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Old 12-06-2013, 08:05 PM
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largest long action cartridge

Looking at building a rem 700 long action and wanting to choose the biggest or best cartridge in long range energy. I already have a 300rum so im thinking 338? It will be a factory 700 action single shot. Can a 30-06 bolt be opened to a magnum bolt face size? I will be reloading so factory ammo is no concern, but not so sure about custom dies for some wildcat. Thanks for any ideas.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:02 PM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

416 Rigby.
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Old 12-06-2013, 09:22 PM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

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416 Rigby.
Yeah, but bullet selection is the pits.

It's only beginning to get good in 338. 375 would be something to think about also.

W/the Remmy action a RUM in either cal would be about all you need.

Or go really wild and neck the 416 to 6.5 and stick w/ball powders. . .

Heck, the world is a play ground. May as well play a bit.
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:18 PM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

I do like some of the high bc's of the .416. I'm sure bullet selection with only continue grow. What about the bolt? Can it be opened up or what would have to be done.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:19 AM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

It can be opened up but not advisable. Better buy Stillar Tac 338 action or stick with .535 bolt face.

416 Rigby rim dia is .590
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:16 AM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

338 ULTRA MAG if you do not hand load.

338 EDGE if you do.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: largest long action cartridge

you already have it ! the 300 RUM ! just run 215 - 230 gr Berger or 240 Sierra MK bullets !

want more ? 338 Edge and 300gr Berger or Sierra MK bullets...

even more ? 375 RUM and 330 gr Cutting Edge bullets !

if you want more than what those 3 can offer you have to step up to the 338 Lapua Improved wildcats or the 378 WBY and it's skinnier brothers (caliber) same case
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