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Thoughts regarding Armalite Model AR-30 338 Lapua Mag

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by james2562, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. james2562

    james2562 Kent Member

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    I think I just about have the 308 thing down. I am considering stepping up to a 338. I like the look of the AR-30 and Armalite in general. Does anyone have any experience with the ar-30?
     
  2. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I have an AR-30 in .300 WM and really like it. Light recoil and accurate.

    I know a guy that has the full set, .308, .300 WM, .338 Laupa, and AR-50. He shoots his a lot. I know I can not afford to shoot the .338 which is why I went .300 WM.
     
  3. Triplebuckshot

    Triplebuckshot Northwest Oregon Member

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    Not the AR30 but I absolutely love my AR10. Armalite makes good stuff.
     
  4. padd54

    padd54 Central Oregon/Cascades Active Member

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    I have an AR-30 in 338lm and love it. Mild recoil and very accurate!
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Once you go with the 338 Lapua you wont need the others! The brass was a bit of an investment ($275 per 100) but I have 16 reloads on most of mine and little signs of wear.

    I shoot Sierra 300gr matchkings thru mine. I have a 15" steel gong that I put out at 1500 meters, and thump away!
     
  6. doubletap007

    doubletap007 Beaverton Active Member

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    is this the armalite ar30 youre getting 1500 meters with?
    i know a lapua will but how about the armalite ar30?
     
  7. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Yep the same Armalite AR30..I hand lapped the barrel when i first got it, put a 25 MOA rail on it and a NightForce NXS 8-32 X 56.....300gr matchkings also have a really high BC so that does help abit!

    I have shot it out past 1500...but out of the stock bbl the vel drops pretty quick. Out past 1500 I like to have a 30" plus bbl
     
  8. james2562

    james2562 Kent Member

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    Have you changed the barrel? What is your round count through the barrel?
     
  9. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Nope barrel has not been changed! round count is up to 1750. Accuracy is still fine, and all have been handloads! When it needs it I will put on a slightly longer tube.