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Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

 
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Old 07-25-2009, 10:29 PM
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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.

Ditto......someone else can tell you why......
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:40 AM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

Do a search on the Edge. I think you will find that Shawn has shown that the seating depth issue doesn't demand seating out to 4.000. Also optimal velocity is approx. 2800fps, not 2900. I believe that will require an Improved Lapua case. The extra cost of brass, dies and action work on the Remington action for use with the Lapua or the 378 Wby case make you a candidate for a custom action, ie. Stiller, Lawton. Surgeon, or Pierce. If that extra 100fps is worth it, then why not go all out to an extra 300+ and just talk to Kirby about how to get that.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:49 AM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

Thanks everyone for all of the replies. Given the cost (as stated) of a Lapua improved, especially the dies, I think I am going to do an Edge. I can buy a lot of brass, bullets and powder with the money I save.

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Old 07-26-2009, 03:02 PM
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Thanks everyone for all of the replies. Given the cost (as stated) of a Lapua improved, especially the dies, I think I am going to do an Edge. I can buy a lot of brass, bullets and powder with the money I save.

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Talk to Kirby about the .338 Ultra Maxx, it's based on his 270 Allen I'm running the 300 SMK at 2960 fps with mine.

PS I'm running a stainless action as well.
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Old 07-26-2009, 03:44 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

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Thanks everyone for all of the replies. Given the cost (as stated) of a Lapua improved, especially the dies, I think I am going to do an Edge. I can buy a lot of brass, bullets and powder with the money I save.

Thanks.

With the loading data available, ease of getting brass and the phenominal accuracy potential, there is no doubt that you will not be dissapointed.

The trend around here is that guys are getting 1.5ish inch groups at 700-735 yards with the 338 EDGE and 300 grain SMK's fueled by H1000. Not every group obviously, but the best ones are phenominal. It gives you some insight into the potential of the cartridge.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:52 PM
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Talk to Kirby about the .338 Ultra Maxx, it's based on his 270 Allen I'm running the 300 SMK at 2960 fps with mine.

PS I'm running a stainless action as well.
That's smokin. How's your case life at those velocities....not meaning to hijack the thread, but this very well may answer the original posters question.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:32 PM
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Re: Baddest .338 on a 700 Action

Four and five reloads so far. but those velocities are with a 30" barrel. also the barrel was treated with guns juice before it was ever fired, don't really know if it made a difference or not.
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