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Big Jake
08-21-2013, 1:50 PM
Savage .338 Lapua with 6x25x56 Millet optics, bipod, monopod, and cheek rest. I haven't fired her yet but I can't wait to!:44:

Big Jake
08-21-2013, 1:53 PM
Savage .338 Lapua with 6x25x56 Millet optics, bipod, monopod, and cheek rest. I haven't fired her yet but I can't wait to!:44:

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BenHa
08-21-2013, 1:58 PM
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/22/edususuj.jpg

shooterbill
08-21-2013, 2:15 PM
Great looking rig. Give us a range report on the rifle and scope.

Steve G
08-21-2013, 2:27 PM
Cool what you gonna shoot with that?

send it_hit
08-21-2013, 2:36 PM
nice rifle.

you might want to look into lower rings... that's pretty high.

CobraRed
08-21-2013, 3:06 PM
watch out for ceiling fans with those rings!

postal
08-21-2013, 3:16 PM
^^^ nice!!!!

Dont worry. First a range session when you break that scope, you'll have an excuse for new rings.

Cool rifle though.

vliberatore
08-21-2013, 3:16 PM
Very nice!

Big Jake
08-21-2013, 3:30 PM
Great looking rig. Give us a range report on the rifle and scope.

Will do!:43::43::43:

Big Jake
08-21-2013, 3:31 PM
Cool what you gonna shoot with that?

Zombies!:18:

Mr_Dunev
08-21-2013, 3:57 PM
OOOOOOOHHHHH:drool5:

jfifer
08-21-2013, 4:02 PM
Wow. Nice!

frankm
08-21-2013, 4:13 PM
Wow! Wish I had the big bucks!

NorCalFocus
08-21-2013, 5:10 PM
She's so sexy.

Big Jake
08-21-2013, 5:17 PM
She's so sexy.

She's got legs! :)


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Chefantone
08-21-2013, 7:12 PM
I hate you... I mean, nice rifle! :clap:

trob
08-22-2013, 4:07 AM
Nice rifle. What made you choose 338? I only ask because that seems like a very expensive round for someone who doesn't have any experience.

Rings = too high, and your bipod is on backwards chief.:rolleyes:

oh, you have 10,000 posts on CG, now I understand. No time for the range.

Big Jake
08-22-2013, 4:16 PM
The bipod is that way on purpose as I like the fact that the legs face backwards when folded. I like the power of the 338.

As far as your comment about having no experience goes, I've owned firearms for thirty years!


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trob
08-22-2013, 5:21 PM
The bipod is that way on purpose as I like the fact that the legs face backwards when folded. I like the power of the 338.

As far as your comment about having no experience goes, I've owned firearms for thirty years!


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well......you've been doing it wrong for 30 years then :D.

i know people who have been driving for 60 years that can't change their windshield wipers.

ExtremeX
08-22-2013, 5:28 PM
The bipod is that way on purpose as I like the fact that the legs face backwards when folded. I like the power of the 338.

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Right… so when you load the bipod it can collapse on you, allowing you to gracefully ND as your muzzle hits the shooting bench.

Flip the bipod... I highly recommend it.

Big Jake
08-22-2013, 5:40 PM
well......you've been doing it wrong for 30 years then :D.

i know people who have been driving for 60 years that can't change their windshield wipers.

What is your point? It's my preference so I do it that way. As far as the rings go I know they are too high. Those are the ones that came with the scope. I ordered the lower ones online and I'll install them when they come.


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russ69
08-22-2013, 6:25 PM
The bipod is that way on purpose as I like the fact that the legs face backwards when folded....

Make sure you warn anybody that shoots your rifle. Most guys that use a bipod load it up with a good forward push to lock into position. It might surprise someone, when it folds.

trob
08-22-2013, 7:15 PM
Make sure you warn anybody that shoots your rifle. Most guys that use a bipod load it up with a good forward push to lock into position. It might surprise someone, when it folds.

