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delemma...what 338 chambered rifle to start with?

 
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Old 01-10-2004, 01:26 PM
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Re: delemma...what 338 chambered rifle to start with?

Yep

I have ejector marks after brass has been fired 2x times but, only with the "heavy loads" I use when hunting out west.

Drop the charge 4 to 5 grains and no marks.

The Hall (G) action can take it as it is well thought of in the big cartridge, ultra longrange hunters and shooters, group.
Like mine a lot.

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Old 01-10-2004, 02:08 PM
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Re: delemma...what 338 chambered rifle to start with?

I'm not familiar with that bolt design, but it wouldn't be hard. I'm sure it's a big thick one.

I counted 5 ejector marks pretty easily seen, 3 more if you looked real hard. No biggie, I've seen remington stuff that could have used filing back down, if you felt like using with loose primer pockets. I've got marks on some of these 30-338 Lapua brass that is close to what the 338/416 case has, not raised, but marked.

I don't like to see any marks get raised, just screws up headspace and creats hastles chambering when the die is set perfectly tight already. You can measure it with a caliper, if you run 001" - .002" headspace, but have a .002" - .004" extrusion, you now have tight headspace, and out of square casehead, and consistancy just went to hell.

I'd choose one with no ejector if I spent the money on one.
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Re: delemma...what 338 chambered rifle to start with?

I have two AMT stainless actions without ejectors. Right bolt, left port. Both chambered for the 6.5/284. Pain in the ass pulling the cases out everytime.

For Ultra LR hunting using he Big stuff, I want the ejector in the custom actions.
If we need another shot quickly, another round can be chamber much faster.

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Re: delemma...what 338 chambered rifle to start with?

Alrighty then guys, I have another question for ya. I know that the custom actions are much bigger than factory ones, the McBros for the .50 probably being the biggest. I know that the bolt body is much thickere than factory. The McBros is 1.5" diameter, my question is... How would you make an extractor work when the bolt is 1.5" thick and the max .50 BMG dia is .800"?? I don't really see how that would work. Can someone assist me? [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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