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Prc329
03-13-2008, 8:40 PM
Anyone know much about this rifle? I was looking over the Remington LE catalog for 2008 and came across this.

From our legendary custom shop comes the ultimate long
range “built-to-order” tactical rifle. This rifle shares decades
of superb firearms manufacturing cumulating in the venerable
338 Lapua® Magnum cartridge capable of accuracy past 1,000
meters. This rifle begins with the time proven 40X® action, 26"
stainless steel 1:10 twist barrel with integral/removable muzzle
break, 40X trigger hand bedded into a McMillan® A5 stock.

Proven 40X action, Remington bolt with external AR style extractor, Relocated ejector, 26" stainless steel barrel, Barrel threaded for removable muzzle break, 40X trigger, McMillan A5 adjustable stock,Hand bedded by our Custom Shop

Prc329
03-13-2008, 9:03 PM
338 Lapua 700P MLR and an M24A3 is also listed. Hmmmmm.

PistolPete75
03-13-2008, 9:12 PM
looks like all the manufacturers are going on the tactical bandwagon. sounds like any other custom 700 rifle. i rather know who built my rifle, and what kind of match barrel they used.

Timberwolf
03-13-2008, 9:33 PM
Its a Rem factory 338LM in a McM stock - pass

Prc329
03-13-2008, 11:40 PM
I wonder are they using a magnum action or is it something specially made.

rksimple
03-14-2008, 8:45 AM
Its a bigger action than normal. There was a thread on SH about it a while ago. No pics that I can remember though.

Prc329
03-14-2008, 8:54 AM
Damn. Just looking for a way to get a 338 without totally killing my bank account. Back to 300 win mag :D

ShooterMcGavin
03-14-2008, 2:06 PM
That rifle will cost your around $3,500. They're made in Remington's custom shop. Add some glass, now you're getting a hefty cost.

Prc329
03-14-2008, 2:08 PM
Damn for that price I may as well build one off of a custom action or get a ferret 50 when they are available again. The 50 would look cooler and probably shoot just as well.

Cypriss32
03-14-2008, 6:28 PM
Better can be done for the price of the rifle.

MarcS
03-14-2008, 11:02 PM
I'd also rather have a custom built. Not sure what the differences are though when it comes to price. I think GAP gets 3,500 now for his "Crusader" .308 which is a Lawton action, Bartlein barrel, McM A5, Badger base/rings/DBM. Don't know what he'd charge for a similar set up rifle in .338LM.

I'm still not sure about the differences in the 700 and 40-X. I've heard some say that they are of a different design, and others say they are exactly the same except the 40-X is made to tighter tolerances in the custom shop. I don't really know.

I shot a bad *** 40-X for indoor 3 position smallbore on my high school ROTC rifle team. That was in the early eighties and I've wanted one ever since.

Forgive me for being captain obvious but don't discount how much it will cost to feed that monster. Teenagers are cheaper to feed. Lapua brass is close to 2 bucks a piece from what I've heard and you'd go through jugs upon jugs of powder.

Damn I wish I had one!!!
Marc

Timberwolf
03-14-2008, 11:27 PM
I shot a bad *** 40-X for indoor 3 position smallbore on my high school ROTC rifle team. That was in the early eighties and I've wanted one ever since.



I wonder how many of us have this in common - I too shot small bore 3 and 4 position on my H.S. ROTC rifle team (mid 70's though). Shot the 40x my first two years and then was gifted with my own Anshutz. We considered the 40X the war horses of the rifle team. Of course ammo was free (remember the white box G.I. stuff) courtesy of our Uncle.

Ranger Bob
04-01-2008, 6:44 PM
Howdy from the new guy!

I just received my Remington 700 MLR in .338 Lapua the other day. The scope and rings came in today, so I'll find out how it shoots this wekend. It cost me $1100 delivered from Buffalo Gun Shop, but it was the first that they had gotten in.

I'll post pictures once I have it together and take it for a test drive!

Also, ammo is going to put a dent in my wallet, so if anyone has a reloader they are willing to part with inexpensively please let me know.

Prc329
04-01-2008, 6:50 PM
Nice buy. I decided to hold off till I get a few projects finished. I found a few shops selling or getting the MLR. Post pics of the bolt when you get a chance. Specifically the extractor.

Ranger Bob
04-01-2008, 9:32 PM
I took some pictures but they are too big to upload. It is an AR-15 style extractor, I can e-mail them if you like.

edittman1
04-02-2008, 11:06 PM
edittman1@yahoo.com

send me a bunch plz :]

timmyb21
04-02-2008, 11:15 PM
Really interested in seeing this thing. I'm in process of building my first long range gun. .308 will suffice for now, I still want to be able to dream though!

Prc329
04-02-2008, 11:20 PM
http://www.snipershide.net/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=525732&#Post525732

for those that can't wait.

timmyb21
04-04-2008, 12:08 AM
Next year, when they are more readily available, I'll have one. And the reloading stuff.

Ranger Bob
04-04-2008, 9:24 AM
Something to be aware of with the Remington MLR; the scope base holes are tapped to a different size than the normal 700 long action. I ordered a Nightforce base for the gun and, although the holes are in the right place, they take a larger screw than is apparently standard. I spoke with Nightforce and they were able to figure out which one I needed but be aware of the problem before ordering from Midwest, ect.

