Actions for 338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Rustystud, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Rustystud

    Rustystud Well-Known Member

    Dec 25, 2007
    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.
    Nat Lambeth
  2. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 30, 2005
    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.

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

    Jul 1, 2002
    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
  4. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2005

    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

  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    The Mark V Weatherby handles the .338 Lapua very nicely as well.


  6. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2007
    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.