Anyone who knows how to load a bipod will realize it is backwards and walk away.

I believe that he doesn't want to admit that he's been doing it wrong his entire life, so it's the old "I totally meant to do that, it's how I like it"......even though it goes against basic logic.

theshoer
08-22-2013, 7:22 PM
Hey Big Jake nice rifle.

Exodus343
08-22-2013, 7:56 PM
+1 on switching that bipod

if you want a bipod like that, get an Atlas bipod

send it_hit
08-22-2013, 7:57 PM
Loading a backwards bipod... not even once.

ExtremeX
08-22-2013, 8:01 PM
if you want a bipod like that, get an Atlas bipod

Excellent recommendation.

Exodus343
08-22-2013, 9:21 PM
Excellent recommendation.

finally got to get behind one using another shooter's rig at Angeles on monday
that bipod...... blew my Harris away

too bad it's so pricey for me :(

Damiiaaannn
08-22-2013, 9:24 PM
Excellent recommendation.

+1 on switching that bipod

if you want a bipod like that, get an Atlas bipod

I was just going to say the same thing. They are pricey but worth every dollar.

Big Jake
08-23-2013, 1:58 AM
Anyone who knows how to load a bipod will realize it is backwards and walk away.

I believe that he doesn't want to admit that he's been doing it wrong his entire life, so it's the old "I totally meant to do that, it's how I like it"......even though it goes against basic logic.

It amazes me that you would think that but that's your right I guess? It's a preference and I'm perfectly aware that its backwards and I have been since I've been shooting!!!!


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Big Jake
08-23-2013, 1:58 AM
Hey Big Jake nice rifle.

Thanks! :)


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Big Jake
08-23-2013, 3:36 AM
That's about what it cost lol! :)


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Hairball
08-23-2013, 7:56 AM
You really don't "load" a Harris bipod as they do not have any take-up in them to load. An atlas, on the other hand, is designed a different way. Like others have already identified, drop the scope another inch, switch to an atlas bipod, and start saving money for better glass as that scope is about worthless on a .338 lap. Look as USO, Premier, or S&B if you intend on actually seeing anything at ELR. If you don't reload, you will now unless you have a extensive bank account. Anyway, good luck with the new setup and post up some groups if you get the chance.

Untamed1972
08-23-2013, 8:18 AM
Does it make a "cha ching" sound every time you pull the trigger? LOL

ExtremeX
08-23-2013, 8:31 AM
finally got to get behind one using another shooter's rig at Angeles on monday
that bipod...... blew my Harris away

too bad it's so pricey for me :(

Ya its a little on the high side... but I use it across various rifles.

Its very versatile, and I can get lower than I can with my Harris, so it has been worth it.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=257683&stc=1&d=1376616423

Whiterabbit
08-23-2013, 8:54 AM
you'll like it.

My reloads came out to $2 a shot (brass cost me $1.3, so 70 cents of consumables, lead free bullets of course) and shot very, very well.

Savage makes a good rifle.

Leaving the derision others are engaging in behind, I prefer my scope bell almost touching my barrel or bolt. I think you will find you will be happier when your lower rings come in.

Also consider a base with more than 20 MOA built in. Unless you don't plan on shooting much farther than 1000 yards or so.

Whiterabbit
08-23-2013, 9:03 AM
Don't worry about what other people say about scopes either. As if you can't hit a man sized target at 1000 yards with a budget optic on any rifle. I assume you aren't taking this rifle out for precision shooting competitions, so I don't predict you'll have any trouble hitting large targets at any range you play at.

Enjoy your toys, and I hope you have thick skin. You invite jockeys to nit pick your decisions with false assumptions of your shooting goals when you make posts like this bragging of acquisitions.

Doesnt change that it's a great action, a great trigger, and probably a great gun (mine was an LRH and WAS a great gun.)

ExtremeX
08-23-2013, 10:23 AM
you'll like it.

My reloads came out to $2 a shot (brass cost me $1.3, so 70 cents of consumables, lead free bullets of course) and shot very, very well.

