I been talking to Andy at Ad arms great guy .
He was asking me how I intend to shoot it etc I told him prone position mostly
for target hooting. he recommended a heavy palma for a lighter muzzle over a cylinder barrel so it will balance better on the bipod . I like pacnors heavy palma the best because it tapers once after the chamber to .925 and then its straight cylinder to the muzzle .925 see point b and c are the same PAC-NOR Barreling, Inc. - Barrel Contours
I had asked him about using a savage action but he says a big 338 really needs a large shank I got no problem with the 700. just I could have got a savage action for less money .