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Old 01-04-2004, 02:16 PM
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338 Lapua in a Savage?

Do you guys think the Savage Long Action can hadle a 338 Lapua??
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Old 01-04-2004, 05:01 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

I'm told that Sierra uses that same action to test it and is stated in their new manual, I believe Kidcoltoutlaw was the one that called them and verified it too. They said they use 5 action for testing, switch barrel makes it a simple deal. The action is plenty strong. Someone was selling Savage barrels in 338 Lapua, might have been Sharp Shooters Supply? They do all Savage... You might call them, or Sierra and ask what they did for the appropriate size bolthead when using the 338 Lapua.

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Old 01-04-2004, 05:45 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

The savage actions are tough as nails and are more than suitable for the 338 laupa. I just had Kevin Rayhill in Nebraska build me a 30-338 laupa with 35 degree sholder on a savage action with a 30 in tensioned barrel. it shoots great. Kevin with sell you a chambered bision barrel put on your gun with a accuracy gaurntee for around $269 with out a brake. His number is 1-308-432-5114. If you have any questions just e-mail me. Thanks Reed
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

Reed,
Is he making the barrels? Never heard of Bison barrels?

Does he make the matching dies for his 30-338 Lapua also?
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

i had a bison barrel on a 7stw it shot really well but fouled really bad-thatwas quite a few years ago so i dont know about quality know-my-2-dave
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Old 01-05-2004, 10:38 PM
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

The bision barrels are made in Nebraska. If you look at the thousand yard shoots you will find a few bision barrels. I have 4 bision barrels and they all shoot great. I have never had a problem with any of them coppering. My 22-250ack 1-8 twist has 2000 rounds through it and still shoots great. Kevin has the reamer and can get you the dies. My gun with the 30 inch barrel is a screamer I can shoot the 150 hornady interbond with 101.0 IMR 7828 at 3865 FPS no bull. I shot a doe at 200 yards with it this year and took out the rib cage as a exit hole. This is the best killing cartidge I have used. Kevin also makes a 7mm of of the 338 laupa. The brass with the 7mm laupa is just harder to make. Speed kills thats why I made my 30 lapua, but it still shoots. Thanks Reed [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: 338 Lapua in a Savage?

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Speed Kills. Yep. Gotta have accuracy and precision placement though. And watch those lighter bullets. You might get a bullet failure by trying to run up the speed too fast. Besides the lighter bullets just don't hold out as well as the heavier ones once you reach mid range(600 yards) and beyond.
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