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Old 10-03-2006, 01:11 PM
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Update on my .338 RUM Project

Not sure if anyone cares but here's the latest update on my project: It looks like I'm about to trade my CZ550 in .30-06 for a Remington 700 LSS in .375 RUM.

I have consulted with my gunsmith buddy who is a competitive shooter and who has experience at building precision rifles. He's a bona fide smith who builds his own precision rifles which I have personally seen and shot so I know his work is good. Assuming the trade goes through, we're going to take the action from this Remington, true it, then install a high-quality .338 RUM barrel on it. I'd like to think that I'm a "real man" but I will definitely be putting a brake on it!

He's trying to convince me to go with a #5 contour but I'm thinking #6 or maybe even a #7. After all, I'm not planning on humping this thing for miles and miles. This is going to be a long canyon and ridge hunting rifle. What are your thoughts on this?

Not sure if I'm going to keep the laminated stock or go with something else. H.S. Precision? McMillan? Try to figure out if I can make an AICS work? I love the AICS on my .308 but I don't think the magazine set up would work at all for the .338 RUM even with the long action chassis. Not sure on the stock yet.

So much for the "budget build." Still, I'm only paying actual cost on parts and I'm getting a discount on labor because the smith is my friend and because we shoot together. So I can't complain there.

Thank you to everyone who has replied and offered guidance. If you care, I'll keep you updated on this project. If not, I won't. Don't wanna be a pest.

Doug
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Old 10-03-2006, 01:33 PM
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Re: Update on my .338 RUM Project

Doug for what its worth this is what the LSS looks like with a #7 fluted barrel.

The #7 contour doesn't leave much wood on the sides of the barrel channel area on the factory LSS stock.

This rig is 12 1/2 lbs with all of the stuff in the picture.
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Old 10-03-2006, 02:29 PM
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Re: Update on my .338 RUM Project

Doug,

I have no personal experience, but the word over at snipers hide, where they are quite familiar with the AICS platform, is that neither the 300WM nor the 338 Laupa magazines will feed the 338 RUM properly. Anyone with differing first hand experience feel free to contradict.

As for the contour, I always end up carrying my rifles farther than I expect. At this point, I would personally be inclined to go with your buddy's recomendation, especially because a #5 isn't exactly thin either.

I can't speak for everyone, but as for me, I really like seeing detailed builds and updates on the board. Just don't forget the pics!
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Old 10-03-2006, 06:20 PM
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Re: Update on my .338 RUM Project

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Doug for what its worth this is what the LSS looks like with a #7 fluted barrel.

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Good Lord! How long is that barrel?

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Old 10-05-2006, 05:18 AM
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Re: Update on my .338 RUM Project

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Good Lord! How long is that barrel?



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30" without the brake.
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Old 12-16-2012, 03:40 PM
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Re: .338 RUM Project On a Budget?

FWIW there was a guy selling just the Savage actions for +/- 350 for the LA. You could start there.

My future build will be a Savage action with a Krieger #7 at 30" with a Mcree stock. NF scope. Still on the fence about the reticle. If it shoots like my Remy 300 WM I might just sell the WM.
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