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Unread 04-01-2010, 12:41 PM
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Need some advise

I am looking to rebarell my 30-378 weatherby and i am undecided on weather to recamber in another cal. I have a 338 am that should be done very soon , built by Kirby. So with this 30-378 I would like to rechamber and rebarel in a differant long range cal

So I am looking for suggestions and what it wounld intail in making the switch. i realy like the 30-378 but would just like to try something eles.

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Also I do all my own reloading so widcats are not a issue
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    Unread 04-01-2010, 01:07 PM
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    Re: Need some advise

    How bout a 300-338 Lapua Magnum?

    FLAMING DEATH!!

    I have one and it's a lot of fun.

    Reamer is on the shelf. no turn. Just squish the necks and you'll be reaping the benefits that $5.00 a round brings every time you yank that trigger!
    Babies cry and mothers fall to their knees looking to the sky pleading "why God" when I drag this thing out. Especially when you set it up for 115 and 125 grain bullets. 4375fps on a 30" tube according to the chronograph at the COR-BON ammunition plant test tunnel.


    I also have a 338 Lapua Magnum in AI if you want something bigger yet equally stupid!
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    What i am thinking is that this build would be a carry rifle rather than a 20 pounder. I just don't know what it takes to change the bolt face to work with other cals. I want something for the 500 out maybe 1000 yard range on elk size game. The 338 AM will do anyting i want beyond this range. I guess what I am asking is what would be a practial consideration for the 30-378 accumark reciever and what my options are.

    But on the other hand making babys cry and mothers reach for the heavens sounds cool but just a little dramatic for me, I just like to shoot !!
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    Considering your bolt face is set up for the largest of the "sane" boomer class of magnum calibers your options are going to be a bit limited.

    Unless of course you want to either bush the bolt face or obtain a different one, but then your left with a magazine box large enough to accommodate a school bus, yet your parking "little" SUV's in.

    At some point what is possible becomes overshadowed with what's practical.
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    With your case you might try the .358 caliber as a wildcat...
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    so it seems that the 30-378 reciever will be to large for something like the 338 lupua necked down to 7 mm , I Am correct in thinking this is not the best suited reciever. And I may be better off selling and starting with another reciever.I was hoping to keep cost down a little
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    Well hell, don't stop there, go to 6.5mm and shoot 90 grainers!

    I think you'd be ok, I was worried you were talking about stepping down to a 6.5-284 or something.
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