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Honestly cant remember if I posted this on here. If I did oh well because I'm excited for this rifle to be finished.

So I decided to go a different route in regards to a whitetail/elk rifle. I wanted a rifle that shot a heavier bullet slower (2400-2700f fps), still had decent BCs to shoot out to 400 yards if need be, and very mild recoil. So I opted for the 338 federal. Granted the 358 Winchester was definitely a runner up but I do still like the fact that I can find factory ammo if I dont feel like reloading. I'm looking forward to seeing the end productct when I get home and hopefully take it out to shoot some whitetails or pigs. Currently I have 400 200grain Hornady Interlocks sitting at the house but I think I might give the Federal Fusion a try in this cartridge since I have had great success with that bullet out of my .270.

Action - Howa 1500 I got on sale at Pacfiic Tool and Guage
Barrel - Kreiger 1 in 10 (5R that will be cut down to 22". If I remember correctly I think it is a douglas #2 contour.
Stock - McMillan Sako Hunter in McWalnut
Optic - Meopta Meopro 3.5-10X44
Mounts - DNZ Game Reapers
Finish - Cerakote Gloss black. Not a Leupold type gloss but just a little glossy sheen
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Looks like a fun project. You didn't like the .35 Whelen?
 

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Looks like a fun project. You didn't like the .35 Whelen?
That was another thought but I didnt have a long action at the house for it and I got this short action on sale for like $250. If I did have a 35 Whelen made it would be off one of the WInchester Model 70 control feed actions. But a 35 whelen is another rifle I will have built in the future. That's a cartridge that has always perked my interest.
 
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