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Unread 12-07-2004, 09:33 AM
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Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

Skidly,

The above responses are absolutly correct. The standard throat cut in 338 RUM will be to long to get to the lands and still fit in the box mag. You will either have shorten the throat (but this usually limits you from shooting factory ammo in it) or lengthen the box mag (will require some machining and smith work) or single shot it. I of course being a smith would extend the box, but most people are just as well served with a single shot. If you single it I recommend just using a temp single shot follower so you don't ruin your switch barrel capability.

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    Unread 12-13-2004, 02:24 AM
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    Can you chamber a 338 Lapua in a Savage action and still be a repeater? Shawn, what do you think? Too much of a hassle or what? What caliber/model would you buy to use as a base gun?
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    I understand that the bolt body can be modified to accept the super mag boltface I am going to look at one today to see. I've had others interested in the Lapua conversion on the savage. I have built several Remington M700's (of course) in 338 Lapua that were repeaters 2+1.
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    looks like i'm going with a Savage. Now where would i get a 338rum or 338Edge barrel with a good effective muzzle brake? Price? What contour and length would you recomend?
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    I would look at the 30" length with a muzzle daimeter of .750 to .950. I don't know what your projected weight is but if it is not an issue I have built a lot of 338 Edges with the streight taper to a .950. I cut most brakes integeral to the blank, but can always add one on if that is your preference. Most shooters claim that my style of break in a 14 lb rifle is about like their PSS in 308. Makes a mild shooter. I shot 50 rounds through one at a dynamite shoot in 1 hour once. I use a lot of hart barrels and that would also be my recommendation. 30" barrel with brake, installed ready to rock would run around 725.00 fluting would be extra.
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    Beararms.com has a Remington 300 Ultra Mag with a leupold vxII on it. Its all brand new with a sling for $599.
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    Re: longrange elk gun - 338rum or 338/300rum in Savage

    The 300 RUM is not listed under that web site at all for sale. Your infoe is incorrect, besides, you cannot touch a rem 700 for under 600 w/o a scope!
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