.338 Lapua - Page 2
You are Unregistered, please register to use all of the features of FirearmsTalk.com!    
Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > General Rifle Discussion >

.338 Lapua


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-12-2013, 02:18 AM   #11
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Spring Grove
Posts: 61
Likes Given: 4

Default

Im just a young gun admirer, i didnt mean to insult anyone or the service.
brinky is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #12
Lifetime Supporting Member
FTF_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
7point62's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Decisive Terrain
Posts: 2,151
Liked 1519 Times on 764 Posts
Likes Given: 1164

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by brinky View Post
Im just a young gun admirer, i didnt mean to insult anyone or the service.

That's okay, son, I kinda figured that was the story--it's just that military people are a bit touchy about people claiming to be members of the brotherhood. It's fine and admirable that you plan on becoming an officer and good luck to you.
__________________
Hijo de mala leche
7point62 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 03:44 AM   #13
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Spring Grove
Posts: 61
Likes Given: 4

Default

Thank you, its going to be a interesting road to take.
brinky is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 04:17 AM   #14
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,750
Liked 2512 Times on 1477 Posts
Likes Given: 577

Default

A vast difference in the cost of the cartridges you are interested in.

The M24 and M40 at the time of their development were closer to sporting rifles. So, no clearance is required to build a rifle to similar specs. Some of the first rifles pressed into service with the Marine Corps as sniper rifles in Vietnam were basically Winchester model 70 and Remington 700 match rifles that had been in use as " recreational " firearms used in matches. They weren't "hardened for combat use". So the optics, barrels, etc were upgraded later. Them the M40 was developed out of experience gained in the field.

Last edited by SSGN_Doc; 03-13-2013 at 04:19 AM.
SSGN_Doc is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 05:00 AM   #15
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
brinky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Spring Grove
Posts: 61
Likes Given: 4

Default

So buy a Remington 700 for a base then swap out barrels and optics to change caliber or into a M24 or M40?!
brinky is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2013, 12:01 PM   #16
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
SSGN_Doc's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 4,750
Liked 2512 Times on 1477 Posts
Likes Given: 577

Default

If you got a heavy barreled Remington 700 in .308 and bedded the action into a nice McMillan stock and added a nice scooper from Night Force or US Optics you would have a platform that is a good start toward being as capable of the m24 or m40. Once you get enough practice and use to outshoot the stock barrel's capability you could upgrade to a Douglas or Shilen barrel. Those platforms are not any more magical than any other strongly built match grade Remington 700. The magic lies in the training, skill, and experience if the guy behind the rifle.
SSGN_Doc is online now  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
338 lapua mag Patriot98 Ammunition & Reloading 4 02-19-2013 11:53 PM
110BA .338 Lapua RNMKR_Actual01 General Rifle Discussion 2 01-15-2013 05:35 PM
338 Lapua qh1977 General Rifle Discussion 21 12-29-2012 01:36 AM
.338 lapua? win mag? rem? countryboy General Rifle Discussion 9 11-14-2011 07:42 AM
300 rum vs. 338 lapua aztman Hunting Forum 11 11-14-2011 01:40 AM



Newest Threads