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Venom Tactical’s Taipan harnesses the long-range ballistic authority of the .338 Lapua Mag. Getting an impressive group at 100 yards with the Black Hills 250-grain SMK (the load this rifle was optimized for, as opposed to the more-common 300-grain bullets), author David Bahde notes, “When he sent the Taipan for testing, Lenny told me it was shooting the Black Hills into a quarter-inch. While not able to get to 0.25 inches at 100 yards, I came pretty stinking close.” Bahde also emphasizes the Taipan’s portability: “One of the downsides of many .338 Lapua rifles is their length. They just don’t fit in most of the places you need them to. Where the Taipan setup really shines is in portability. Folded up, it fits nicely into its case, but it also fits easily into your average drag bag.” To learn more, check out the June 2013 issue of Special Weapons for Military & Police, available on newsstands and digitally on May 14, 2013. To subscribe, go to www.tactical-life.com/subscribe.

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