Originally Posted by tacsniper0888
Because I bought a replacement one piece fluted bolt from Dave Kiff out at PT&G with a magnum bolt face for the win mag before I decided to rebarrel and I can't send it back. Plus all my brass and dies are win mag. If I can use the same bolt I would love to do that as that mimics the ballistics of the .338 Lapua the best! Any suggestions guys? And so far lilja has the vote. Keep the info coming guys. Thanks.
The 338 Ultra uses the same bolt head as the 338 Win as the RUM is a rebated rim cartridge. I can't say anything good or bad about Lilja as I've never used one. I have used & still have Shilen (2x), Krieger & Obermeyer (2x). If you intend to go with factory flutes, that should disqualify Shilen (obviously) as well as Obermeyer. Don't get me wrong, Boots invented 5R! He makes a damn fine barrel however, his fluting isn't what I would call top shelf
Hope that helps to muddy the waters a little