Jhuskey Thats to bad about Rusty. If you see him tell him hello from Rae and I. I've got a 338 Lapua on a rem 700 LA. Get 1 in the tub and 2 in the mag with the A4 stock. With badger base and rings and a Mark 4 16X you should be able to get to 1600 yds and 1800 yds with mill holdoffs if thats any help to you.
Jhuskey I've got some data on the 300 SMK on glass, cars, and light trucks. I can email you or you can call me on that. But the 388 Lapua has a lot of power for LE work. And you would need a very good backstop for its work in a hostage shootout.
the 300 mentioned earlier with the 26" barrel was built specifically for a work barrier rifle, for 190 Fed GMM, and for when we go to the airport.
I'd be afraid to take the 338 for either, although there are a couple of agencies in the state that bought Barretts. (status symbol versus reality-jmho). Will eventually get the information from you though, Thanks.
I, personally, have used my .338 Lapua Mag out to 1500yds successfully. If you are a police sniper, then you should be very familiar with the .338. It was issued to us for a short while that I was in the Marine Corps to test out and see how much of our abuse it could take. The M700 is a fine action for the .338 Lap and I use one myself. My bbl is a 34" Pac-Nor SuperMatch, action M700, Sako Extractor, blueprinted action, pillar bed job all set in a tactical stock. I have LOVED it thus far. I became addicted to the Rem actions in the Marines as our tactical weapons of choice (M40A1) was a Rem action and it was always faithful! Just my two cents.
Anybody here verify that there is absolutely no difference between Remington 700 actions, those chambered for 7mm/300 Winchester magnum and those chambered for 300RUM/338RUM?
Looking at one engraved 300RUM here in local store and one 300WM, I can't tell any difference between the two actions, and if they are the same, this simplifies my plans.
Thanks in advance,