.416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

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    .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    Well after debating on building another long range gun and steppin up from my rem. 700p .338LM, I believe im gonna try out a .416 Barrett or a
    .408 Cheytac. More than likely the .416 Barrett. Seems ammo is easier to come by. If I dont have any luck finding a setup I like then I will either build my 700 further(lookin for a stock/chassis system) or sell it and build a different .338LM. I have always wanted a Barrett 98B but I havent seen to many reviews on it.

    As far as the .416 and .408, who is chambering these rounds besides the barrett and cheytac companies?

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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    I have no first hand experience with either system (too bad!). However, through Mel's site you can pick up HSM .408 Cheytac.

    http://www.snipercentral.com/hsmammo.htm

    He also posted results of this ammo
    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=40282

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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    Yeah I seen it for sale last night. I just dont know.how readily available it will continue to be. The only the pushin me away from the .408 is the price of the gun is so much higher than the .416

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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    Quote Originally Posted by jasonR
    I have no first hand experience with either system (too bad!). However, through Mel's site you can pick up HSM .408 Cheytac.

    http://www.snipercentral.com/hsmammo.htm

    He also posted results of this ammo
    viewtopic.php?f=14&t=40282

    Good luck!
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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    We have a good supply of the HSM 408 ammo on hand right now and HSM indicates that they see no break in availability of the ammo with good supplies of components (thats good to hear!)

    Either cartridge is going to get the job done VERY well.

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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    Quote Originally Posted by BB KoncepZ
    Yeah I seen it for sale last night. I just dont know.how readily available it will continue to be. The only the pushin me away from the .408 is the price of the gun is so much higher than the .416

    One thing to consider about the price...

    Cheytac sells their Intervention rifle in .408 as a kit. It is not just the rifle. It also includes the range finder, weather station, scope, etc. Even though it is more expensive, you will get more for your money. Just my 2 cents.

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    Re: .416 Barrett/.408 Cheytac

    As Unrealsm wrote, the Intervention comes as a package:
    Rifle
    NF 5.5-22x56mm scope
    Vectronix rangefinder, not cheap
    Kestrel 6500 windmeter i think
    PDA with ballistic software
    bipod, case etc..
    You can just buy the rifle for a whole lot cheaper. Or build one that's chambered for a .408
    Customized .308 Rem700P / NF 5.5-22x50mm MLR
    .308 Savage 10FP / NF 5.5-22x50mm MLR
    .308 Savage BA / NF 5.5-22x56mm MLR
    .338 lapua mag. Dakota Arms T-76 Longbow / NF 5.5-22x56mm MLR

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    Noreen Fireams maks the 338 lm 408 ct 416 barrett and 50 bmg very reasonably prices

    Ultra Long Range Rifles, including Noreen .50BMG, .338 Lapua, and more from Only Long Range rifles

    check them out

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    Desert Tactical makes a system that allows you (through the purchase of conversion kits) switch between .375, .408, .416, and .50. It is called the DTA HTI (Hard Taget Interdiction). I have no experience with them, but I am looking myself.
    What makes it different is the bullpup design, which will change the overall length and balance of the system.

    I would love to hear if anyone has had any experience with them.

    DTA HTI Rifle Chassis - Guns - Desert Tactical Arms

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    Quote Originally Posted by blewdog1 View Post
    Desert Tactical makes a system that allows you (through the purchase of conversion kits) switch between .375, .408, .416, and .50. It is called the DTA HTI (Hard Taget Interdiction). I have no experience with them, but I am looking myself.
    What makes it different is the bullpup design, which will change the overall length and balance of the system.

    I would love to hear if anyone has had any experience with them.

    DTA HTI Rifle Chassis - Guns - Desert Tactical Arms

    No experience other than seeing a .308 / .338 kit for sale recently. Believe the kit checked in around $7K USD sans optic and rings.
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