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Old 04-18-2007, 06:37 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Pythonwill, I would go with a 338 Lapua Mag and Improve the case. The improved 338 Lupa Mag will out perform the 338 Edge. You will be much happier with the 338 Lapua. You can get a Lawton 8000, 1.60 Dia. Action for $800.00. You will be much happier with an action of this quality. Good luck, and keep us informed.

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Old 04-18-2007, 09:51 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

I wasnt really concerned with the brass to be honest, I was just looking at perfomance. My buddy was saying how much better the Lapua was then the Edge and I didnt really know much about the Lapua so I thought I would ask the pro's and here I am [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] If I go with the Lapua I will have to get the new action and it will just be a little longer wait is all. I just want to have it ready by this time next year for spring bear season so I should have plenty of time to get an action if I go that route.
I think Kirby told me that he would build a Edge on the SS action but he didnt want to build the Lapua on a SS Rem 700 action. I already knew that & thats why I was going with a custom action if I went with the Lapua.
Thanks for the input, now I just need to know what the difference in ballistics is for the Two
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

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Now the Lapua certainly needs a different action which will cost more, but not really when you factor the money spent tricking out a 700. Plus the custom will be worth what you paid for it and will not lose 50% of its value the moment you leave the gunsmiths door. BH

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Lapua's can be and are being built on Rem 700 actions....... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

WoW! $800 for an 8000 receiver? can I get them through you?
On their web site it says $1100.I do get a discount as a smith, but no-where near the $800. I am guessing you meant the 7500 as that one is $775 plus shipping ($22)
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The 338 will a little more powder than the 338 Edge about 6 grains or so, The 338 Edge will feed from the Remington factory magazine,thus making it possiable to untilize the Wyatts longer magazine box of 3.9". The Lapua will not feed execpt with a single stack detachable magazine such as the Badger with a lenght of 3.64"or so... The Lawton and Surgeon actions or set up for the detatchable box magazines and this is how the 700 actions have to be set up as well...
Nosler is making 300 RUM brass and it is of good quality, probabley not as good as the Lapua brass..... I went with the Lapua and Shawn Carlock is doing the work and I am useing the M-700 action......... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Lapua's can be and are being built on Rem 700 actions.......

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You are correct, questionable stuff is done all the time. Sometimes it is all right, other times boo boo happens. How much is your face and eyes worth?

Read this article from Dan Lilja on large cartridges in 700 actions. Now he has a lot of experience and testing to back up his claims.

http://www.riflebarrels.com/articles...700_action.htm

Now to put this in perspective the Lapua is only .004 less in case body diameter than the two cartidges Dan is talking about.

Now Jerry Stillers TAC 338 and Predator Etreme are built for the 338 Lapua and are $875. Both are worth $875 when you leave the gunshop and not $400 like your 700 is after you have $1000 into the action and modifications.

Do what you want, but doubt you can factually say that it is "safe" or even highly advised, only your butt has not been blown up yet. Nor does it mean that it is even smart or cost effective.



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I have read that article before. Remington had M-700 338 Lapua at the Vegas shot.Shawn Carlock is building mine and it is not his first..............
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