Savage makes a good rifle.

Leaving the derision others are engaging in behind, I prefer my scope bell almost touching my barrel or bolt. I think you will find you will be happier when your lower rings come in.

Also consider a base with more than 20 MOA built in. Unless you don't plan on shooting much farther than 1000 yards or so.

Where are you finding those prices because that’s a stellar deal.

Right now it looks more along with lines of $2.20 for Nosler and $2.60 for Lapua brass + the cost of power and bullet.

Whiterabbit
08-23-2013, 10:33 AM
that was calculated using retail prices on everything minus brass and bullet. Brass was a one time deal (milsurp, I suspect the snobs here wouldn't want that brass anyways). Bullet is a well known honeyhole. Everything else was calculated @ $40 per 1k primers, $35 per pound of powder. I don't buy in bulk, I just don't shoot that much.

Exodus343
08-23-2013, 10:42 AM
Ya its a little on the high side... but I use it across various rifles.

Its very versatile, and I can get lower than I can with my Harris, so it has been worth it.

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=257683&stc=1&d=1376616423

please.... please... don't tease me :(

SID45
08-23-2013, 1:32 PM
Just leave the guy alone! Why do you guys offer so much unwanted criticism....Nice rifle Jake!

postal
08-23-2013, 1:40 PM
^^^ I know right? All these people stomping on Jake because they wish they had a 338...

bsg
08-23-2013, 4:21 PM
congrats. nice rifle.

Big Jake
08-23-2013, 6:54 PM
It's all good. You know what they say about opinions! :)

Thanks for the congrats from those who gave them!


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lewdogg21
08-24-2013, 7:37 AM
Nice gun Jake. +1 on flipping the bipod around for safety. I had mine collapse on my fingers one day messing around in the garage (was mounted correctly) and let's just say some swear words were said b/c it hurt. Go shoot it and enjoy it.

Wrangler John
08-24-2013, 10:25 AM
Hey, I bought a New Generation Millet Varmint-Target 6.5-25 x 56 Side Focus, Medium Duplex, 30mm Tube scope. Didn't have the illuminated reticle though. It was on close out at $289.00 so, being curious as to the state of Chinese optical technology, and why anyone would pay MSRP of $1100.00 for a scope that discounted to under $300.00, I sprung for one.

It came in a box a little bit larger than the Bilstein 5100 shocks shipped in for my GMC 2500 crew cab with the heavy diesel engine. When I opened the box and removed the scope my wife, sitting ensconced on her throne watching Cavuto asked, "What is that?"

"A scope I bought cheap on close out. Thought I'd try it on a varmint rifle." I answered, astounded by its size.

"Well, if you can't shoot 'em, you can club them to death." She retorted.

I was struck by the gargantuan proportions of the thing, it was large enough to use as a lally column to jack up a floor joist, or maybe it was designed to moor dirigibles, or at least blimps. Maybe it could double for a refracting astronomical telescope, if fitted with an altazimuth mount and tripod of course. Really, even the adjustment knobs were large enough for a cross-feed milling vise, or maybe a 6" lathe. Oh well, it was on sale.

I mounted it on a Cooper Model 22 in 6.5x284 after I procured some Burris rings that held the objective housing far enough off the barrel to slide a feeler gauge under. Surprisingly the thing worked well, if you don't mind having a Bridgeport mill mounted on your receiver. It even survived a hundred test shots, which may be no true test as the Cooper has a Mag-Na-Port muzzle brake screwed on. It's still there waiting for me to gain interest in doing some more shooting. Not a bad deal for $289.00 (or was it $269.00) why its scrap value for aluminum is almost that much.

So don't be too critical of a high end cheap scope, may not have the bragging rights that a Nightforce brings, but at least you can anchor anything from a dirigible to a carriage horse with it.

