Originally Posted by redneckclimbing
Is there any way to know if the amounts of the different powders you ran will actually fit in the case? Also, if it is not too much trouble could you run Hodgdon 4831sc through there, I would appreciate it.
Sure--I'll run Quickload for your case, Travis. What dimensions do you want me to run on the following list (SAAMI or modified) so I can get the best results? 180 gr. Bergers, right?
1. Shoulder angle.
2. Shoulder pushback.
3. Body taper.
4. Case trim length.
We've talked about changing some or all of these from SAAMI 7mm SAUM in this thread. Trim length doesn't really affect the results but I'd like to have it so I can play with seating depth with various bullets, if desired.
I got a deal on a NIB Winchester Ultimate Shadow in 338 Mag on AuctionArms. It should arrive at my FFL any day, but I'm moving and won't have much time to work on it for several months and probably won't even have it ready for this year's hunting season (which will also probably be a miss for me:(). I don't care about the ugly stock because I plan to put a McMillan on it--probably an A3, but now I wish I'd taken a close look at the M401A1 (HTG) and A1-3 at this year's SHOT show too. I'm happy with my two other Krieger barrels and will probably go that route again in 28 inches.
Now that I have the action that I wanted ("push-controlled" round feed "Classic") but in long action, I won't be hurting for mag length. I just snagged two 10-rd 300 Win Mag AICS mags when they popped-up on Midway for only a few hours off of backorder. I also just ordered the CDI bottom metal and a modified 5-rounder 338 Lapua mag for hunting and to use as a template to modify my 10-rd mags (as suggested by Jeff at CDI). Hopefully, I can get both 5-rd and 10-rd long magnum mags to feed 7mm SAUM!
So I'm not quite set yet but I'm on my way! By the time I shoot this project, my family and I will be in N. ID. or MT. I quit my day job, started a business and we're getting out of the city!