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Old 04-09-2009, 07:23 PM
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I would not be concerned with the small shank, what I would suggest is to have the barrel fit to the action without the nut. That way your using a full 1.250 dia barrel shank. The thread tennon dia on a small shank is near identical to a remington. 1.055-1.060" and with the savage having a 20 pitch thread there is still more "meat" around the chamber. This negates the weak link which I feel is the nut.

As far as cartiges to feed a short action mag, and reach out to 1000.

Of the 3 wsms, I would choose the 7wsm with a high bc bullet. If you can shoot it really well you should be able to hunt long range.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:16 PM
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I would not be concerned with the small shank, what I would suggest is to have the barrel fit to the action without the nut. That way your using a full 1.250 dia barrel shank. The thread tennon dia on a small shank is near identical to a remington. 1.055-1.060" and with the savage having a 20 pitch thread there is still more "meat" around the chamber. This negates the weak link which I feel is the nut.

As far as cartiges to feed a short action mag, and reach out to 1000.

Of the 3 wsms, I would choose the 7wsm with a high bc bullet. If you can shoot it really well you should be able to hunt long range.
He already has the 7mmWSM.

He was asking about feeding the 338/300 in a short action detach mag.
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Old 04-09-2009, 11:17 PM
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I think I'm going to go with another 7wsm or maybe a 7mm 300wsm, but I already have the dies for the 7wsm and the brass from winchester seems pretty good. We'll see.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:26 AM
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One more question. I'm just trying to make sense of this. I had a rem 700 338 edge ai and it had the same barrel dia as a savage small shank 1.0625".

The lock nut on the savagae only stretches the threads so the barrel can't come loose from the action. Savage also uses a finer thread which will allow more thread contact and a little more material compared to the rem action right?

So my question is if a rem aciton is holding up to RUM and even the 338 lapua why can't a savage small shank handle the RUM loads? They both have the same amount of material right?
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Old 04-11-2009, 01:35 PM
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One more question. I'm just trying to make sense of this. I had a rem 700 338 edge ai and it had the same barrel dia as a savage small shank 1.0625".

The lock nut on the savagae only stretches the threads so the barrel can't come loose from the action. Savage also uses a finer thread which will allow more thread contact and a little more material compared to the rem action right?

So my question is if a rem aciton is holding up to RUM and even the 338 lapua why can't a savage small shank handle the RUM loads? They both have the same amount of material right?
Most will say that the nut does not provide as much strength as the shoulder of the Rem barrel. I would agree, but not enough to prevent me from putting a RUM barrel on my Savage.

I will agree that the Lapua is big enough that it is too close to the limits of both actions that I wouldn't build one on either action.

I'll wait for the new "big" Savage action for my Lapua.
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Old 04-11-2009, 08:29 PM
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Re: Help with a New Build

Ok that makes sense. I'm with ya now. So I was talking to Jim at Northland Shooting Supply last week and he said he can't get a large shank short action with a mag, but he can get a varmit action (smaller shank) action with a mag. I'll have to ask him again.

So what's the 'big' savage action? Will that be out soon?
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:32 PM
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Here is a quote from SSS-Fred.

I spoke with Savage personell yesterday, and they are currently working on a large action specifically for .338 Lapua. It is basically a scaled up version about 25% bigger. But don't get excited.....you won't see this till next year.

I can't wait to get a Shilen pre-fit 7mm Allen Mag. Or, one of the new 338 Norma Mags.
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