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Going to take Ol' John's .338 MAI...
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Default Going to take Ol' John's .338 MAI...

God willin' and the creek don't rise, I'm heading to Missouri in November to visit a little with sakorick, and maybe do some fishing and deer hunting.

Since I have an embarrassment of rifles from which to choose, the choice of which rifle to take was - as usual - not easy. However, it didn't take too much time to settle on the .338 MAI, (Mauser Ackley Improved), the brainchild of THL member Ol' John (AKA LLANO John). (John was actually the fellow that invited me to THL must be nigh on to 15 years ago.) John is also the maker of the rifle I now own. He made a pair of them on Mauser K-98 actions. Both have Lothar Walther barrels: His with 26" barrel, and mine with 24. I did the number crunching on the load development, and John did the gunsmithing.

I never have been able to get the rifle blooded. Maybe that can happen on this trip.

Below, you will find a list of threads discussing the .338 MAI project.

Paul

http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=1235
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=5346
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=6068
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=2508
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=2546
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=2725
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=2627
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=3336
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ead.php?t=9917
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=11767
http://www.thehunterslife.com/forums...ad.php?t=19568
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