Re: Whats the best rifle for building a 338LM on?
The 700 IS capable of handling the .338 Lap. I am currently shooting a wildcat based on the .338 Lap (.338 Lapua necked to 7mm) and I have had GREAT luck so far. It was a considerable amount of work, but definitely worth it. The bolt face has to be opened WAY up and Sako has an extractor for the 338 that you can use in the 700. The only other problem I had was that, whereas, the case fits in the magazine, it is too big to fit up through the bottom of the receiver and be fed into the chamber. This, of course, can be remedied by opening the lower end up a little wider. All said and done, it's a good action to build a 338 on. Though, I think a Mark V would probably be a better choice if you are not willing to do the extra work!