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Old 07-13-2009, 06:41 PM
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Re: 300 mag complete!

SP2,
I was thinking about a .338 Lapua Mag barrel last night for my Savage. Not even sure if it can be done. Maybe someone with some experience will chime in. Excuse my ignorance but what is the difference between the .338 Lapua Mag and the Edge? JohnnyK.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:29 PM
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Most would say no. The action can't take the pressure. Go to Savage Shooters and they try to talk you out of even dreaming about it.
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:48 PM
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Re: 300 mag complete!

Very nice Very nice!! Tell us how she shoots!!
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:20 PM
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Re: 300 mag complete!

On 6mmbr.com's forums there is a small shank Savage 338 Lapua barrel for sale, with a modified bolt head.
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Old 07-14-2009, 03:58 PM
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Re: 300 mag complete!

Yes it can be done. My cousin has a 338 Lapua Mag built on a Savage target action. You can order the bolt head. Yes I said the target action. To eject a loaded round you have to take the bolt out, but it will eject an empty casing. So far it cuts single holes. So for something that can't be done, it works pretty good so far. I think other companies are spreading this blasphemy to try and keep Savage out of the running. There are edges built on the Savage action.

As far as difference between the Edge and the Lapua, about 100 to 150 fps with the 300grn. SMK. We are expecting about 2800 to 2950 out of the Lapua in a 32" barrel it is built on.

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Old 07-14-2009, 04:51 PM
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Re: 300 mag complete!

I go on Savage Shooters all the time. That question is brought up often. All the heavy hitters shoot it down before any debate can even take place. They don't seem to have a problem with the edge or rum, however. I have also seen it discouraged in the 700 action.
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:02 PM
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I'm pretty sure Remington came out with factory rifles in 338 Lapua.

Nice rifle, by the way. I hope it shoots well for you.
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