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I just bought a Rem 700 LSS LH for my new elk gun when they are too far out for my 300 win mag to handle. Right now it is a 300 ultra,(anyone want a brand new .30 barrel?) but I'm going to turn it into either a 338 ultra improved, or a 338-300 ultra improved and throat it for the 225 Nosler Accubond. If I go the 338-300 ultra mag route, I would definetly need a longer magazine box so the Accubonds could be seated out farther. Tell me more about this Wyatt box. WOuld it fit on a Rem 700? Does it come with a follower? How much coin?
With the 338 Ultra improved, I wouldn't need a special box, but the version you are doing would have a little more horsepower. I can't decide! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
You wouldn't be renting out your reamer would you?! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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I think that the questions you ask are the same questions I've ask myself. I went with the 35 deg shoulder for one reason only and that to stop the growth of the brass in length. Trim once and never again! I do think that with a three groove barrel and the increased capacity with the 35deg shoulder more velocity would be possible over the .338 EDGE, but I wonder if that is as much of a benefit as it would seem on the surface? I do know that the REMINGTON action has to be modified to take that long of a box, just like the BAT will have to be modified. The max length the stock box allows is around 3.600" the Wyatt's box allows for a little over 4/10" more length. I don't think you would need that for the 225 grain Accubonds bullets., but I don't know. The neck on this necked-up RUM case looks none to long as it is so just how much you gain in the chase of the eroding throat by seating long it is just a guess with such a short neck. I would rent after I do a few barrels and dies first on the reamers., but that won't be anytime soon. The link I've sent is for the mag box and you will want to e-mail your questions to him. Best of luck with your project, I think it will make for a good long range hunting ctg. I would buy the best barrel blank you can afford for the project and do the Greenhill formula to figure the twist you need for that 225 grain bullet. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]