Originally Posted by Cruizin
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.