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semi auto .338 Lapua
« on: April 15, 2010, 09:57:37 PM »
http://www.onlylongrange.com/badnews.asp

Interesting but for the price you'd think they'd at least toss on an ERGO grip.

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2010, 11:41:44 PM »
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2010, 12:44:46 AM »
They are incorrect.  They are not the first semi-auto in .338 Lapua.
I saw one 2 or 3 years ago based on a Benelli Shotgun action.
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2010, 12:53:30 AM »
I think they're saying this is the first semi-auto .338 Lapua built on an AR action.

Though it's kind of a silly distinction, IMHO.

That other rifle you mention is here:
http://www.vigilancerifles.com/338lapua.html
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2010, 12:55:52 AM »
Thank you, Jesse... that's indeed the one. 
So, no... these guys were not the first as they claim. 
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2010, 01:19:01 AM »
Perhaps they meant first .338 semi not based on an Italian shotgun action? Regardless it's not that big of a deal. And something tells me they aren't charging $375 for a 5 shot magazine ($650 for a 10 shot magazine).

EDIT: Their website says, "world's first production .338 Lapua semi-automatic rifle on the trusted AR platform". So unless someone else made a semi AR in .338 Lapua it looks like these guys are correct after all.

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2010, 07:11:12 AM »
Regardless, I want one!  ;D

*Sigh.*  Alas, not legal here.  Guess I'll hafta settle for a bolt-action .50.


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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2010, 10:17:17 AM »
  If I buy a .338 Lapua, it will be dead nuts accurate.  Probably a bolt gun. 

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 10:28:09 AM »
For the money both these outfits are charging I'd rather get...

crap LL beat me to the punch.
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2010, 10:31:26 AM »
Another thought though, I hate to b____ about money, but for what their charging I could get a .338 or even a .50 in a Bolt Gun and then for semi rifle still have money left over to buy a bad A tricked out Crusader Broadsword!
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2010, 10:57:40 AM »
So how much would a decent bolt-action .338 cost?

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2010, 11:04:22 AM »
Barrett's 98B has an MSRP of 5k.  Not sure about others.
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2010, 11:32:30 AM »
The only bolt gun I've ever desired was a Weatherby in .338-06. But that would be my camping-far-away-from-civilization rifle. I've neither the need or desire to reach out and touch someone at crazy long range.

Still, I'm surprised Barrett didn't go semi with their .338 Lapua.
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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #13 on: April 16, 2010, 03:37:12 PM »
   Make mine an AI AW, thanks :D


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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2010, 04:52:43 PM »
Cobb's MCR also was in .338 LM, but it wasn't production...personally, a RND Edge rifle for semi, or a AI AWSM for bolty.

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #15 on: April 16, 2010, 06:15:47 PM »
   Make mine an AI AW, thanks :D

I'll take a Windrunner.  But I won't turn down an AI if that's being offered.

I'm having a hard time figuring out what a .338 AR would be good for.  Other than looking cool and being unique.  You'd be better served with a .308 AR in urban environments.  You'd be better served with a bolt gun for the long ranges the .338 was designed for.  There's no way you're pressing that thing into emergency service as a defensive/CQB weapon like you might with an M110.  I guess if you had to have a semi .338, the AR is the most promising design to begin with (for accuracy reasons) but it still seems kind of pointless.

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #16 on: April 17, 2010, 01:05:02 AM »
You beat me to it.  I've been following the British purchase of the LMT rifle in .308.  There was some confusion about them using it as a sniper rifle but they are going to use it as what we call a Designated Marksman Rifle issued  at the squad level.  They want something that can be used in urban combat and get them the equivalent range of the Taliban 7.62 X 54 machine gun in the open terrain of Afghanistan.   As far as I know they are sticking with bolt actions for the primary sniper role.  The LMT is touted as being good for a man size target out to 900 meters.   

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #17 on: April 18, 2010, 09:27:24 PM »
I'll take a Windrunner.  But I won't turn down an AI if that's being offered.


  :D  I know the Windrunner guys very, very well.  Here I am with one of their .338s I shot in a 1,000 yard match.





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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #18 on: April 18, 2010, 11:13:31 PM »
Very nice.  I'm green.  Handled a couple of their .50's an acquaintance owned, never fired though.

How'd you feel about the bipod being that close to the receiver?  It struck me as less stable, but I think it's a fair trade off for being able to break it down so small.  Could you fold the bipod forward and rest it on a bag?

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Re: semi auto .338 Lapua
« Reply #19 on: April 19, 2010, 01:16:02 PM »
Very nice.  I'm green.  Handled a couple of their .50's an acquaintance owned, never fired though.

How'd you feel about the bipod being that close to the receiver?  It struck me as less stable, but I think it's a fair trade off for being able to break it down so small.  Could you fold the bipod forward and rest it on a bag?
 
  Never tried, I'll ask my friend at EDM about it but I've seen sub MOA groups fired using that bipod so doesn't seem to be an issue.


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