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Which 338 lapua improved?

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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:43 PM
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Which 338 lapua improved?

So i bought a 338 lapua in a Savage 110 FCP. I want to make it an improved cartridge. I emailed Kirby about reaming mine and he recommended that i build a rifle with a stronger action. I dont have the money at the moment to build a custom rifle, so I would like to work with what i have. What other improved versions are out there? I dont want to buy custom dies, so something off the shelf preferably. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Unread 01-23-2013, 10:16 PM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    Maybe this will help:

    338 Lapua/338 Lapua Improved/338 Lapua Ackley Improved
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    Unread 01-23-2013, 11:19 PM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    I read it already. I wanted to use Kirby but couldn't afford his platform. So I guess ai is all that's left. I saw midway sold dies for an improved version. It said something like clymer. Is that the ai version?
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    Unread 01-24-2013, 12:53 AM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    If you don't want to buy custom dies maybe you should buy a set of dies and have a reamer ground to match. I think Ackley passed before the 338 Lapua came about.
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    Unread 01-24-2013, 09:07 AM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    Looking to get more info on your thoughts on which 338 Lapua Improved version you want to go with. Also, why you don't want to go the custom die route? They don't cost much more than a type S die set from Redding.
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    Unread 01-24-2013, 09:19 AM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    I have a 30-338 AI. Reamer and die set. Pm if you are interested...
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    Unread 01-24-2013, 09:20 AM
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    Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

    What's wrong with the regular 338 Lapua? It is not worth it to me to do all the fireforming and crap for what 100 fps maybe? The regular Lapua is an amazing cartridge.
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