Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by sav338 » Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:57 pm

Joe338ST wrote:
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Nice one joe,
should do you well.
How was the kick ? A bit easier standing up compared from the bench.
I’m getting 3048fps using 2217 in my lap.
You should get a couple hundred ft more speed.
Wow. You've managed to work up your load with your 250 grain Berger EHs. This I presume is with single feed seated out.

Kick was OK.....I plan to shoot the 300 grainers in my Lap improved....

Looked at full custom dies. Lead time was going to be 6 -8 months. Have ordered Redding dies and they are on their way and should arrive in under a month....
Yep, single feed with a 40thou jump
There is a lot less Felt kick when shooting in standing position . A little different though on the bench. But still doable .



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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by Joe338ST » Tue Dec 17, 2019 3:15 pm

sav338 wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Joe338ST wrote:
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:51 am
sav338 wrote:
Sun Dec 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Nice one joe,
should do you well.
How was the kick ? A bit easier standing up compared from the bench.
I’m getting 3048fps using 2217 in my lap.
You should get a couple hundred ft more speed.
Wow. You've managed to work up your load with your 250 grain Berger EHs. This I presume is with single feed seated out.

Kick was OK.....I plan to shoot the 300 grainers in my Lap improved....

Looked at full custom dies. Lead time was going to be 6 -8 months. Have ordered Redding dies and they are on their way and should arrive in under a month....
Yep, single feed with a 40thou jump
There is a lot less Felt kick when shooting in standing position . A little different though on the bench. But still doable .
Masochist :shhh:
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:10 am

Tried the Elmers R93 338Rum barrel today without a brake. Was 95gr of 2217 powder. recoil was not that bad, I could just about bush walk with that barrel. I've got it on paper at 100m so now i'll just wait for the brake to be fitted.
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by TheoR8 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 am

Not bad mate. :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 am

TheoR8 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 am
Not bad mate. :handgestures-thumbup:
Thanks bud, I shot it at 50m then at 100m, I only load about 6 crackers just to test it and to make sure all is good before the brake is fitted and cerakoting.
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by Joe338ST » Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am

deerhunter338mag wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 am
Not bad mate. :handgestures-thumbup:
Thanks bud, I shot it at 50m then at 100m, I only load about 6 crackers just to test it and to make sure all is good before the brake is fitted and cerakoting.
You burly bloke....
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:32 am

Joe338ST wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:31 am
Not bad mate. :handgestures-thumbup:
Thanks bud, I shot it at 50m then at 100m, I only load about 6 crackers just to test it and to make sure all is good before the brake is fitted and cerakoting.
You burly bloke....
I would say there's a bit more recoil shooting prone with a bipod then off the bench.... :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by TheoR8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 am

deerhunter338mag wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:32 am
Joe338ST wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 4:50 am

Thanks bud, I shot it at 50m then at 100m, I only load about 6 crackers just to test it and to make sure all is good before the brake is fitted and cerakoting.
You burly bloke....
I would say there's a bit more recoil shooting prone with a bipod then off the bench.... :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:
How so?? :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 am

TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:32 am
Joe338ST wrote:
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:52 am


You burly bloke....
I would say there's a bit more recoil shooting prone with a bipod then off the bench.... :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:
How so?? :handgestures-thumbup:
No pedders shock in my stock Knackers..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by TheoR8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am

deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Mon Feb 10, 2020 3:32 am

I would say there's a bit more recoil shooting prone with a bipod then off the bench.... :whistle: :whistle: :lol: :lol: :lol:
How so?? :handgestures-thumbup:
No pedders shock in my stock Knackers..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dickhead. :roll: :roll: :handgestures-thumbup:

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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:48 am

TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:36 am


How so?? :handgestures-thumbup:
No pedders shock in my stock Knackers..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dickhead. :roll: :roll: :handgestures-thumbup:
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by TheoR8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:49 am

deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:48 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:10 am


No pedders shock in my stock Knackers..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Dickhead. :roll: :roll: :handgestures-thumbup:
imbecile 🤦🏼‍♂️🤣🤣🤣🛫🛫🛫🛫🛫🛫🛫🛫
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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by deerhunter338mag » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:51 am

TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:49 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:48 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:25 am


Dickhead. :roll: :roll: :handgestures-thumbup:
imbecile
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :handgestures-thumbup:


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Re: Re: Converting a 338 Lapua Magnum to a 338 Lapua Ackley improved

Post by TheoR8 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:53 am

deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:51 am
TheoR8 wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:49 am
deerhunter338mag wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:48 am


imbecile
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :handgestures-thumbup:


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