Originally Posted by pyroducksx3
Why the Excalibur vs the 338 snipetac or 338 AM? I am interested in building a 338 as well and am looking at the options but I keep coming back to the 338 Lapua AI. I was really interested in the 338 Excalibur but after seeing brass prices and dies costing as much or more than the 408 based cartridges plus it didn't seem worth it when I could get more performance for cheaper and with components more available for the 408 based stuff.
For starters I dont think I'd be doing this if the cost of components was going to worry me,and in a single shot the 408 action is nearly twice the weight,I know that you can get a 338 Snipetac built at around the 15 Lb but do they shoot ?
I was going to go with a 338-378 Kahn and like the 338 lapua A I I think fire forming cases is a waist of time,I have a 338 Rum so I wanted to go up a notch.
If the Excalibur was more popular maybe you could get the dies of the shelf ?
After reading What Darryl Cassel & Long Time Long Ranger & Dan Lilja and many others have written on the 338-416 Rigby Improved the Excalibur should be great for what I want and its not what everyone else has.
Hope that helps