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338 Lapua First Range Test #7079569
02/15/18 03:05 PM
02/15/18 03:05 PM
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Friend of mine just picked up a new 338 Lapua and we took it out yesterday afternoon for it's first test drive.

Savage 112 Magnum in 338 Lapua
Vortex Razor GenII 4.5-27 MOA/MOA
EGW 40 MOA Base
Vortex Precision Matched Rings
Vortex Scope Level
Harris S-BRM Bipod

300 gr SMK
Retumbo 92 gr
Lapua Brass
Fed 215M
2778 FPS
4 FPS SD
10 FPS ED

Now here's the rest of story. He only loaded 10 rounds just to get the rifle on paper and reasonably close to zero. He picked the load more or less at random. After setting up the rifle and bore sighting, he fired one shot that was about 12 inches low left. Adjusted and fired a total of 4 more shots to get it into the orange. We kicked back and waited a few minutes for the barrel to cool, then I proceeded to shoot the 3 shot group you see at the lower portion of the bull. Now keep in mind that these were shots 6,7 and 8 from this rifle and I got a solid .5 inch group. banana We had just a little bit of light left, so we backed up and rang the gong from 400 with those last 2 rounds. I was pretty darn impressed with the setup. Can't wait to try it out at longer ranges. And best of all, I'm not paying for the ammo!






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Re: 338 Lapua First Range Test [Re: Texan Til I Die] #7079757
02/15/18 05:19 PM
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good looking set up. Nothing better than finding a load that quick. up


Re: 338 Lapua First Range Test [Re: Texan Til I Die] #7079770
02/15/18 05:27 PM
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I have been eyeing that rifle for a few years now, maybe I should pick one up now.


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