Originally Posted by alcesgigas
Today's technology has me all excited and I'm pining to convert my M70 375 into a 300 Lapua Mag with a cylinder 28" barrel and Nightforce scope--got some lakes and my river that present some long range challenges... If any of you have some advice on my dream don't be timid--send them on!
It don't matter what you hit him with; it's where you hit him that counts.
Hey Moose (aka alcesgigas)
Your M70 375 has a magnum bolt face and if I am correct will restrict you to a 338Edge as the bolt diameter may not be large enough for the boltface to be opened up to accommodate the larger Lapua case which is basically the same diameter as the 416 Rigby and 378 Weatherby cartridges.
In saying that there is nothing wrong with the 338Edge as it is capable of more velocity that the Lapua and is at most times best shooting 300 grain pills at around 2830 to 2850 where it has a very good accuracy node.
Be all means persue your dreams in going long range as us "old men" need all the help we can get to give the tired body a bit of a rest and have one over the younger guys with less money.
And why not try something else.
Shawn Carlock is the man in this forum to contact for further details regarding the 338 Edge.
Talk with him on this and he will open up a whole new world for you which you will find really interesting.
It is great fun with loads of satisfaction when you can down something at very distant ranges.
"Go for it" is all I can say.