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 Post subject: 338 RUM Overhaul
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:18 pm 
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I dropped off my 700 LSS 338 RUM to my gunsmith today so he has it for my new project.
He has already ordered the barrel from Kreiger, they are running 18 weeks delivery ARO.
Here are the specs-
Kreiger #5 contour 27" 1-9.35 Twist chambered in 338 RUM
Twisted Barrel will be doing a straight 8 fluting
Williams Tactical Brake
Large Recoil Lug
Blueprint Action
HS Precision Sporter Stock
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Should be ready to go in June.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 4:28 pm 
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Sounds like a new bean field rifle in the making.


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 Post subject: Re: 338 RUM Overhaul
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:16 pm 
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Roger,

Yes, it will definitely get duty time on the bean feilds keeping the deer herd in check. Also looking at doing another elk hunt and another moose hunt or two.
The rifle should weigh in about 1.5 lbs lighter than it currently is. The HS Precision stock weighs 2.0 lbs.
Even though I am going with a #5 contour, the larger bore, chamber and fluting will reduce the weight.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:25 pm 
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JD I have both those stocks only my H&S is tan and black and for my 338 Win, the factory Rem laminate is sitting in a corner with no rifle for it. Been looking to find something for it but nothing has flipped my switch yet. :>)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:14 pm 

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It was a great rifle before...

It should be an even better rifle now!

Excited about seeing your range reports and some great hunts as well!

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Nice plan Jim. That rifle was a shooter before, can only imagine what it will do now when its done. Rob doing the work?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:47 am 
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OU812 wrote:
Nice plan Jim. That rifle was a shooter before, can only imagine what it will do now when its done. Rob doing the work?

Thanks Bill. Yes, Rob Canze is doing the work.
As you know, Rob does excellent work and knows how to make a shooter. He remembered your Lilja barrel, one of the finest he has ever seen, be he does a lot of work with Kreiger when you get over 30 Cal so I went with his recommendation.

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JD338 wrote:
OU812 wrote:
Nice plan Jim. That rifle was a shooter before, can only imagine what it will do now when its done. Rob doing the work?

Thanks Bill. Yes, Rob Canze is doing the work.
As you know, Rob does excellent work and knows how to make a shooter. He remembered your Lilja barrel, one of the finest he has ever seen, be he does a lot of work with Kreiger when you get over 30 Cal so I went with his recommendation.

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I would take Robs advise as well, he certainly knows what he is doing.

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Curious about your stock choice. Was cost the major factor or did you already have it?

Should be a real boomer.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:04 pm 
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Not JD but H&S makes a nice stock with a full bedding block to keep the boomer locked tight in the bedding. The one I have for my Ruger Hawkeye M77 338 Win made a big difference in how it shot and handled. Went from a 2" gun to a 3/4" gun just from bolting on the H&S stock.


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gbflyer wrote:
Curious about your stock choice. Was cost the major factor or did you already have it?

Should be a real boomer.

HS Precision offers a very robust stock that is tough, durable and yet light weight. It will not twist or flex. It has a solid aluminum bedding block that when you bolt on the barreled action, it isn't going to move.

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You’ll like the Krieger. I love them. Looks like it’s going to be a svelte crusher Jim.

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Sounds like a great build, do you have any plans to change the trigger?


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The trigger brakes crisp at 2.5 lbs so I am going to leave it as is, at least for now.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:42 pm 

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JD, I've had two HS Precision stocks.

The 7mm mag Sendero needed no work at all.

The 308 Varmint rifle needed a "skim bed" or sometimes called a "skin bed" to make the aluminum bedding block truly mate well to the receiver. Before it was bedded with a simple layer, the zero shifted fairly often. After the bedding job - it stayed solid as a rock!

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Thanks Guy.
Rob Canze swears by HS Precision and I trust his judgement. I can't wait to get it back this spring!
I'm certain she will be a shooter! And a tad lighter too.

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Jim, that looks like it will be a great rifle for you. I am looking forward to seeing your range results.

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JD338 wrote:
Thanks Guy.
Rob Canze swears by HS Precision and I trust his judgement. I can't wait to get it back this spring!
I'm certain she will be a shooter! And a tad lighter too.

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I really like the Rem LSS rifles and have two semi-customs in Left Hand. Similar to JD338, I had a new custom barrel (Broughton 5C) installed after the action was trued up and a heavy recoil lug installed. I added a Jewell trigger just for the heck of it.
However, I just couldn't replace the grey laminate stock which I really like. Instead, I had pillars added, stock bedded and a new soft recoil pad added after the stock was shortened a bit.
Here is how it shoots:

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Great shooting. How fast does that load run Charlie?

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SJB358 wrote:
Great shooting. How fast does that load run Charlie?


For some reason I can't locate my info on that particular load. It's probably because I normally shoot the 250AB and 250 Bergers. The 200AB bullets were "on hand" because I load them for my buddy in his 338 Lapua, he is recoil sensitive.

My current load uses either bullet above with 89.0 RE26 in a Nosler case with Fed 215M primers and goes across the screens at 2,995 ft/sec. Both shoot between 1.25" & 1.75" at 400yds. The Berger shoots slightly tighter than the AB. The 250 AB dropped two bull moose with no problem. I highly recommend the 250 Accubond for hunting. The Berger has only shot paper.

As soon as it gets warm I'll be loading up some 236 Hammer Hunters to see how they shoot. If they can hold 2" at 400 yds then they will be used on our 2019 moose trip.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:58 am 
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Nice shooting Charlie. I love that LSS stock and was originally going to have it pillar bedded. (This is what I did with my 280AI). I decided to go with the HS Precision Sporter Stock because
1. I do like the look and feel of the HS Precision Sporter
2. It's about 2 lbs lighter than the LSS stock
3. HS Precision Sporter Stock is more stable than the LSS
I'm looking forward to getting this project completed so I can start working on my load development.

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I only bought the 338 RUM because I had a hankering for something "bigger". With whitetails being the largest game animal that I was hunting at the time, I really didn't need it. However, I enjoyed shooting it so much that I eventually shot the factory bbl out.

In its current form, it is one of the most accurate large bore rifles that I own. It was a no-brainer taking it along on my first moose hunt. I had a self imposed limit of 500yds on that hunt and ended up taking a 15pt bull at 54yds. :roll: Go figure.

I dumped my 300 RUM because it was just too much of a good thing but held on to the 338 RUM. :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:26 pm 

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Tom Houghton must have really upped his game. I had one of the first Remington 700 varmint synthetics in the early 90’s that wore the HS stock from the factory in .223. It split down the pistol grip. Friend had one in .22-250. Same. Glad to see that’s no longer a thing. They sure look good and the price is right.


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