Hi folks, Ive finelly put enough rounds down my stock Savage barrel (about 1500) that I'm having to seat bullets way out beyond the allowable magazine length. If I dont seat the bullets right up close to the rifling lands the accuracy is seriouslly deminished. I shoot only 300 grain lapua Scenars in front of Lapua brass using Vhita Vuori N-570 at about 2675 fps. The rifle is still sub MOA at 1500 yards but I'm having to seat bullets out to far and I really like to use the magazine.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I'm leaning twards a Pac-Nor 3 groove 1 in 9'' twist, 26" barrel and putting the savage muzzle break back on the new barrel. I'm considering going a little longer so I can cut the barrel down an inch or two next time this happens. I'm also thinking of shortening the free-bore a little to prepare for this in the future. If anyone has been through this with this gun or another 338 Lapua Mag. I would appreciate any advice.