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Old 12-26-2011, 12:12 PM
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whats a 338 Allen magnum

Im buying my lapua next week. But I heard about the allen magnum shooting a 300 gr @3500 fps.
And was wondering after I buy my savage 338 if I find myself wanting more will the 338am fit in this gun and the ai magazine? I read you can modify the mag to fit the longer lapua shells. Just wondering I couldn't find the rim diameter or coal by google. But I seen pictures compared to other calibers. Its a monster to say the least.
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:17 PM
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Re: whats a 338 Allen magnum

An Allen Mag is based on the 408 cheytac case. I don't believe it will fit into a savage (bolt face is way too small). My OAL is about 4.1"
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:19 PM
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Re: whats a 338 Allen magnum

Ah so is basically a 338 snipe tac
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Ah so is basically a 338 snipe tac
An improved 338 Snipe Tac.
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Re: whats a 338 Allen magnum

They both launch at 300 gr at 3400-3500 ? If so how is it improved? I guess I could fit the 338 Excalibur in the savage it has 3.75" coal and a rimless .579 or might be rebated. Not sure how it compares to the lapua or allen mag
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Old 12-26-2011, 12:31 PM
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Re: whats a 338 Allen magnum

Ok the 338 exlcalibur has 3300fps with a 250gr inst the lapua 3000 fps with same weight? I can't afford a 408 size action. Wonder what it would do in a 30-33" barrel
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They both launch at 300 gr at 3400-3500 ? If so how is it improved? I guess I could fit the 338 Excalibur in the savage it has 3.75" coal and a rimless .579 or might be rebated. Not sure how it compares to the lapua or allen mag
Goto Home Page to get all you questions answered.

I shoot one of Kirby's 338 AXs with 300g Bergers at nearly 3K fps with 29" barrel.
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