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    Picked up my retirement gift yesterday that I got from the Mrs. Always wanted a 7mm Ultra mag, but have read lots of poor reveiws etc.. and I couldn't find any in stainless for a long time up here in Ak.. So I got my second choice.

    .338 lapua, Ka-Boom


    Next step is to have it duracoated so it wont rust, and give it that extra Bling

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    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! That will reach out and touch something.

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    Very nice Jesse!
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    I'd like to see you hump that up 3000ft.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWB View Post
    I'd like to see you hump that up 3000ft.
    Dude, I pack a 6 pack of 16 oz monster energy drinks up the mountain goat hunting.. junk food, no stoves or mountain house.. Ill get it up their.. may not be fun, but it will make it.. If I die of a heart attack.. they can bury me right their next to it.. LOL>.

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    I'll go but I'm not interested unless it's motorized.
    We do not go to the green woods and crystal waters to rough it, we go to smooth it. We get it rough enough at home; in towns and cities; in shops, offices, stores, banks anywhere that we may be placed

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    Send it out and have it hard chromed, far more better than stainless. The going rate for a complete rifle is about $350 and well worth it.
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    No need to hike up 3000ft, just shoot from the truck then hike up to retrieve it!!!! Nice retirement gift!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grizzly Man View Post
    No need to hike up 3000ft, just shoot from the truck then hike up to retrieve it!!!! Nice retirement gift!!



    Grizzly has it right. I'm dead on inside of a 1000 yards. I'm fairly consistent to 1400 yards and have reached 1800 yards on calm days. Trajectory is easy, the wind is the voodoo.

    Once you get settled in and start loading I'll be happy to share some data. I have a great shooting 285gr TSX recipe that would be a fantastic hunting load. For targets I stick to the 300gr Berger Hybrid. Congratulations on the retirement and the big hitter, they are a ton of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    Picked up my retirement gift yesterday that I got from the Mrs. Always wanted a 7mm Ultra mag, but have read lots of poor reveiws etc.. and I couldn't find any in stainless for a long time up here in Ak.. So I got my second choice.

    .338 lapua, Ka-Boom


    Next step is to have it duracoated so it wont rust, and give it that extra Bling

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    Sweet!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scorpion8 View Post
    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! That will reach out and touch something.
    I'm guessing so

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    Beauty gun! Did you get a load of brass and keg o'powder to go along with it?

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    A BIG congrats on the retirement...!!!

    Now go have fun with the new "toy"......lol
    Sheep hunting...... the pain goes away, but the stupidity remains...!!!

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    No I got 1 box of ammo, still haven't shot it yet, hope to try it out next weekend, break in the barrel, get a good zero at 200 meters, with the cost of bullets for it, I may have to pick up a set of dies this spring.

    I know if the avalanche folks on the Seward hwy ever run out of cannon rounds, they can call me, do some controlled avalanche control

    j/k

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    I had the opportunity to put a few through the same platform with a nightforce scope that was equally suitable for looking at distant galaxies. I was amazed at how easy it was on the shoulder! It will put a smile on your face that will take a stiff right hook to shake off! Congrats on the new toy and retirement. With a little research it is possible to find some areas that you could even put meat in the freezer with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoytguy View Post
    Picked up my retirement gift yesterday that I got from the Mrs. Always wanted a 7mm Ultra mag, but have read lots of poor reveiws etc.. and I couldn't find any in stainless for a long time up here in Ak.. So I got my second choice.

    .338 lapua, Ka-Boom


    Next step is to have it duracoated so it wont rust, and give it that extra Bling

    560676_10151115806936586_1851125699_n.jpg
    Should of got a 338 a RUM... Stay away from Hornady brass if you decide to handload. Stick with hsm or lapua brass.

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    Thanks for the tips guys, It will be a while before I attempt to reload anything besides 12 ga, low base 7.5 shot.. My freezers are full for the year, and I think all our neighbors too.. I may let a guy use it for the chicken winter hunt.. We'll see

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