Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics


338 conversion

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 01-29-2009, 09:31 AM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 83
338 conversion

I have a 700 Rem moly action with the bolt face opened for a 330 Dakota w/Sako extractor. The dakota bolt face is larger than the ultramag, but smaller than the lapua.
Would like to switch to the 338 edge or lapua and am leaning towards the lapua since I have the HS DM system which can accom the COL of the lapua.
Does anyone see any reason not to switch to the lapua vs the edge, given the above? Brass cost is not an issue and I have a PTG reamer for an improved lapua.
Does the 338 LM PTG 700 bolt offer any benefit over the factory rem 700 bolt fitted w/sako extractor and trued?
Reply With Quote

Unread 01-29-2009, 10:22 AM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 2,855
Re: 338 conversion

If it were me i would go with a PT&G bolt made up for the Lapua for several reasons , like , ordering it to fit the action tighter , smaller firing pin hole , the lugs are a little bit thicker , having the ejector located where it will work with the Sako extractor a little better and you can have their threaded handel welded on and timed to the action correctly where the factroy bolt probably is not.
I would also opt for the coned bolt face as it will allow a little better feeding and even thicker bolt lugs.

You should be able to sell your factroy bolt for $125 pretty easy especialy if its been trued up and with the Sako extractor.

But in short yes your current bolt will work for the Lapua and if the cost of the brass isin't an issue then I don't see any bennifit of going with the Edge over the Lapua especialy if your going with the Ackley improved version
Si Vis Pacem Parabellum
Molon Labe
Reply With Quote
Unread 01-29-2009, 02:41 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Northern Utah
Posts: 83
Re: 338 conversion

Thanks for the reply - that was my thinking as well, but wanted some additional input. So, the PT&G bolt is definitely stronger than a std 700 bolt and worth the additional cost?
Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: 338 conversion
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
rem 700 conversion Mr.Moa Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 09-30-2011 02:37 AM
300 rum- 338 rum conversion jimbothepunk Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 05-19-2010 02:04 AM
which way to go AR-50 or AR-15 conversion ? locotrician Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 8 07-29-2008 09:31 PM
Gun Conversion Archeryelk Long Range Hunting & Shooting 5 02-06-2006 07:58 AM
Conversion from mil-dot to MOA on IOR MP-8 Black Diamond 408 Long Range Scopes and Other Optics 25 04-01-2004 09:32 AM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:45 PM.

Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC