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Old 01-21-2008, 08:30 PM
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no fireforming 338

I'm thinking about my next project and I've decided on a 338. Now the question is.

What is the largest cased 338 available with out fireforming.

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Do you mean that you don't want to fireform and/or form cases from other brass? And does it have to be a factory loaded round?
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No problem forming cases from other.. but prefer necking down or such.. but not fireforming.
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No problem forming cases from other.. but prefer necking down or such.. but not fireforming.
Well, you can neck anything down from a 50 bmg to a 35 whelen. Just depends on what bullet at what speed do you want?
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would like to try to avaoid anything to wild.. Thinking of shooting the 265gr Wildcat AT bullets.. thinking of 338-378. Ussually I do a comparison on AmmoGuide is now... "Interactive"! but i let my subscription lapse..

OK.. what is the biggest 338 that will fit in a Rem 700????

If I was to go with a custom action is there a version of the 338-408 cheytac that doesn't involve fireforming???
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OK.. what is the biggest 338 that will fit in a Rem 700????

is the a version of the 330-408 cheytac that doesn't involve fireforming???
I think fiftydriver said he got the 338 lapua to fit into the 700 box magazine but I could be wrong.
The 408 cheytac would definitely not fit into the 700! And it is what I would call pretty radical.
There is a version that doesn't involve fireforming. You can design anything you want if you are ok with designing and paying $200 for a reamer. It is a good idea to have your own reamer made even if you're not doing something radical in my opinion.

You might look real serious into a 338 edge or a 338 ultra mag. Great rounds without a lot of fuss.
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Thanks.. I've got some thinking to do..
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