The following quote is by Dan Lilja
"Several years ago I wrote an article for Precision Shooting that determined bolt lug strength for a given bolt size and material strength. There was included in the article a computer code that also calculated bolt thrust developed from various cartridges. If we run the numbers through the program for our example here, the 378 Weatherby case and a standard Remington 700 action, we find that the bolt thrust value is about 12,760 pounds for a stiff handload (and whose aren't?) of 65,000 PSI. The lug strength value is greater (thankfully) at about 37,770."
I'd safety that's enough safety margin, of course the fact that there is a ot of 700's built in 338 Lapua and are working just fine must mean something, don't you think
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Last edited by jwp475; 04-11-2009 at 12:13 PM.