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338 Edge Ackley?

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Unread 07-28-2008, 08:14 PM
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tell Fred to call Remington because they produce factory 700's in 338Lapua. just a sidenote...the 700 got it's name from the diameter of the bolt. .700
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    Its a common missconception that remington actions are stronger than Savages because of the Locking nut thats used to hold the barel on and the two piece on the Savage when truefuly the Savage reciever is a stronger desgine bacause the barrel threads ar 20 TPI rather than 16 like the Rem so the threads are not as deep as the Remington so their is actualy more metal in this area. Now the bolt head is a two piece desgine and if you talk to anybody thats ever cut on one they will tell you they are typicaly harder than the Remington's and some test have been done where the Savage bolt outlasted the Remington when the lugs were subjected to high pressure.

    you can just as easly blow up and action with a 223 as you can with a 338 Lapua , don't believe me fill a 223 case with Hodgdon Universal pistol powder and top it off with a 80gr bullet ,I guarntee it will be more than the rifle can stand and I highly doubt that you'll be able to tell the differance in that and a 338 Lapua loaded on the hot side causeing the weapon to fail.
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    My 338 Lapua built on a Rem-700 action with the bolt stop moved to allow a COAL up 3.9" and fitted with a Seekins detachable box magazine that will hold a loaded lenght of 3.92".



    It shoots pretty well also, 3 in this 4X6 at 975 yards




    There are and have been a lot of 338 Lapua built on 700 action and I see no problem. I went with the Lapua because of the quality of the brass. I am happy with my decision
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    If I can find a 700 action cheap I may go that way instead of Savage target action. But it still needs to be trued and stuff, which will run up price.
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    Wow!

    It seems people are bit touchy about the Lapua. I had no idea. Sorry if I ruffled some feathers with Fred's quote.

    I know that there are only two guys that know almost everything there is to know about Savages. That would be Kevin and Fred. One says yes. One says no. Pick your man and go with it.

    I've had work done by both, and know who I would choose.
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    I don't think anybodys feathers got ruffeled , i get a bit defensive over subjects that guy start making statements about when they are actualy only going on some second or third hand information and taking it as tried and true facts when its realy just a theory.
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    Unread 07-29-2008, 11:25 AM
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    The vast majority of us here are not gunsmiths. We do not and will not have firsthand experience with most things. We have to rely on what we are told by people who we trust and respect.

    I'm here to learn and to share what I have learned.

    It's all Tyler's fault. If he would have gotten a 32 on his ACT. He would be on his way to a custom rifle by now.
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