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Which 338 lapua improved?

 
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Old 01-24-2013, 01:02 PM
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Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

For me, the AI is more about case life and some possible savings from throat erosion (steep angled shoulder). Any increase in velocity is just icing on the cake. I truely believe the AI is a better design. The typical military design, which most of our hunting calibers come from, is all about ease of extraction in the field and not about efficiency or case life.
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:53 PM
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Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

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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.
I just figured they would cost a buch. I guess i will get back with my gunsmith and ask him what he thinks i sould do.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:51 PM
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Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

lilryan,

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Old 01-24-2013, 06:49 PM
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Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

The 110 fcp action is more than strong enough for a 338 lapua
or larger cal... I own three 110,s ...in 338 lapua and love and
trust the savage action.
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Old 01-24-2013, 07:59 PM
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The 110 fcp action is more than strong enough for a 338 lapua
or larger cal... I own three 110,s ...in 338 lapua and love and
trust the savage action.
i have heard good things about it. i havent heard of anyone blowing one up
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:03 PM
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:24 PM
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Re: Which 338 lapua improved?

I have a 338 AI and runs 300s at 2970 very comfortably.

However, consider the $ for rechambering a "factory barrel"

IF you want to do it. Go to Dave Kiff at PTG and order the Speedy AI reamer $140. That way you can get a set of dies made that will match this chamber and the next chamber as you will own the reamer.

I have Neil Jones dies that are the top of the line $375. However, Forester and Hornady can make custum AI dies also. Just how long it will take is another question.

Rechamber the barrel, break in for 20 shots, super clean and then send the barrel off to be melonited. Cost is $100 with shipping and you will get 2-4x barrel life.
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