Re: Pushing a .338 as fast as possible
I was thinking of keeping the case base and case the same as it is and just neck it on down to the 338 diameter if the 408 did not pan out. I would already have the action.
A larger action would be needed to do it this way but, your idea of rebating the case base to the 416 Rigby, 378 Weatherby base diameter would certainly work too and does have merit.
I just hate rebating cases by lathe turning and adding more procedures to my loading process. I did that with a Hart action (standard Mag) and rebated the 378 Weathertby case so it would work.
Concerning the other thread,
I feel the same as you about the 30/378 Weatherby after having 2 or 3 of them. There are many 30 Cal wildcats such as the 308 Baer, 30 Goodling, 308 DC Super IMP and the 300 RUM that are right there with the 30/378 Weatherby in every aspect. Much cheaper to shoot and longer barrel life too.
For the other poster on the other thread, I would just jump on the 408 and get to it, unless it was my first LR rifle.
It would probably not be a 30/378 though.
Maybe just a 300 Weatherby or 300 Winchester Mag with at least a 30" barrel hanging on it?
Take Care Dantec and good shooting
[ 08-15-2002: Message edited by: Darryl Cassel ]