Originally Posted by TheHunt
I have been searching on this site and reading. I have not seen what I am looking for…
I am a hand loader and have 7 mm Mag in Remington and an 1971 7mm Mag Mauser 98 that I inherited (Do not shoot) and a 270 Remington.
I am looking for a 338 because of the bullet choices and size. I have read that the 338 RUM is a cheap 338 Lapua. The 7 mm Mag loves the 150 grain bullets I feed it. I am looking for a rifle that can use heavier sized bullets.
I am looking at the 338 RUM because I can get it for fewer than 900 dollars. So what is bad about the Remington 338 RUM? I can not find the 338 RUM in SS Sendero…
Can I use the 338 RUM and shoot out to 600 yards with hunting accuracy? If I had 3000 dollars I would have an Edge built or buy a Sako Lapua…
I guess I am looking for opinions.
Find a good used Sendero in 300 RUM or 7mm RUM and have a good smith screw a
custom barrel chambered in 338 RUM and your ready to go for around $1400 or $1500
Nothing else has to be done to the rifle except a good bedding job to have a real shooter.
I would go with a #7 tapered Lilja stainless 27" long (finished length of a 28" blank).
I use 225 and 250gr accubonds in mine and can shoot out to 1100 yards and have
1500 ft/lbs of energy at POI.
I have no need for a muzzel break because of the heavy barrel .
In my opinion the 338 RUM is a great cartrige and reloading is strait forward and inexpensive.
J E CUSTOM