Chipperman
July 5, 2008, 10:09 AM
Where's the optic or irons on this dude's stick?

A .50 with no optics or sights. The ULTIMATE in Point-Shooting! :D

jerkface11
July 5, 2008, 01:06 PM
Doesn't Bushmaster have a .338 AR variant? It may not have been released yet though.

younganddumb
July 5, 2008, 01:23 PM
i'd get an AI

Z-Michigan
July 5, 2008, 09:32 PM
I don't think the Bushmaster .338 AR is out yet. I'm very interested when it is released - though realistically I probably won't be buying a $3-5k rifle that shoots $4/rd ammo and, for any purposes I'm personally planning, does no more than a .308 win.

Now, if you live out west and can actually shoot on ranges over 600yrds....

KI.W.
July 6, 2008, 06:31 AM
Sako TRG Black or Green. Black blued. Green fosfated and stronger and heaver stock.
There is also Stealth-model.
I shall never to have those, because nasty wife and canīt steal enough from domestic moneys. :fire: :cuss: :fire:

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