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What do you think about the Barrett 98 Bravo .338 Lapua Mag
 
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Would love to have one to play with!  Looks like a sweet rifle.
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I agree it would be really sweet to shoot one... I wonder how well it groups compared to a GAP gun.

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Send me one of each and I will test that for you.  Big Smile  Interesting question.  I guess I would put my bet on the GAP, but for the price, the better both be very, very good!
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I'd take a GAP gun over the Barrett any day and for half the price of the Barrett!
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Would love a GAP, but have been throwing around the idea of building my own rifle.
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Yea a GAP gun would be nice! What are you thinking about building?

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Having trouble deciding on several factors.  I have the crazy idea of finding a nice Military Mauser 98 to build on, but still am considering a 700 action.  As for calibers, I am open to suggestions.  I have thought about 6.5s, 300 WM, 308, 338 LM.  Not really sure what to do.  Would like to build a shooter for longer range.  I have been shooting long range with my Ruger 300 WM and some with my 270, but would like on that is more accurate.
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Robar makes a REALLY nice .338 Lapua.  If you are serious about getting one, you should check them out...
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98B IS NOT WORTH THE $$$...I know from experience you can do better for lots less...

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I had heard that, but have no useful experience with that model.  Thank you for the confirmatory information. 
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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

98B IS NOT WORTH THE $$$...I know from experience you can do better for lots less...



Interesting. Could expand on that comment?
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if you need that much down range remaining energy why not just go to a 50? Usually the fun part is more important, which invariably involves the cost per round. As far as ballistic traj. go the 300 wm gives up very little to the 338 and is cheaper to shoot and easier to reload. the 300 wsm will get you 95% the performance of the 300 with 10 grs. less powder. In any case a the rest of the package has more to do with the over all results than the caliber. Unless you really need it the tactical stuff is nice, but why don't you look at Savages new F rifle in 6.5x284?? For 1k this thing will shoot with $4k guns., and leave a lot of room over for other toys.
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I have heard mostly good things about 98bravo, but some not so good ones as well.

What do you guys think about this one?

ILya
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LOVE THE RECON SCOUT MAINLY BECAUSE THE OE LENGTH. THE BULLPUP DESIGN WAS WHAT MADE IT POSSIBLE (HAVING A 338 OE OF 31" INSTEAD OF THE COMPETITION'S 37) DONT REALLY KNOW MUCH ABOUT HOW IT SHOOTS OR HANDLES IN THE FIELD ,BUT WOULD LOVE TO GET A CHANCE AT PUTTING IT THROUGH IT'S PACES. 
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It balances nicely and handles well.  Seems like a good shooter too. I am right handed, so the bullpup configuration works well for me.

ILya
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