I've been lurking here for a long while and I have posted a litle bit here and there. I've done some good stuff with my .308 and I'll be hunting elk again this year with my new .300 WM. The thing is, I'd really like to try a .338 RUM for true long range hunting next year.
After spending so much on my .308 and .300 projects, this one will have to be done on a budget. I'm thinking about going with a Savage platform so I can do a lot of the work myself. Check out this thread: Another Guy's .338 RUM Project From 2004
I called Savage today and talked with my gunsmith buddy and I wanted to run this down to you experienced guys here to make sure I'm on the right track.
My understanding thus far is that I need to get a Savage action from a .300 RUM which will already have the right bolt head and magazine space for my project. Then, I can install my own .338 RUM barrel on it.
Am I correct in my belief that as long as I start with a Savage Ultra Mag action then I won't have to worry about any major modifications to go up to a .338 RUM?
Am I on the right track? Am I missing anything?
Any and all comments and help would be appreciated.