Re: opinions on 338Lapua / 700action
You are opening a nasty can of worms with this one!
However, I have proof that Remington themselves did 338 Lapuas but canned the project due to costs not because of safety! I have personally built over 20 338 Lapuas on Remmy actions, hell my wife shoots one of them! Several are back for rebarrel jobs, having several thousand rounds put on the first barrel. I built 6 in the last month and have 8 more on order right now.
For comparision, the mighty Nesika action and the HS action has the same diameter action, same diameter bolt, and same size lugs as a Remmy and they are used all the time for Lapuas. Hell the HS is a production rifle!!!
Take it for what it's worth.....but my answer is yes! And if you didn't want to do the Lapua, I would suggest a 300 RUM ackley improved and necked up to 338. Components (mainly brass) will be easier to find and cheaper than the Dakota.
[ 07-18-2004: Message edited by: chris matthews ]