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Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

 
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:40 AM
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Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

What are some actions that can handle this round? If I have to go custom, I was thinking the Lawton 8500. Just wondering if there is anything more cost effective.

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Old 12-28-2008, 10:49 AM
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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.

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Old 12-28-2008, 11:09 AM
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Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

Mine are built on a Python, Super Predator-no picatinny and a Mark V. The big Predator is the way to go for a repeater imho.
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Old 12-30-2008, 09:17 PM
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Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

What does the Stiller or Lawton weith compared to 700 LA?

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:29 PM
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Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

Hi Spanners,
Dunno what theyre worth over your neck of the woods but these are something else!
Have a look at mine in the gun photo (Barnard 338 LM)section and even on youtube having a mud bath!
They are only single shot in the PL but Im pretty sure that a repeater version is coming soon

www.barnard.co.nz

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:33 PM
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Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

Mine is on a Stainless Mark V and cycles great both loaded and empty cases. The Weatherby does not need much modification and is a strong action too.

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Old 12-30-2008, 11:34 PM
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Re: Action recommendation for 338 Lapua Improved

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Hi Spanners,
Dunno what theyre worth over your neck of the woods but these are something else!
Have a look at mine in the gun photo (Barnard 338 LM)section and even on youtube having a mud bath!
They are only single shot in the PL but Im pretty sure that a repeater version is coming soon

www.barnard.co.nz

Regards 300WSMAD

Hiya.
My neck of the woods is the same as yours
I have considered the Barnard, but they are HEAVY! :(
I'm really wanting something with a Rem pattern.. and without the weight...
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