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Posted: 2/13/2002 1:42:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/13/2002 2:10:07 PM EDT by 5subslr5]
(If I knew how to set-up a survey I would !)

AR-30 .338 - Looks as if quantity shipping begins about 4/01/02.

AR-30 .300WinMag - Quantity shipping to begin about 5/01/02.

USE: I'm a paper-puncher - not a hunter (at least not of animals).

This is not some topic I've posted for the heck of it as I'm going to buy one the AR-30's.
I'm leaning toward the .300WinMag but would really like some input and opinions.

(I believe suggested retail on this rifle is $1180.)

Link Posted: 2/13/2002 2:01:00 PM EDT
IMHO, if I was only going the .300 Win. Mag route I'd spend $400. on a Savage Tactical. My buddy's is a tack driver. I think the .338 is the way to go in the AR-30. It will do a lot of the job that a .50 will do with less recoil and less weight to carry. There's a reason Accuracy International offers this round in their guns. Now you won't find the ammo as easily as .300 but I think supply will catch up with demand when there's an affordable rifle for it. Went to a seminar with sniper guru John Plaster and he was enthusiastic about the round.
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 2:01:22 PM EDT
I dont know, a remington 700 ADL in 300 win mag would be 10 times cheaper than AR-xx in .300 whatever magnum.... I mean AR-10 is the most expensive 308 rifle I have seen.... I thought M1 was expensive as hell but that changed when I saw the price of AR-10's
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 2:08:57 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rahimiv:
I dont know, a remington 700 ADL in 300 win mag would be 10 times cheaper than AR-xx in .300 whatever magnum.... I mean AR-10 is the most expensive 308 rifle I have seen.... I thought M1 was expensive as hell but that changed when I saw the price of AR-10's



I believe the AR-30 regardless of caliber will have a suggested retail of $1180. Street price will undoubtedly be a few dollars less.
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 4:40:51 PM EDT
You may want to do a little research on the price of .338 Laupa ammo before making a decision.
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 4:49:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rahimiv:
I dont know, a remington 700 ADL in 300 win mag would be 10 times cheaper than AR-xx in .300 whatever magnum.... I mean AR-10 is the most expensive 308 rifle I have seen.... I thought M1 was expensive as hell but that changed when I saw the price of AR-10's



If you think that the AR10 is high, you need to go to Knight's for a reality check.

Some people asking as much as $11,000 for one of Reed's rifles.

Go figure!
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 5:03:24 PM EDT
I dunno 5s5--

You don't seem to be hurting for $$$. There's a website www.accuratereloading.com where you can search for topics on the .338 Lapua. I think they were saying with a 28 inch tube, you could get close to 3000fps with the 300 grain Sierra. It was definitely a step UP from the the .338Rem UltraMag in those terms, which I was not expecting. The guys on those forums basically ranked the .338s:

.338WM <<.340Weath < .338RUM <.338Lapua.

I had never realized that the .338Lapua offered this kind of jump in performance. From what little I know, it sounds like the .338L is a legitimate 1500 yard shooter. I forgot where you live, so mebbe that's not an issue.

Come on, don't put a I-4 in a '57 Chevy!

:)
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 5:09:20 PM EDT
How does the Remington 338 Ultra Mag compare to the 338 Lapua?
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 5:25:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Ustulina:




I had never realized that the .338Lapua offered this kind of jump in performance. From what little I know, it sounds like the .338L is a legitimate 1500 yard shooter. I forgot where you live, so mebbe that's not an issue.

Come on, don't put a I-4 in a '57 Chevy!

:)



I'm hearing the same thing about a 1500 yard shooter.
(I live in Oklahoma.)
Link Posted: 2/13/2002 5:32:00 PM EDT
I have a Sako TRG 42 in .338 Lapua and have been shooting it for a year now.

If you are going to buy preloaded ammo for it, Black Hills now makes it for about $3.00 a round. If you are going to reload, the best price I have found for brass was $1.15 per case and many times it is much higher then that.

The guns from Accuracy International and Sako are much finer pieces then the Armalite - no offense to Armalite. The higher the quality, the more you pay.

I paid $2,400 for base rifle, if you want extra magazines, a bipod, a muzzle brake and the slick scope mount, bring your Gold Card and alot of patience.

Of course, the accuracy intl piece comes with most of that so it ends up costing about the same unless you get their top model.

PS - it is fun to shoot



Link Posted: 2/13/2002 7:33:28 PM EDT
Yep,
had a TRG-41 in .338 - factory muzzle brake, pod, and factory scope-mount.

Fine. Mighty fine.

I'm believing that ArmaLite will do their usual with the AR-30. The '30 won't be quite ( about 1/4 MOA less) as accurate as the round numbers $3,000 rifles but at $1180 list they won't be $3,000 rifles either !


Sort of like comparing the AR-10(T) to the Knights SR-25.
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