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Unread 03-28-2009, 11:24 PM
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Re: ready for a new build

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I started w/ the same rifle. Decided to build mine on the .338 Lapua case, which works with your bolt face. So you could do the factory .338 Lapua or a wildcat based on the .338 Lapua. Gives you better brass. Sell the Weatherby brass and move on. Just my opinion, nobody needs to yell at me now.

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    Re: ready for a new build

    Here's a link that should help you get your answers.

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    why would anybody yell at a good idea?

    Usually when I make a statement like that a Weatherby fan will take offense. I have nothing against the Weatherby, but the Lapua brass just plain out performs the Weatherby brass. When I pushed my old 30-378 it would open up primer pockets without any other noticeable pressure signs. I now get the same or better performance out of my 30-338 Lapua Imp with many more re loadings. No factory ammo, but who wants it or can afford it?

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    Ammo Burner,

    Just another thought. As I said earlier, I started w/ the same donor rifle, and just wanted a longer barrel for the 30-378. It was suggested to me to change to a 300rum. Because of bolt face diameters this just didn't work well. Kirby suggested to me, here, to build the 30-338 Lap imp. So I did, and happy with it.

    For what it is worth, all I did is re-barrel with a Lilja 30" #7 1-10 twist. Had a good gun smith fit it up. No other mods and this rifle holds about 1/2 moa out to 1000yrds. Only thing not stock on this rifle is the barrel.

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    rockymntmt.
    steve for what its worth, im no diehard fan of anything.
    what works is what counts in my opinion.
    realize though that when many of us started, the weatherby cases were the easiest to obtain and modify. in the early to mid 70s, when i arrived, the hot calibers were 6.5x300 wby, 7x300 wby, and the 30x378 wby.
    it was easy to neck down the 300 case to the 6.5 or 7 mm.
    the 30x378 was a necked down 378 case. they were the popular cartridges mainly because decent bullets were available for them.
    the 338 is a rather recent popular choice.
    today there are lots of good bullets, powder, brass, barrels and everything else needed to build a variety of good guns. there are also more gunsmiths with the knowledge needed to build them.
    if i were starting over i wouldnt build a 30x378. for that matter i wouldnt build any of the large case cartridges.
    i guess advancing age and diminished tetosterone are responsible for that.
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    Re: ready for a new build

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    rockymntmt.
    steve for what its worth, im no diehard fan of anything.
    what works is what counts in my opinion.
    realize though that when many of us started, the weatherby cases were the easiest to obtain and modify. in the early to mid 70s, when i arrived, the hot calibers were 6.5x300 wby, 7x300 wby, and the 30x378 wby.
    it was easy to neck down the 300 case to the 6.5 or 7 mm.
    the 30x378 was a necked down 378 case. they were the popular cartridges mainly because decent bullets were available for them.
    the 338 is a rather recent popular choice.
    today there are lots of good bullets, powder, brass, barrels and everything else needed to build a variety of good guns. there are also more gunsmiths with the knowledge needed to build them.
    if i were starting over i wouldnt build a 30x378. for that matter i wouldnt build any of the large case cartridges.
    i guess advancing age and diminished tetosterone are responsible for that.
    I hear that. I could easily see myself shooting nothing but a 30-30 when I get tired of the big, high recoil rifles.

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    Re: ready for a new build

    thanx for all the info. i'm going to talk to my smith on wed.
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