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MLRT308 MagnumLite Tactical Graphite .308 Rifle

$2,400.00


The tactical graphite rifles come in .22/250, .300 Win Mag, .308 and .223 with 26" bull barrel with Remington action and H-S Precision stock (sorry no left hand).

Product Code: MLRT308


http://www.magnumresearch.com/Expand.as ... de=MLRT308

I just got an opportunity to buy a used one of these (90% condition, 200 rounds through it or so) for $1200 - is it worth it? Anyone have experience with these?

I noticed the barrels are $799 alone and the stock is fully adjustable, but I don't know anything about the graphite barrrels... End of the barrel has a screw on compensator which is a sort of honeycomb latice inside. All this is from the factory.

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Before anyone can answer, "Is it worth it?" I think you're going to have to address a few questions:

1) What is your experience with rifles?
2) What do you intend to do with this rifle?

Once you answer those, I think people will be in a better position to answer your question, even if they have no experience with the rifle (if you just want one for plinking, I can assume their answer will be no).

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Scatch has a point. As I understand them, carbon fiber barrels are made to give the benefits of a thicker barrel (increased rigidity, heat dissipation, etc.), but without the weight. But at the price, unless you are looking for a super accurate, super light rifle it may not be worth the price.

I mean, that rifle USED only costs about $300 less than a NEW SC-1!! And we all know how SC rifles perfom. :D

(not that I'm trying to rack up points with Mel or anything)
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Well it would mostly be used for plinking paper... 500-700m. I've been all set to start building a .308 rifle, figured on spending $1500-2k on it all said and done... not ready to drop 3K on one, so many of the pre-built "the rock" type rifles are a bit out of my range.

By "is it worth it?" I mean is that a good price for a carbon barrel rifle and HS Precision stock - not is it worth it for shooting paper.... I guess mostly I am interested in anyone with experience shooting carbon barrels vs. steel - or are there no differences?

I'm a handgun guy so this would be my first large caliber rifle.
 

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Ok you talked me into it

I bought the rifle... trigger is amazing on it.... hope the barrel stands up to the advertising!







So much for my plans to build one :)
 

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Looks like you made a good decision to me and remember if it doesn;t shhot to expections rebarrel with barrel of choice ie douglas lija.krieger etc and cost then would still be within your stated budget ,shoot the thing and then decide .
 

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I'll be driving her back to her birthplace next week for a complete checkup...

Magnum Research is an hour away from me :)
 

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genen said:
I'll be driving her back to her birthplace next week for a complete checkup...

Magnum Research is an hour away from me :)
Does Magnum Research own the Desert Eagle and engineer/produce weapons them, or do they just import/sell the guns?

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Scatch Maroo said:
genen said:
I'll be driving her back to her birthplace next week for a complete checkup...

Magnum Research is an hour away from me :)
Is Magnum Research owned by Desert Eagle and engineer/produce weapons for them, or do they just import/sell the guns?

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I belive Magnum Research is the actual Mfg.
 

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Yeah, I looked it up and apparently Magnum Research does just import the Desert Eagles.

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Scatch Maroo said:
Yeah, I looked it up and apparently Magnum Research does just import the Desert Eagles.

Scatch Maroo
Not quite... they have the guns Made by IMI, but the actual designs and prototypes are all done here in MN

It was a year of 1979, when in Minneapolis, USA - Magnum Research Inc. was founded :) There were 3 people in the begining. Three very determined persons, and their objective was very clear, to develop an entirely new semi auto handgun around the very popular .357 magnum revolver cartridge. Working name of the project "Magnum Eagle". "Fathers" of the gun are J. Lindig, J. Skildam and H. Z. Skildam, founders of the company, also B. White - technological details and development. Originally gun was designed for target, silhouette shooting and hunting.

The first working prototype was ready by 1981, however problems with cycling/feeding made MRI to look for outsiders help. Such help was soon found - IMI(Isreaeli Military Industry). So in 1983 the first Desert Eagle was produced & sold, chambered for .357 magnum. Later the much more powerful .44 magnum DE was produced, by 1987 the .41 Mag round appeared, unfortunately this promicing round later was abandoned. In 1991 desert eagle was introduced in very mighty .50 Action Express caliber, designed by Evan Wilding, rebated case, base .44 magnum, which made very easy to interchange barrels between .44 .50 AE calibers. Finally the latest but hopefully not the last .440 Cor-Bon (Cor-Bon round, necked down .50 AE, for more info about this round read in .50 AE vs. .440 Cor-Bon) was produced in 1998.
 

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I beleive... not 100% sure... but i could have sworn the Desert Eagle was built by the Isreali Defense somthing... or Isreali Military Initiative... i forget the whole name. Its the same company who makes the Galil and Uzi i beleive.
 

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I think Id rather get a decked out sc-1.
I kinda like shooting a heavier gun anyways.
I also believe Mel knows what he is doing or he wouldnt have
a great rep.
Im still waiting on the Savage Sniper from Mel.
 

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I've thought about building an SC series rifle on the savage action... and I still may at some point, but because of the stock cost, you would not save much over a typical SC built on a remington, and I'm not sure how many would buy the version built on a savage if the cost savings wasn't there....

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Just got back from Magnum Research - talked to the gunsmith who built my rifle... he remembers it well and shot with the previous owner. He said this is one of the most decked out rifles he's made. Jewel Trigger, boxed this and that, lots of words I am not sure of the meaning off... but he said that he's value it at $2700 in the condition it's in right now.... Needless to say I'm a happy camper :)

Oh, and he said he's been at the range with the previous owner where it shot 2in. groups at 500m... he said 100m should be a 'ragged hole' less than .5in.

I still have not got a scope yet, so I have not shot it, but I'm just a beginner, so I won't see groups like that - but I now know the gun is capable of it :)
 

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mele said:
I've thought about building an SC series rifle on the savage action... and I still may at some point,

MEL
I might have to let you deck my new Savage out later on this summer Mel
I think it would be kinda cool to have a one of a kind Savage with papers on it to make it an official S.C. series .
Hmmm... Maybe the only 2005 model Savage S.C. would be real cool to me. :twisted:
Well definatly talk about it later on
or just send me an e-mail describing what youll do to it and what it would cost to make it official.
 
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