Prc329
04-04-2008, 9:32 AM
I can see you have had a bit of fun with her. Shot her or just playing with brass :) I wonder if they can do that extractor in 308 so I can fling federal brass across the range.

Ranger Bob
04-04-2008, 9:35 AM
These should be a bit better...

Ranger Bob
04-04-2008, 9:40 AM
It actually showed up like that. I thought maybe they did a test fire at the factory (or the gun shop I bought it from) and didn't do much of a clean up. I would get more of a kick out of launching brass across the range if I didn't have to then sacrifice all my cool points by jumping up and chasing after it because of what it costs.

I am actively watching ebay for reloading presses, so if someone has one for sale please drop me a line.

Prc329
04-04-2008, 9:44 AM
O.K., I'm buying one.

wildcard
04-04-2008, 9:47 AM
O.K., I'm buying one.

Haha. I think your decisions change every 24 hours.

Prc329
04-04-2008, 10:11 AM
I have wanted one for a while. I will have one but I gotta finish a few in progress projects first. Which actually works out cause the availability may have improved by then.

2 Ar15s
1 AK47
1 POF-308

That needs to get finished first and I am still considering a 300 win mag after I get my SH IOR. It's gonna be a busy summer :)

Oh and a revolver as well as possibly an over under to play with.

ar15barrels
04-04-2008, 8:45 PM
Something to be aware of with the Remington MLR; the scope base holes are tapped to a different size than the normal 700 long action. I ordered a Nightforce base for the gun and, although the holes are in the right place, they take a larger screw than is apparently standard. I spoke with Nightforce and they were able to figure out which one I needed but be aware of the problem before ordering from Midwest, ect.

Probably an 8-40 instead of 6-48.
This is generally a good upgrade on any tactical type rifle.

ar15barrels
04-04-2008, 8:49 PM
These should be a bit better...

Interesting...
A factory Remington 700 bolt with an AR type extractor...

Prc329
04-04-2008, 9:37 PM
Probably an 8-40 instead of 6-48.
This is generally a good upgrade on any tactical type rifle.

I read they are 8-40.

Ranger Bob
04-05-2008, 9:07 PM
Rained out today...Out to the range tomorrow!

Remington 700 MLR in .338 Lapua
Super Sniper 16x42 Scope
Burris Xtreme scope rings
Nightforce 20 MOA scope base
Butler Creek scope caps
Rock Mount bipod

You have to be willing to look beyond the field expedient cheek pad (my rings are a little too tall).

Prc329
04-05-2008, 9:12 PM
Dude you may destroy that super sniper :D Time to call Scott at Libertyoptics.com

Ranger Bob
04-05-2008, 10:35 PM
There is that chance, but I've heard good things about it and I was running out of cash! The AMU guys I've talked to swear by the Nightforce, but a good deal on one of those is still over $1500! I'm more worried about my rings at the moment, and may be contacting him soon for a pair of those.

ar15barrels
04-06-2008, 1:12 AM
Remington 700 MLR in .338 Lapua
Super Sniper 16x42 Scope

How many shots are you expecting this to last?
This setup will certainly recoil more than a 50 BMG does.

Ranger Bob
04-06-2008, 5:57 PM
I am concerned about the life of the scope, and I am generally someone who believes that you get what you pay for, but I'd heard enough good things about the scope, and the price difference was so substantial, that I thought I'd give it a try. Until I get set up to reload the scope is bound to last just fine since I can not afford to fire the thing too often given the cost of Black Hills ammo!

I had heard a lot of horror stories about the recoil of the 338 Lapua, and this one is a fair amount lighter than the Surgeon I was firing last week, but that gun really didn't kick much more than my 308 BDL does and wasn't even in the same league as the BMG.

If it doesn't work out all I'm out is the cost of less than 3 boxes of ammo. If it does hold up, it will be replaced when I can afford to do it and be moved to my 308.

I am hoping to get a year out of it since I would love to have the cash to get a White Oak upper for my AR in time for Camp Perry.

harlot
04-20-2008, 11:38 PM
Holy crap, a only $1100 for a 338 lapua, thats cheaper than my xcr was! I need to pick one of those up, been dreaming of one of those forever, especially since .50 is out of the picture now.

As for the optics personally I don't think super snipers are good enough for a 308 that can shoot 1moa, let alone a what you have. If you don't want to spend $1500 then get a Leupold VX-III, great glass and durability for the price, IMO the best mid level scopes. There's a 6.5-20x40 with adj objective for only $599 at optics planet-
http://www.opticsplanet.net/leupold-vx-iii-6-5-20x40mm-adjustable-objective-riflescopes.html

edit- just realized you are in Georgia, no wonder it was so cheap, if anybody sees one at a CA dealer then please let me know the damage. Doing a quick calculation in my head using the current southern states to norcal conversion factor I'm gonna say ~1500

Prc329
04-21-2008, 1:14 AM
Your still looking at $1100 plus shipping and transfer fees.....if you can get one.

Ranger Bob
04-30-2008, 3:19 PM
With regard to the scope ring mounting holes, I finally got the answer you all expected from Remington (only took a month)..."the base holes on the 700 MLR are 8 x 40 instead of your standard 6 x 48 thread size."

titus7
06-28-2008, 2:51 PM
Does anyone know of anywhere in So. Cal that I can find one of these 700MLR's. the 3 dealers in my town are claiming that they wont be able to get one in less than a year?? Im sayin B.S. If you do know where I can get one please pm the phone number and name of the place please. Thanks guys