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Unread 08-06-2010, 10:09 AM
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Sa 338 rum

I have a buddy looking at a 40X Short action 338 RUM from the Remington custom shop. Don't know anything about these. Any feedback appreciated. Curious about the 338 RUM on a SA and info on what is a 40X
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    Unread 08-06-2010, 01:30 PM
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    Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I know the 40X action is a solid bottom version of the 700 available only from the Custom Shop. A short action 338 RUM would work okay but loaded rounds would not be able to be ejected without removing the bolt. Empties might eject okay. If it were me I would spend the same money having a good gunsmith build a 338 RUM on a custom or blueprinted long action and probably have a better rifle. Just my two cents.
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    Unread 08-06-2010, 03:03 PM
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    The 40x should work just fine with the 338rum. I am currently shooting a 338 Lapua Mag on a Savage target action that is a SA. I do have to pull the bolt to eject a loaded round but it is tolerable and it ejects an empty just like it was made for it. This action is holding up great and shoots good when I do my part. I might do an improved version next time to get a little more velocity out of the 300's. Other than that it's all good.
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    Sambo,
    I agree with the assessment that the bolt would need to be pulled to eject a loaded round. Not sure why he is looking to buy one of these. I do not see any advantage to do a 338 RUM on a short action. Maybe someone could enlighten me.
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    Re: Sa 338 rum

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    Sambo,
    I agree with the assessment that the bolt would need to be pulled to eject a loaded round. Not sure why he is looking to buy one of these. I do not see any advantage to do a 338 RUM on a short action. Maybe someone could enlighten me.
    Yes, enlighten me too. Why put up with the bolt removal to extract a loaded round??? is there some benefit that outwieghs this inconvienece...well atleast to me.
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    Correct me if I am wrong but as far as I know the 40X action is a solid bottom version of the 700 available only from the Custom Shop. A short action 338 RUM would work okay but loaded rounds would not be able to be ejected without removing the bolt. Empties might eject okay. If it were me I would spend the same money having a good gunsmith build a 338 RUM on a custom or blueprinted long action and probably have a better rifle. Just my two cents.
    +1....get a regular LA Remington 700 and spend the extra cash on a good gunsmith to blueprint it and rebarrel with a custom barrel.
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    Unread 08-08-2010, 05:49 AM
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    It's minimal, but using a SA cuts the weight of a rifle down. Some even say the SA is a better way to go because it is a stiffer action. Your throw time on a SA is also quicker assuming you have a mag set up to handle that ammo. Still single feeding is going to be quicker because of quicker ejection due to the short throw. Can a LA keep up? Does the shorter action out perform the LA? It is a matter of personal preference. As far as having to pull the bolt for a loaded round, in my opinion its a minor inconvenience. You put it in, in the beginning of the hunt, and use your safety. At the end of the day, pull it out or just shoot something and then unloading a loaded round is unnecessary.

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