Rechambering to .338 Lapua from .338 (any other)
I'm trying to put together a hunting package so I can hunt long range. I'm first starting with a bullet, which is the .338 Lapua. I've made that decision, so now I need to buy a suitable gun to deliver the bullet downrange accurately and consistently. Guns that are chambered for the .338 Lapua are, by and large, priced much higher than other .338's. Is it feasible (for instance) to, buy a suitable rifle, like the Remington 700 bolt action, that is chambered and rifled for the .338 Winmag and rechamber for the Lapua? The size goes from a width of .532" Winmag to .588" Lapua, and the length is approx. .27" longer casing, so mechanically, it can be done. Would the bolt face have to be changed or altered? Would the cost of rechambering outweigh the savings in the cost of the rifle? What other considerations are there? Would the cartridges fit the magazine? etc...I don't have a lot of money to spend, and I'm aware of the costs of suitable optics, so wherever I can save is important. I can't find a thread where this topic has been discussed, so if it exists, point me to it.