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.338 lapua model 700 build?

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Unread 01-22-2009, 08:24 PM
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.338 lapua model 700 build?

I have a 10 year old model 700 w/ stainless barrel,synthetic stock,factory detachable magazine. In 7mm rem mag.
I am wondering if I can use this action for a .338 lapua? I will be ordering a Manners MCS GAT stock (thumbhole), and I will be putting a Lilja stainless barrel on it (not sure on what size)? And will be using a Patriot arms fat bastard muzzle break. Will I be able to use the detachable magazine with this caliber? I will be using my busnhell 6500 4.5-30X 50mm scope on it. I plan on getting a local gunsmith to put it together for me and I will bed it myself.
Is there any concerns or things that you guys can reccomend this is my dream build and I will be shooting this gun for a long time! It is gonna be used for long range hunting where alot of glassing is required so weight isn't that big of a deal.
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    Unread 01-22-2009, 09:33 PM
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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    I would look at a 338 Edge on a stock 700 action. I am just not a fan of opening the bolt face that much for the Lapua round., very little margin of error there. The edge will be might close on MV anyway and lot easier to do.

    Just my opinion which will differ from some.

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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    Hmmm... I dunno the more I read about the 338 lapua the more I am intrigued...
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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    It can be done but as Bounty Hunter said opening up the bolt face that big leaves a small margin of error if something were to happen. If you'd like to stay with .338 cal the .338 Ultra Mag or the .338 Edge are probably your best bet for building a long range .338 cal safely on a Remmington.
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    Unread 01-22-2009, 10:32 PM
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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    Wow this .338 edge does sound like it would fill all of my requirements. What rate of twist and size of barrel would you guys reccomend? This is for a long range big game hunting rifle, I don't mind carrying a heavy rifle either so what would be best?
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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    Nothing at all wrong with a 338 La[ua on the 700 action


    Heres mine







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    It shoots OK too


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    Re: .338 lapua model 700 build?

    I would recommend a 30", 1-10 twist barrel with a contour of 1.250 at breech tappered to .900 at muzzle. You might want to invest in a better scope if your going to be shooting either the 338 Edge or 338 Lapua. These cartridges produce a ton of energy and recoil and I have been told the lower end scopes like Bushnell don't handle this type of energy very well, but they might. I would seriously think about a higher quality scope with this type of cartridge and for the long range shooting you want to do. Good luck.
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