Re: Large .338s... potential accuracy?
Cost is one issue, so youve got that covered, but I think what Chas was saying was; in order to narrow down the choices what do you plan on doing with it, and what is your definition of accuracy? Will it be a L/R hunting rifle or a B/R comp rifle, is it gonna weigh around 12-15+lbs or do you want something lighter, Are you up to the challenge of fireforming cases and using brass with another headstamp, or do you want readily available brass, Custom dies or off the shelf, what velocity and what wt. bullet are you wanting to use, and the list goes on for ever......The real neat thing about a custom is all the choices, but its also part of the aggrevation. Whittleing it down little by little by defining your criteria, or intended use only helps make your decision easier. I think thats what Chas was getting at.
I only own 1 338, and its a 338win mag. so I dont have hands on experience with the big boys. Sorry.
You may wanna check out J E Custom and see what he has to say about the bolt face. He did a post on bolt face diameters a while back that got turned into a ''sticky'' in one of the threads.
Im goin out on a limb here and gonna say the first 4 guys Id talk to about 338 wildcating, in this case, would be; LongTimeLongRanger(for his wby knowledge and 338wildcatting), J E Custom (for his smithing and knowledge), Shawn Carlock(highly respected L/R 338 shooter and wildcater),and Kirby-AKA-Fiftydriver (for his smithing and reputation as king of 338 wildcats).
LTLR already chimed in so that leaves 3. Good luck, hope you find what your lookin for.
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