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Old 04-20-2007, 09:50 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Wow, this thread sure went South [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img], I just wanted to get a few thoughts on the Two and it went into something I didnt even want to try. Im not going to have a Lapua built on a SS Rem 700 action, never wanted to, never planned on it. Why dont you guys drop that part and argue over which is the better round instead [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img] thats the input I want.
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Old 04-20-2007, 10:08 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Hi Python go with the Edge it will do anything the Lapua will and with the Quality brass available it is as good. Also the rounds are better suited for feeding and you already have the action. Get a longer mag box fitted and load them to 3.900" long and you will be good to go. Shawn will have some detachable mags for them at an OAL of 3.900" in 4 and 8 round capacity so that is the best way to go in my opinion. The LApua case is realy over stated If remington was in first with the full length 338 Edge it would have made it a lot simpler as it will fit in more actions than the Lapua case. The factory LApua ammo is down loaded to a lower pressure where the FActory 338 Ultra is loaded higher so they basicaly equil themselves with factory ammo. The LApua ccan however be loaded to almost the exact performance as the 338 Edge can be. Look at using the 300gr Sierra in wich ever you chose. I have designed and improved 338 Edge basicly as i wanted to stay away from mthe Lapua case.

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Old 04-21-2007, 05:01 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Wild Bill
Thanks for the input, thats what I was expecting to hear. I think I will just go with the Edge and the 700 action, it already has badger ordinance knob & fluted bolt & sako extractor. It should work fine.
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Old 04-21-2007, 09:11 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

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Wild Bill
Thanks for the input, thats what I was expecting to hear. I think I will just go with the Edge and the 700 action, it already has badger ordinance knob & fluted bolt & sako extractor. It should work fine.

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Python the Action has already been done except for possibly squaring the front of the action and fit a thicker recoil lug and you should have a rifle that hammers. It should be just as good as a 338 Lapua on the other Rem Clones. As for your magazine either ger a 3.900" extended mag box fitted or fit the factory Rem Floor plate and wait until Shawn gets the Detachable mags in 4 and 8 shot in they will take a 3.900" OAL cartrige aswell. You will need the action to be relieved a bit to allow the mag's to work correctly if you dont have a gunsmith ready to do the work i would talk to Shawn. Also what stock are you going to use? I have an A5L from Joel Russo going on mine and they are awsome but if you dont like the full tacticle style he has a New Model that is a bit more like a Benckrest/Longrange Hunter. Talk to Joel as i believe the LAmi stocks are better that Composites.

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Old 04-22-2007, 12:19 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Bill
I still need to find a magazine box for the larger cartriges, this action I havw was a 300 win mag and will need a bit of work besides that too. I never really thought about the detachable mag before but that sounds like an idea for sure.
I have a McMillan A-5 stock already. I waited 6 months for it to get here but was worth the wait IMO. It was just a bit heavier then I expected it to be. I like how they molded my name into the barrel channel on it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] I have been thinking about getting one of those A5L's for a couple of my other guns though. they are much cheaper to buy then the Mcm's are. This is gonna be my first custom and I think its going to be a sweet gun when I get it all finished.
I dont really care about the resale factor going with the 700 action because Ive never sold a gun in my life, hell I still have rusty old BB guns from when I was a kid. I just keep stuffing them into the safes and hoping more will fit.
gotta go now, Im off to the local gun show with the kids
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Old 04-22-2007, 04:43 PM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?


The single stack longer detachable box magazines will work with the Lapua case as well......
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:47 AM
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Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua, which one?

Will if you dont use the Detachable mag you can get the Wyatt's mag box's from Brownells or speek to Shawn as he would have them in stock i believe he does not like or use the centre feed. The mags you want should be 3.900" long to take full advantage of the cartriges potential. I am going with the Detachable as it would allow the rifle to be used and unloaded fairly fast and be stronger than factory Rem Bottom Metal.

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