The M700 338 Lapua Magnum made in Canberra

On a recent visit to Canberra, I was introduced to an M700 338 Lapua Magnum that was manufactured at a ‘secret location’ somewhere in the ACT.

Made by GC Precision Developments in Canberra, this very serious hunting rifle looked to me more like a sniper rifle and, I was assured, is just as accurate.

I have been invited to see the weapon in action in the field at a later date, so rest assured I’ll have video of that activity too, when it happens.

In the mean time, please check out this video, which gives a decent technical overview of this very sexy weapon…


I am delighted that GC Precision Developments is now a dedicated sponsor off this site, through paid advertising in CONTACT magazine (see their first ad here).

Regardless of the financial arrangement, however, I am genuinely excited to be working with and support this company.

I am also very excited by their products – and about the prospect of sending some rounds down range in the very near future.



• 6061-T651 aircraft-grade alloy construction fully CNC machined to precise tolerances
• 6061-T651 modular fore-end with composite, textured grip panels
• MIL-A-8625 certified hard-anodised finish on all alloy components
• Hard-anodised colours – olive (standard), black, purple, blaze orange and gold
• PVD titanium/aluminium-nitride coating on all other components (3x harder than hard chrome plating)
• Modular design allowing different butt-stock configurations
• One of the lightest tube chassis on the market – weight range from 1650g to 2150g (1650g when fitted with Magpul CTR butt-stock TAS, QLD, VIC, NT compliant only)
• Australian made, Australian owned

Visit GC Precision Developments for more details.












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Posted by Brian Hartigan

Managing Editor Contact Publishing Pty Ltd PO Box 3091 Minnamurra NSW 2533 AUSTRALIA

4 thoughts on “The M700 338 Lapua Magnum made in Canberra

  • 27/03/2017 at 1:00 am

    Looks like that rifle formerly built in North Queensland?

  • 16/01/2017 at 2:23 pm

    That beautiful piece of engineering FAR outweighed the umms, and arrs. Appreciate your effort to bring to our attention this magnificent weapon. Can’t wait for your firing of it, envy, envy, envy.

    Keep up the fantastic work, Brian.

  • 13/12/2016 at 9:42 pm

    For Gods sake, listen to your speil, the number of Umms throughout the introduction made the information pretty worthless. It was broken in too many places by the repetitious Umms and Ahh,s
    to follow any logical process.

    • 14/12/2016 at 9:33 am

      Thanks for your ‘constructive’ criticism, Donald. I did actually listen to it several times, and, in fact, deleted a couple of hundred uumms and ahas – but then went with the bare minimum commentary I could to get across the story I wanted to tell.
      Uuuums and aaahhs are a very natural part of life – especially when you’re standing in front of a camera for almost the very first time ever.
      This was essentially my second ever attempt at this sort of video – and I’m pretty sure it was Gareth’s first – and it was a massive learning curve. Your feedback and similar from my wife and daughter will, hopefully, improve my performance.
      One thing I will say, however, is that at least I’m out there trying, and, I am pretty determined to continue doing these sorts of videos and pretty determined to improve, and more than happy to receive ‘expert’ opinion and feedback.
      And, another thing I’ll add is that, while you will never get a job as a diplomat, at least you did give me your honest opinion – the only one so far.
      So thank you. I mean it.
      Brian Hartigan, CONTACT Editor.
      And wannabe video correspondant.


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