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Old 05-07-2003, 07:40 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

338 excalibur, where, who makes it, and is it a wildcat type, or can components be readily found?
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:48 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

Its an A-Square round. RCBS sells the dies you can also get custom made brass for the same price as from the factory from Quality Cartridges.com. That speed came from a 29" barrel. The cheapest way to go about it would be to use a CZ550 safari 416 action or something that was chambered in a 378 or 460.
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Old 05-07-2003, 07:50 PM
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too fancy for me, i'll do the lapua, i really have the hotts for that round, i have heard only good about it, and i could do some 300 grn smk's for fun too, bet they buck the wind good
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:02 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

whick is better for brass life?

i will be putting together a lr gun in one of the two calibers, but am not sure which way to go, i know 100rds of lapua brass is 189.00, but the rum brass for 100 is 60 bucks
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:21 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

You will probably need a bigger action to use the Lapua too.

Lapua brass life is much better and more uniform.
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Old 05-07-2003, 11:50 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

i talked to a guy in ohio who routinely builds them on savage long actions which start life as a 300 rum, really impressive, i was concerned about the strength of the unit, but his has lasted well, and all of them have had zero problems, but the wall thickness of the barrel was an issue for me, and i was thinking of moving to the 338 rum instead, the pressure and size of the case is identical to the 300 rum, the only difference is the bore, so i was considering doing that instead, and having a thicker wall of metal around the cartrige would give some peace of mind, if the rounds perform the same, or very close, it would be great

i would like to end up with a 250 grain bullet in .338 cal moving at 2900-3000 [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 05-08-2003, 06:59 PM
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Re: 338 cal comparison

.338 RUM is cheaper to start off in than Lapua. I had thought that the RUM was a belted Magnum case but recently I found out that it isn't. (good for Rem-Chester, dies are probly easier to get ahold of, ammo might be bought locally if needed, more rifle choices, less money per rifle if bought stock and not custom made.)

Brass is cheap for RUM, then again Lapua doesn't offer RUM brass, yet anyways. Rifles are cheaper in RUM, they can even be bought chambered in RUM and the price still comparable to the other bolt actions. (Cheaper price due to the manufacturer not having to design a new action for the round.)
The RUM is relatively new compared to the .338 Lapua, this is probly some of the manufacturers answer as to why they don't offer the .338 Lapua. (Make money without having to spend it to retool or R&D... design a cartridge to fit the rifle and not design the rifle around the cartridge...)

I have a Lapua, which was the in-between cartridge between the .300WM and .50bmg, then that oversized .408 Chey-Tac came out.
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