Wrangler John
08-24-2013, 10:48 AM
Additional thoughts on the .338 Lapua. If you gotta justify it, you don't really have the desire. If you gotta add up the ammo and component cost, you don't have the passion. If you aren't willing to bruise and bleed every time you pull the trigger, your courage is flagging. If you resort to a Lead Sled as a rifle rest, you ain't growing facial hair yet. If you carry Band-Aids in your shooting box or wallet to treat scope cuts, you have the passion. Big bore shooters always walk twisted to the right if they are right handed, or to the left is they are sinister. Ask me how I know, been there done that - the more impractical and weird a rifle or handgun, the more likely the recoil will contuse the skin, raise a bruise or drive the scope into the bridge of the nose - the more marvelous it is. If it moves the entire shooting bench back along with the shooter, it is perfection. If your groups are all under 1 MOA and you're bleeding or suffering a dislocated shoulder, you are a god.

Big Jake
08-24-2013, 11:36 AM
I could not agree more. I can't wait to shoot her. I just received and installed the lower scope rings, which make a huge difference in the eye relief. I'm glad I got them. They cost $70.00 but are well worth it. I think Millet sells the scope with the high scope rings as a marketing tool as most people won't like them and will buy the lower ones, which results in another sale for the company. Here are a few pics ! :))http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/ypuza6ym.jpghttp://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/25/ruvaty4u.jpg


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bsg
08-24-2013, 12:02 PM
Additional thoughts on the .338 Lapua. If you gotta justify it, you don't really have the desire. If you gotta add up the ammo and component cost, you don't have the passion. If you aren't willing to bruise and bleed every time you pull the trigger, your courage is flagging. If you resort to a Lead Sled as a rifle rest, you ain't growing facial hair yet. If you carry Band-Aids in your shooting box or wallet to treat scope cuts, you have the passion. Big bore shooters always walk twisted to the right if they are right handed, or to the left is they are sinister. Ask me how I know, been there done that - the more impractical and weird a rifle or handgun, the more likely the recoil will contuse the skin, raise a bruise or drive the scope into the bridge of the nose - the more marvelous it is. If it moves the entire shooting bench back along with the shooter, it is perfection. If your groups are all under 1 MOA and you're bleeding or suffering a dislocated shoulder, you are a god.


based on your post, i have neither passion nor courage; my lack of money and the need to make more is rather prohibitive for me.

nevertheless, your insight motivates me to spend money i don't have, and to revisit old injuries.

Big Jake
08-24-2013, 2:48 PM
based on your post, i have neither passion nor courage; my lack of money and the need to make more is rather prohibitive for me.

nevertheless, your insight motivates me to spend money i don't have, and to revisit old injuries.

It isn't cheap to buy the ammo that's for sure!:(

Mafia Princess
08-24-2013, 2:53 PM
Savage .338 Lapua with 6x25x56 Millet optics, bipod, monopod, and cheek rest. I haven't fired her yet but I can't wait to!:44:

Very nice Big Jake!!

Big Jake
08-24-2013, 3:27 PM
Very nice Big Jake!!

Well hello there! :)


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Exodus343
08-24-2013, 4:41 PM
^^^ I know right? All these people stomping on Jake because they wish they had a 338...

yes I do wish I have the financial means to play with a 338 Lapua

stomping on Jake, no I am concerned about his safety because that bipod WAS NOT DESIGNED TO USE BACKWARDS

you ask any shooter, if they load the bipod and they will all say "Yes"
loading the bipod makes your recoil discipline even better, so with that backward Harris bipod God or whatever deity you believe in forbid, itll collapse forward and who knows if the shooter will accidentally ND or AD

but honestly, it's your rifle, your bipod
we were just trying to look out for you

somebody had to tell you and yes very beautiful rifle you have there

Big Jake
08-24-2013, 5:00 PM
yes I do wish I have the financial means to play with a 338 Lapua

stomping on Jake, no I am concerned about his safety because that bipod WAS NOT DESIGNED TO USE BACKWARDS

you ask any shooter, if they load the bipod and they will all say "Yes"
loading the bipod makes your recoil discipline even better, so with that backward Harris bipod God or whatever deity you believe in forbid, itll collapse forward and who knows if the shooter will accidentally ND or AD

but honestly, it's your rifle, your bipod
we were just trying to look out for you

somebody had to tell you and yes very beautiful rifle you have there

No worries as I don't take anything personally. I've got an R700 in .300 Ultra Mag that I shoot the same way and I've never had an issue with it collapsing.


