Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved
I'm not sure what the Lawtons are running these days. I recently talked with two different smiths about my 338LM Improved build and they both recommended the STiller Preditor Extreme or its tactical cousin, the TAC338.
The Stiller site shows them both at $875.00 retail including a .300 pinned recoil lug. Your smith may provide one to you for less than that....
You can always go to a Surgeon XL, which is built like a friggin tank, including integral scope rail and recoil lug. Costs more up front, but when you include the cost of the rail and the oversized lug, its about teh same as a custom action + the other parts as an extra.