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Old 12-03-2009, 11:57 PM
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338 lapua

i was wondering what would be the best action to build a custom 338 lapua. it needs to be a repeater action. would a remington 700 work or should i go with a custom action. the gun will be build by a gunsmith. i would just like to get some of the big parts before i find a smith.
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Old 12-04-2009, 12:55 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

http://www.batmachine.com/products/i.../hrrptrpic.jpg

BAT Machines HRPIC.

Just my .02,

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Old 12-04-2009, 03:25 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

Hi the 700 action will work,remington make one in 338 lapua,i just picked my new 338 lap it was built on a stiller tac action,i cant be happier.
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Old 12-04-2009, 09:58 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

FWIW I guess Remmy now offers a 700 in this cartridge. I was told it was now part of their tactical line.

If it were me I'd opt for the aftermarket receiver. These receivers are becoming more and more popular it seems and the workmanship is far better than a take off from a rack gun.

One that I like is "Defiance Machine" owned and operated by Glen Harrison and his wife Lisa.

Glen is the original founder of Nesika Bay Precision. He's also my friend and a former employer so it's not hard to understand my affection. Prices are very competitive and Glen's stuff just seems to have an elegance/class that I personally am really fond of.

He's a one man band so the QC dept begins and ends with him. That's a plus in my book. Delivery times are probably better than anyone else in the industry. Less than a month in most cases.

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Old 12-04-2009, 11:31 AM
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Re: 338 lapua

I almost went with the then Phoenix Machine, now Defiance Machine, action with .750 bolt for the 338 Lapua Imp. A great action, no doubt.

But, by the time I looked at the extra cost for pic rail and recoil lug, that are already integral to the BAT HRPIC action, I just decided to go with the BAT. It seemed like the BAT would be stiffer and the BAT is quite lightweight (lighter than comparable Stiller actions) especially considering that the weight includes the integral pic rail and recoil lug. An integral rail and lug were two less things that I had to order and install as well and being integral, they were a couple less things to worry about as far as them coming loose from the action, not properly aligned, etc. BAT also didn't 'bat' an eye or charge any extra to program their CNC machines so the action would be set up for the 4.010" Wyatt's box. Just my personal experience so far.

Couldn't go wrong with the Defiance action, however, for sure.
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Old 12-04-2009, 10:13 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

i think the bat action is the one i will go with. can it be used with the wyatt's magazine box. and one other question would it be best to use a longer barrel. like 30 inches.
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Old 12-04-2009, 11:01 PM
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Re: 338 lapua

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i was wondering what would be the best action to build a custom 338 lapua. it needs to be a repeater action. would a remington 700 work or should i go with a custom action. the gun will be build by a gunsmith. i would just like to get some of the big parts before i find a smith.
If you could find a Weatherby MK5 action for a reasonable price they are great to build the
Lapua's on and all of the parts needed are available from Weatherby( Center feed mag box,
flat top bullet follower and extractor.

The bolt face will have to be opened up but not much and it is very easy and all you have to do
is install a 378 extractor.

The Custom actions would be My next choice if a MK 5 action was not available for less than
$700.oo To $800.oo with trigger and floor metal.

J E CUSTOM
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