yeah the $ is the only reason I havn't built a 338 lapua yet...yet....
I know there are some SS Rem 700 SA actions out there, bet if you looked hard enough you'd find an action from a Rem. SAUM
The 338WSM would fall just a hair short of the 338win mag perfromance but not buy a whole lot.. just like the 300WSM falls just short of the 300WSM performance but your doing really well to 500yards!!! And that falls withing your 300 yard requirement.
you mentioned light and smaller rifle.... well the SA needs to be considered.. sorry for the confusion... ok no I am not....hehehe [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
Chris Matthews has built me several WSM's on a Rem SA he has it down to a science email@example.com
have fun with your re-thinking... hell that IS half the fun right... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]