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Unread 12-29-2012, 03:55 PM
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Re: savage 338 lapua

the sticky bolt is because of too hot of loads for that gun...these savages only work at reduced loads...simple as that

and yes...even using factory loaded ammo

it really sucks
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

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    the sticky bolt is because of too hot of loads for that gun...these savages only work at reduced loads...simple as that

    and yes...even using factory loaded ammo

    it really sucks
    Why are they doing it? Headspace? Anyone scoped a chamber?
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

    A 300 grain 2650-2700 FPS load? that sucks. I had a chance to look at his brass, no scratches from chamber during extraction.
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

    That's funny, I've had many, many savages in my 58 years and this is the first.

    My 338 EDGE has been as high as 2890 with 300 grain and nothing like that!
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

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    A 300 grain 2650-2700 FPS load? that sucks. I had a chance to look at his brass, no scratches from chamber during extraction.
    a 2625fps with the 300 is max in mine
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

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    a 2625fps with the 300 is max in mine
    Thanks for the info, any insight as to what is causing it.
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    Re: savage 338 lapua

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    That's funny, I've had many, many savages in my 58 years and this is the first.

    My 338 EDGE has been as high as 2890 with 300 grain and nothing like that!
    Had mine at 3150...ONCE...TASTED LIKE COPPER. Mine will run 3k but primer pockets are 1-3 loads and gone. Im hoping this new brass from bertram might give us a 3k edge reliably. My 4th edge barrel is the same as all my others at 2850 with 30" length and 94.7 of tumbo so these lapuas have some sort of issue. Id like to measure a chamber etc. Hell you might even give it a hair MORE headspace or something if its both sticking cases AND has horrible velocity. Savage may be keeping headspace short for reasons unknown to us. I sure wouldnt be happy with a 2600 lapua when theres 250 sittin there with an ultramag junk case.
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