Can it be done, and how difficult is it going to be. Yes, it will be single shot, with a 30" pac nor barrel and a brake, warne tactical base and rings. is there anybody that offers a bolt face opened to super mag? would the .338rum or .338/300 be a better idea? yes this is going to be used over the 1200 yard mark. shot for fun to about 2k, hunting elk and such as far as I still have the required energy. anybody done it? any thoughts?
I've seen it done once and this is what I remember about it.
It needs to be built on a RUM action with the larger barrel shank, 1.125" I believe and have the bolt head opened up to handle the larger case.
Also you don't use the barrel nut setup, instead the barrel is installed like a Remington.
Hope this helps, I'm sure someone else will probably chime in with more specific info.
Wayne aka WAMBO
To answer your question I know at one time Sharp Shooters Supply carried the bolt head for the 338 Lapua. Have not checked lately to see if they still do.
I am a big fan of the 338 Lapua but in a standard bolt action (Savage Rem. or whatever) I would go with the 338 Edge or 338 RUM. The main advanage of the Lapua is better quaity brass but that also comes at a price, more expensive.
I am thinking of doing the same, I have a savage long action, and was told it can be done, a repeater costs a lot more to build, but a single shot would be a lot easier and cheaper, i may go the single shot route...
I was looking at ballistics for the 300 grn smk, and see that it might be near 100 moa for a 2000 yard hit from a 100 yd zero, and was wondering how people are doing it, special bases? i know the 20 moa are easy to find for a savage, but that is a lot of elevation, how would one go about doing this?
I have had numerous people tell me that the 7mm wsm is the way to go, but i will hunt something big sooner or later with it