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Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

 
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:09 PM
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Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

I just received a 7 RUM Sendero from a friend who has completely shot the barrel out and no longer has a use for it.

I want to rebarrel in a 338 of some sort that will give me maximum performance while being able to use this action and stock and keep it a repeater with a Wyatt's magazine.

I've read lots on the Edge and Lapua/Lapua Improved. I've heard of a 338 Tejas and other improved versions on the RUM case.

Thoughts?

Thanks a lot for any info.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:15 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

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I just received a 7 RUM Sendero from a friend who has completely shot the barrel out and no longer has a use for it.

I want to rebarrel in a 338 of some sort that will give me maximum performance while being able to use this action and stock and keep it a repeater with a Wyatt's magazine.

I've read lots on the Edge and Lapua/Lapua Improved. I've heard of a 338 Tejas and other improved versions on the RUM case.

Thoughts?

Thanks a lot for any info.
The Lapua case is a bit much for the 700. The Edge is very proven with H1000 and 300 SMK's. You will save ALOT of barrel life by loading 300 SMK's and starting at 87 grains or so and working up. You WILL find a sweet spot shortly after.
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Old 07-24-2009, 08:31 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

If you go with a .338RUM or Edge you won't have to change anything but the barrel.
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:45 AM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

If I get the 4.000" mag box from Wyatt and seat the bullet "shallow" so the OAL is longer, will this make up some velocity on the Edge? I'd like to get close to 2900 fps with a 28" barrel and the 300 SMK's.

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Old 07-25-2009, 01:46 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

just get the 378 wby case, that's the biggest you can go with the 700. Lapua's can also be built. hope you have a crome moly action. if not i'd stay with the rum case.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:54 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

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just get the 378 wby case, that's the biggest you can go with the 700. Lapua's can also be built. hope you have a crome moly action. if not i'd stay with the rum case.
It's a SS action.
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

338 Edge, 338 Norma, 338 Lapua.
It's that simple. Take your pic.
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