Originally Posted by 450matt
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