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Old 04-19-2007, 06:05 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Sorry guys, I mad a mistake on the price of the 8000 action, 308NATE is right it cost about $1100. I was thinking about the 7500, its around $775 to $800.

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Old 04-20-2007, 07:54 AM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

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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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Hi no one said that you could not make a LApua on the REm action but that it was not advisable to use a stainless action and this is correct i would bet the actions on the 338 Lapua's would be Chrome Molly. I would also geus that the factory Rems with a Sako type extractor also have some other slight modifications to make them stronger as the price is very expensive and they are out of the Custom shop in the Military and Police Arm of the Company.

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Old 04-20-2007, 08:19 AM
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Guys, I know of several built on the M-700 action and I have talked to several gunsmith's that do not believe that thier is a problem as long as the work is done correctly.
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Guys, I know of several built on the M-700 action and I have talked to several gunsmith's that do not believe that thier is a problem as long as the work is done correctly

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Be sure and get a copy of the liability insurance policy from the gunsmiths that says no problem.

Still say it is stupid when a Stiller is available for the price it is, but then we would not have any candidates for the annual Darwin awards would we.

What are your eyes worth?

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I asked Shawn if thier was a problem and if so I would get a custom action and I was told not only by him,but Another smith that has converted serveral to 30-378 and 338-378 that when done correctly thier is no problem.
Who are you calling stupid,me are the smiths? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

No one is stupid until something bad happens. Until then, the answer is always, "It worked before/nothing bad happened the last time we did it?"

Yes, I have done too many of those things also and lived to tell about it (beer and tequila was normally involved though in my defense [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img])

Lets look at the money aspect. Does it makes sense to buy or not sell a 700 action for $325-350 and then pay $400-600 to have it upgraded and then have it worth $450 when it leaves the gunsmiths counter?

I will say that is stupid dollar wise to spend that much money to have a product that is worth 50% of what it cost you the day you leave the shop and then you have somthing that is questionably safe at best (Yea yea nothing bad has happened so far!) [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img]

Did all the smiths saying go for it provide you a copy of their liability policy if it is so safe, how they done any serious testing and published articles to show it is safe? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

Do you think that those considerations might/should be part of the equation?

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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?


[Quote] by Dan Lija
" But someone wanting to use a Remington could argue that the Weatherby MK 5 action has the same barrel thread size as the Remington. That's true but it doesn't change the fact that it is still marginal".

Notice the same as the Weatherby Mark 5 and how many decades has the Mark 5 been chambered for the 460,378,30/378.338/378, seems to be working. If you don't want a 700 don't use one,just don't take one mans opion and ingnore others as if there is only one side to the situation. You act as if this so marginal as to be unsafe and recless by the smiths that use 700 for the basis's to build a Lapua on. There are some big name smith;s that are doing so. I know your opion as well and you know mine....
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