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How fat is the 338 Lapua magnum?

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Unread 01-12-2004, 09:42 PM
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How fat is the 338 Lapua magnum?

I mean compared to other common cartirdges?
I wonder why I have't heard more about wildcats based on a short fat Lapua mag. It would seem logical to me.Fat case, good brass. Maybe a 6.5 would work well.
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Unread 01-12-2004, 10:51 PM
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Re: How fat is the 338 Lapua magnum?

It's a .590 bolt face. WAY big for a 6.5 unless you shortened the thing to under 1.5". It's a ton of work and just isn't worth the hassle. (Been there done that)
If you have something that you disassemble and reassemble enough times, sooner or later, you'll have two!
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