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

 
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Old 06-12-2003, 07:25 AM
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

go savage, talk to fred moreo at sharpshooter supply
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Old 06-12-2003, 10:43 AM
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

The Savage action is fast becoming the Chev 350 of the shooting world. This is the only true modular action on the market today. If you are planing to try different case head sizes, the Savage will be the best choice.

If sticking to only one head size, the Rem700 is pretty tough to beat for aftermarket support. Custom actions or other commercial actions will fit in this category with varying degrees of support.

The least expensive actions are those based on the Mauser action (commercial or military). The P14 (magnum case) and P17 ('06 type case) actions are also great for building big boomers where a heavy/long action is desired. Cock on opening parts are cheap and the trigger can be tuned or changed for excellent single stage 2lb performance.

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

Can the model 70 be opened up to take the 338LM? Would like to have a wolf and some type of 338 best of both worlds I think.
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Old 06-16-2003, 02:58 PM
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Re: Best Platform for Switch Barrel Gun ...(same parent case, different caliber)?

S1- Pardon me for intruding on this line, but I noticed that you have done some work on Model 70s. I have a pre-64 in 300 H&H that I'm making a stock for and thinking about using it for an elk gun, probably in 300 Weatherby.

I have read somewhere in the distant past that the pre-64 is not good for anything hotter than factory loads in the H&H lengths because the lower recoil lug recess has been milled out in order to lengthen the magazine, which indeed it has. Do you have any comments about this? If I'm reading you right, you have used this action for the 338 Lapua, which should have even more bolt thrust.

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

I'm pretty sure S1 is gone on vacation.
The Lapua will have more thrust.
The mag cutout is forward of the feed ramp and isn't in the new ones?

There's definitely guys at Accurate reloading.com that could say if it's weaker if it's cut back under the lug abutment area farther than the new ones. http://www.serveroptions.com/ubb/ultimatebb.php
I know the Winchester LA can be modified into the H&H length Magnum action, so if that's what you have it's not a problem either.
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