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Best .338 Lapua sniper rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by RONSTAR, Jun 17, 2008.


    RONSTAR Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. 3pairs12

    3pairs12 Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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
  4. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Well-Known Member

    What about an AI? I think Zak Smith on here is a dealer.

    RONSTAR Well-Known Member

    Inform me please never heard of AI
  6. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

  7. shdwfx

    shdwfx Well-Known Member

  8. rero360

    rero360 Well-Known Member

    do they have pricing yet for the SRS? that looks like one intruiging rifle.
  9. glink

    glink Well-Known Member

    Dakota T-76 Longbow is worth a look.
  10. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    Friend got a Dakota and it wouldn't shoot worth anything until he had GA Precision re-bed it and replace the barrel. FWIW...
  11. glink

    glink Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. shdwfx

    shdwfx Well-Known Member

    Yes. On their website. $3,585 for the Lapua model (sans scope, scope mount, tripod).
  13. Zak Smith

    Zak Smith Moderator Staff Member

    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).

  14. marineman

    marineman Well-Known Member

    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 Well-Known Member

    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:
  16. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

    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!


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

    RONSTAR Well-Known Member

    Well money isnt one of my big issues but Im not sure I could ever justify paying 12,000 dollars for a rifle.
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 17, 2008
  18. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

    And don't forget that a new or extra mag can set you back as much as another firearm! :uhoh:;)
  19. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

  20. hankdatank1362

    hankdatank1362 Well-Known Member


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

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