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Old 01-27-2009, 08:35 PM
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Actions for 338 Lapua

Jerry Stiller is making a larger action 1.450 OD and .750 bolt for the 338 Lapua Magnums. It is made in a single shot version and mag well version. I believe Kevin Wyatt of Wyatt Outdoors and Dave Kiff of PT&G are making a detachable box magazine and bottom metal. McMillian and others should have great aftermarket stocks available soon. These will be a great platform for Long Range shooting and hunting. I beleive Berger is coming out with some high BC 338 bullets too. I can't wait to put a couple together for customers.

I talked with Jim Borden and John Pierce and both are planning heavier actions for the 338 Lapua magnums. These all will be great additions to the large cartridge caliber rounds.
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Old 01-27-2009, 08:49 PM
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Re: Actions for 338 Lapua

Nat, sure is somthing the way the market swings, quite a few guys are looking at 338 builds. It's nice the action makers are so acomidating.
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Re: Actions for 338 Lapua

After hearing about the way that a Lawton 7000 handeled a severly over pressured round from a 7mm-338 Lapua I don't see any problem with using a standared Rem 700 clone for a Lapua build.

Unless sombody gets stupid with their reloading trying to make the 338 Lapua somthing its not then I don't think their should be any problem ,or drops a full load of powder that was ment for their 6PPC in their
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:27 PM
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Re: Actions for 338 Lapua

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After hearing about the way that a Lawton 7000 handeled a severly over pressured round from a 7mm-338 Lapua I don't see any problem with using a standared Rem 700 clone for a Lapua build.

Unless sombody gets stupid with their reloading trying to make the 338 Lapua somthing its not then I don't think their should be any problem ,or drops a full load of powder that was ment for their 6PPC in their


There is absolutely no problem with the 338 Lapua on a Rem-700 action and coupled with the Seekins DBM one can load out to 3.9" with ZERO problems



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Re: Actions for 338 Lapua

The Mark V Weatherby handles the .338 Lapua very nicely as well.



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Old 01-28-2009, 03:53 AM
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Re: Actions for 338 Lapua

I will personally vouch for the lowly 700 Remington after building one in an Ackley improved 338LM for a buddy.

John is not known for being conservative with his handloads and this pig was no exception.

The action never skipped a beat.

Nesika builds a 338LM action as well, the Model M is offered in a number of configurations to accommodate specific needs/applications.
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