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Savage 338 lapua to 338 lapua improved?

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Old 03-07-2014, 09:15 AM
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Savage 338 lapua to 338 lapua improved?

Has anyone out there taken a factory savage and have the barrel reamed out 338 improved? If so how did it work out? I am thinking about doing it. Not looking to push the limits just wanted the added bennies of longer brass life and a tad more speed.
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Old 03-07-2014, 09:41 AM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua to 338 lapua improved?

IMO, get a new barrel for it instead of reaming out the factory one. It is worth the extra $ in the end. Have you tried rl33 in yours yet? I got to 99 grains at 2832 fps in mine with the factory barrel.

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Old 06-12-2014, 08:59 PM
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Re: Savage 338 lapua to 338 lapua improved?

I'm contemplating the same thing. You can rent the reamer from 4dproducts.com. It looks fairly straight forward.
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