Originally Posted by JP Hunter
I wanted to know if it is possible to go from a 300win to on of the 338s just by switching barrels. Do I need to have a Gunsmith do it?
No gunsmith is required if you're building on a Savage. You could build up to a 338 edge. The case head on the Lapua is too large for a Savage.
You would just need a barrel, action wrench, barrel nut wrench, and a go-gauge. You would have to shoot it single shot without machining for a larger mag well.
It would be just as simple to go back to the .300 win as well.