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  1. TL1000RSquid

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    http://outdoorlife.blogs.com/thegunshots/2008/05/bushmaster-338.html
    “You’ve gotta see this.”

    It’s the kind of call on my cell phone I love to get when I’m at a gun show, especially when I’m at a playground like the NRA Annual Meeting.

    In this case Michael Bane was urging me to haul myself over to the Bushmaster booth to look at what has to rank as one of the ultimate varmint rifles, a pre-production semi-auto .338 Lapua.

    This gorgeous beast won’t be ready for some months yet according to Skip Patel, Bushmaster’s executive vice president for research and development. Among other thing, Skip told me, was the need to trim some weight from the rifle, which tips the scales at about 15 pound right now.

    “We can get another two pounds out of it before we’re done,” Skip said. One area they can do that in particular is in the hand guard.

    The recoil ain’t much, according to Skip and the rifle’s accuracy has so far been excellent.

    Look for this toy to appear in a Sand Box Conflict near you soon.

    Oh, and if this chambering is too pedestrian for you how about the same platform chambered in .416 Rigby? It’s in the works…

    —John Snow
     
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    Is that the MCR-400 that Cobb used to manufacture? I wanted one of those until Bushmaster slapped their name on the side of it.
     
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    Yeah I think its whatever one cobb made, not sure what bushy plans to sell it for, hopfully cheaper then what cobb wanted.
     
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    AustinL911 Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator

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    In that case, I could probably scratch the name out and be OK with it...:hsd:
     
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    Formula-95 2:32 PM 5-13-09 Never Forget, Hamburglar OT Supporter

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    would most def. want that in .416!!!!!
     
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    Ha I own a 338 lupy, you better reload, becuase 20 rounds of commercial just peaked at about 120 bucks.
     
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    my .22 gets more enjoyable everyday :hs:
     
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    $6 a round? :ugh:
     
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    :rofl:

    That's the first thing I think of;

    "I thought my rifle was chambered for .338 Lapua. Turns out its chambered for $5 bills."
     
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    Yup, I have a tacops bolt 338 back home in Az, the norma and lapua ammo just hit $120 DOLLARS per 20, this is at Cabelas and the are pretty much the only people that carried 338 lupy and norma in stock, hell I thought it was bad at 80 bucks per 20 when it was cheap haha. Even the brass alone is almost $250 for 100 rounds, the round itself has great trajectory but shit this weapon is more of an impulse buy at best-

    http://www.midwayusa.com/eproductpage.exe/showproduct?saleitemid=253474
     
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    I wonder why .338 Lapua is so expensive per round. I've seen a picture of a .300 Winchester Magnum and a .338 Lapua Magnum side by side and the .338 is only fractionally bigger all the way around.

    The .300 Win Mag is by no means cheap, I bought a pack of Remington 180gr Core-Lokts for $2.30 a round. Although Winchester Supreme 180gr silver tips were $3.90 a round.

    I guess the extra price is that it is rare for people to have something chambered in .338 Lapua, so the production costs go up because they're making small batches. Same reason why the 5.7x28mm the P90 shoots were around $1 a round for awhile after it came out.
     

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