I have an 338 Lap 700P MLR on order. But, the more I read about this rifle, and the gets-shorter-by-the-minute barrel (24.5" length for a 338 Lap ????), the cross drilled MB, and way-high cost of Lapua brass, the more I think rebarrelling one of my 300 RUM's to 338 Edge makes way more sense. I will have to wait and see when my dealer calls - but it sounds like the next guy on the waiting list may get it.
The way I look at it, the price for the rifle seems good for a 338 Lap rifle ($1500 up here in Canada), but is it (?) if you will need to rebarrel it (338 Lap needs min. 27" barrel), and likely restock it (several reasons why, that I can think of) ? In my case, sounds like the cost of the base rifle is quickly turning into a pretty expensive, but not-quite-right 338 lap action !?