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Bhobbs
09-30-2010, 1:52 PM
I was at Ammo Bros today and they had both the Savage .338 Lapua Mag and the AR30 in .338 Lapua Mag. How do these rifles compare? Which is better?
Would either rifle be a good way to get into the .338 caliber?

C.G.
09-30-2010, 7:00 PM
Savage .338 LM is very new to the AR-30 in .338 LM so you will not hear much about it yet, but here is a start:
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1835112&gonew=1#UNREAD

The AR-30 is supposed to be good for the money as I've read many times but have no first hand experience with them, my .338LM is a Ferret.

wilit
09-30-2010, 7:23 PM
The AR-30 is supposed to be good for the money as I've read many times but have no first hand experience with them, my .338LM is a Ferret.

How do you like the Ferret? I've got a lower set aside to do a .338LM rifle and I'm debating between the Tactilite and the Ferret.

shooting4life
09-30-2010, 7:42 PM
If you are not going to go custom then the savage is the way to go. You get much more with the savage than the Remington or ar30

aaronraby1
09-30-2010, 7:43 PM
i hope the ammo brothers in ontario has people who know what they are doing...in the least...

armalight has been in the game a long time and know whats up. i havent shot the ar30 but have heard only good things about it. though savage is definitely coming up in the world of precision rifles as well. i shot the savage in 338. its nice! very effective break. more effective than the one on my 700p in 338 lapua im sad to say. which ever route you go, you wont go wrong! thats a promise! youll love the lapua round.

aaronraby1
09-30-2010, 7:45 PM
Savage .338 LM is very new to the AR-30 in .338 LM so you will not hear much about it yet, but here is a start:
http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=1835112&gonew=1#UNREAD

The AR-30 is supposed to be good for the money as I've read many times but have no first hand experience with them, my .338LM is a Ferret.

i have seen several articles actually. cant remember which. in a couple of the few mags i get. just gotta look for them.

Bhobbs
09-30-2010, 7:49 PM
If you are not going to go custom then the savage is the way to go. You get much more with the savage than the Remington or ar30

How is the Savage the better rifle?

dfletcher
09-30-2010, 7:52 PM
I used to have an AR30 in 338 LM. Excellent trigger but very slow lock time, not a very ergonomic rifle but zero recoil. I sold mine for a Remington MLR and prefer the trigger and HS stock to the AR. Costs about $700.00 less too.

Bhobbs
09-30-2010, 7:56 PM
I used to have an AR30 in 338 LM. Excellent trigger but very slow lock time, not a very ergonomic rifle but zero recoil. I sold mine for a Remington MLR and prefer the trigger and HS stock to the AR. Costs about $700.00 less too.

I was interested in the Remington but I heard they are hard to get.

dfletcher
10-02-2010, 10:09 AM
I was interested in the Remington but I heard they are hard to get.

I don't think that's the case anymore. I grabbed one last year from Tabor's in San Mateo for $1,100.00 and he's had one sitting in the shop for a few months recently, probably priced a bit higher though - maybe $1,300.00. I think they were a bit tough to find maybe 2 years ago but not any more.

shadowofnight
10-02-2010, 10:42 AM
I was going with the AR-30 until shooting the Savage 338...now savage all the way, with the weight and extremely good muzzle brake a standard non braked 308 kicks more. I have put many rounds down the 338 savage, great trigger too.

You should have seen everybody shooting the savage 338 at the Savage shoot in Sac , lots of worried folk until they squeezed one round off....then they wanted more. It is very accurate with a nice factory trigger and doesnt beat you up....whats not to love ?

pyro3k2
10-02-2010, 2:22 PM
.338LM hope you either reload or have some deep pockets, is 300winmag out of the question?

aaronraby1
10-02-2010, 2:41 PM
I was interested in the Remington but I heard they are hard to get.

stockade has one... they are in west minster.

Bhobbs
10-02-2010, 11:30 PM
I was going with the AR-30 until shooting the Savage 338...now savage all the way, with the weight and extremely good muzzle brake a standard non braked 308 kicks more. I have put many rounds down the 338 savage, great trigger too.

You should have seen everybody shooting the savage 338 at the Savage shoot in Sac , lots of worried folk until they squeezed one round off....then they wanted more. It is very accurate with a nice factory trigger and doesnt beat you up....whats not to love ?

Yeah the Savage looked nice but I went in the other day again for some ammo and it was gone. I really want to try the AR30, Savage and the 700 out to see which one I like.

.338LM hope you either reload or have some deep pockets, is 300winmag out of the question?


I am getting my reloading bench put together but don't have the money for a .338 rifle right now. I am actually looking to get a 700 to shoot for a while.

C.G.
10-03-2010, 10:46 AM
How do you like the Ferret? I've got a lower set aside to do a .338LM rifle and I'm debating between the Tactilite and the Ferret.

She's a heavy one with a 29" SS bull barrel, but accurate. Mine does not have a brake and it had a pretty good recoil till I put some lead on the lower. I am still thinking about a brake, however. My biggest problem is finding sooting spots where the .338 LM can stretch out its legs.

SColfax
10-03-2010, 11:39 AM
Just a note on the Savage.
I believe they all come standard with the Accu-Trigger now. I had a Model 10FP in .308 and loved the trigger.

Chopper
10-21-2010, 2:32 AM
I got the Savage BA 110 in 338 LM and it is a remarkable rifle. Recoil is incredibly light
for such a big gun. So far it is dead on at 850 yards and rising. I put a Trijicon
Accupoint on it and I can't tell you how much fun I'm having. Could not be happier.