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Old 10-12-2002, 03:19 PM
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Action for .338 Lapua

Maybe i can get a Remington mag. action in lefthand.
Is this strong enough for the .338 Lapua.
Anybody use this action on this cal.???
I'am not going to take any risk!
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Old 10-12-2002, 05:37 PM
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

The Remington action in my opinion dose not have enough meet in the bolt for a 338 Lapua you need one of the big custom actions.
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Old 10-12-2002, 06:12 PM
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

Check out Prairigun works as they have several actions that will ocomodate the 338 Lapua cartridge. two of which are the Timberwolf and LRT-2 actions. I think the M18 can be used too. Check them out
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:02 PM
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

Dan Lilja, Dave Tooley, Jim Borden and others say NOT to use the Rem 700. However... I have a friend that has shot several hundred rounds in one that has been a .338 Lapua Imp., has a 30" X 1.45 dia. barrel, Heavy 1000 yard bench gun. He also puts the bolt in another action with another barrel and fireforms his .338-416 Rigby Imp. brass for his Weatherby MkV hunting rifle. He fired the "fireform" barrel one time w/o the brake, by accident. It weighs about 7#, big ouch! I will use a Geske action or a Sako TRG-S for the big cases. The 700 works but I choose not to go there.
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Old 10-12-2002, 07:58 PM
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

Thanks for your answers.
Can't use Sako TRG-s I'am LEFTHAND [img]images/icons/frown.gif[/img]
I thougt so,maybe i buy the Rem.action and use for something else instead.
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Old 10-12-2002, 08:01 PM
 
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

Prairie gun works M18 works for the 338 Lapua. I order one a few months back and it should be finished in the next several weeks. I looked at the Timberwolf and the LRT-2, but I prefer a hunting stock and the M-18 is sized like a remington action so I could use it with a Mcmillian Remington Hunter Stock. Otherwise I would have had to use a tactical stock.

I'll post results when I get the completed rifle in November.
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Old 10-13-2002, 08:03 AM
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Re: Action for .338 Lapua

I'm having a 338 Lapua bult on a CZ550 action. The action comes from the factory in a 416 Rigby chambering so no problem. Don't know about a "Lefty" model.

George Gardner is building it for me, give him a call about a left hand version.
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