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Exodus343
08-24-2013, 7:19 PM
No worries as I don't take anything personally. I've got an R700 in .300 Ultra Mag that I shoot the same way and I've never had an issue with it collapsing.


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:D :D :D

Mafia Princess
08-24-2013, 8:41 PM
Well hello there! :)


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Hi right back at'cha big guy!

Wrangler John
08-25-2013, 4:40 AM
based on your post, i have neither passion nor courage; my lack of money and the need to make more is rather prohibitive for me.

nevertheless, your insight motivates me to spend money i don't have, and to revisit old injuries.

There's an irony to life. When I was young, I mean really young, when JFK was President, I had to scrimp and save to purchase anything. By the time LBJ had succeeded JFK (Presidents were known by their initials then, which helped to identify their monogrammed shirts at the dry cleaners) I had saved for a Ruger Deerstalker .44 Magnum Carbine. It was a princely $165.00 that required nearly a year to accumulate. As time passed, I moved on, from being a horse wrangler, to working in manufacturing, and with a lot of college night classes, finally into a government career for over three decades. Today, I can afford any firearm or toy that I desire or "need". So where is the irony?

By the time I arrived here, horses, motorcycles, truck crashes, even a real train wreck somewhere in Indiana had taken their toll. There were a twice broken shoulder, broken wrists, severed tendons - including my trigger finger - burns, hernias, an amputated finger they stitched back on, and a nasty spinal cord tumor that required disassembly of my neck to remove. Now I would like to build a .338 Lapua, or maybe a .416 Barrett, or a .50 BMG something, having owned some rifles with muzzle energy north of 5,000 ft lbs, but I am afraid of flying apart or doing damage to my nervous system. So, the lesson is: That one should try to experience the things and adventures they crave while young, because there may not be enough of them left to do those things when they can finally afford them. :)

intensefab
08-25-2013, 5:07 AM
Nice rifle, go out and have fun with it!

I also have a .338 and reload to feed her. It's still pricey but it'll put a grin on your face!

Have fun

bsg
08-25-2013, 6:18 AM
There's an irony to life. When I was young, I mean really young, when JFK was President, I had to scrimp and save to purchase anything. By the time LBJ had succeeded JFK (Presidents were known by their initials then, which helped to identify their monogrammed shirts at the dry cleaners) I had saved for a Ruger Deerstalker .44 Magnum Carbine. It was a princely $165.00 that required nearly a year to accumulate. As time passed, I moved on, from being a horse wrangler, to working in manufacturing, and with a lot of college night classes, finally into a government career for over three decades. Today, I can afford any firearm or toy that I desire or "need". So where is the irony?

By the time I arrived here, horses, motorcycles, truck crashes, even a real train wreck somewhere in Indiana had taken their toll. There were a twice broken shoulder, broken wrists, severed tendons - including my trigger finger - burns, hernias, an amputated finger they stitched back on, and a nasty spinal cord tumor that required disassembly of my neck to remove. Now I would like to build a .338 Lapua, or maybe a .416 Barrett, or a .50 BMG something, having owned some rifles with muzzle energy north of 5,000 ft lbs, but I am afraid of flying apart or doing damage to my nervous system. So, the lesson is: That one should try to experience the things and adventures they crave while young, because there may not be enough of them left to do those things when they can finally afford them. :)

the irony of course, is that the saddle is finally paid for long after the horse is dead. :)

proraptor
08-25-2013, 8:38 AM
Awesome rifle i want one. Love savage