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Old 06-10-2003, 09:54 PM
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Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

Any ideas as to what would be the easiest and most reasonable.

Say you were going to use a 338 LM or something else that can reach to 1000 and beyond. Not changing anything else but the barrel and scope.

Would like different views from some that may have done this already also.
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

I'm not sure if a Savage would handle a 338 LM, but from what I have been reading the Savages are one of the easiest actions for a switch barrel gun. With the right tools and gauges they claim its very easy to do. Savage even sells bolt faces and they are easy to change, so you could go from a non-magnum, to a magnum too.

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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

I have 3 switch barrel guns one is on a Remington, the recoil lug has been changed so the barrels can be taken off with a action wrench and a barrel vice in a couple minuets. The other 2 guns are custom actions one is glued into the stock the other is in a barrel block I take the barrel block out of the stock and scope off the action then clamp the barrel in a vice and take the action off and put the other barrel that has a block glued on it and put it on the action takes a little more time put can be done in less than 5 minuets it is also a different bolt face 338 LM to 308.
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

I built mine with both short and long range accuracy in mind. I've got a Nesika Bay model "L" with a .480 bolt face and pinned recoil lug. The barrels are a Shilen HV in 6PPC and a Lilja 6.5 X .284 Shehane. I don't change scopes though, I've got a Nightforce 12-42X on a Nesika 20 moa tapered base. This allows me to get on at 100 with the PPC and 1,000 with the 6.5mm and still have elevation left. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

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I am building my switch barrel gun in 300 Gonzo and 300 wade express Using the 338 Lapua case. it is built off the Jerry Stiller python action, jewell trigger shahane tracker thumb hole stock with a 32" kregier barrel and a 34" Lijia barrel. putting a brake on 300 Gonzo from the gun smith I am using and going to have S1 Put one of his brakes on the big boy. Will keep you posted as these events unroll. Keep In mind S1 it won't be long.
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

Thanks for the input. Are all of those going to be single shot?

S1 what would you use if one was to be a 30 wolf?
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