Actions that will feed long OAL cartridges - 338 - 375 project

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Pinzgauer, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Pinzgauer

    Pinzgauer Member

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    Hello;

    I have hit a slight impasse in my .338 - .375 Ruger rifle build and thought that someone in the LRH.com community might have some advice.

    It looks like an OAL for the 338-375 with 300 grain Sierra Match Kings would be about 3.65 - 3.85 inches.

    Will a standard long action Win Model 70 or Rem M 700 action feed such long cartridges?

    What actions do you advise?

    Will this project require a magnum length action?

    Originally I wanted to use a Model 70 Classic that I have for this project but am now considering the use of a push feed action to help out with single cartridge feeding. (The M 70 can be saved for a 35 Whelan build).

    Is there a database of maximum OAL cartridge length that various actions will feed?

    The SAAMI database does not jive with some other databases (Cartridges of the World 11 or Ammo Guide Interactive.com).

    Thanks,

    Mike B
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2009
  2. Pinzgauer

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    Anyone?
     

  3. Pinzgauer

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    A 338 Edge cycles through a 700 long action. Since that round is longer than my proposed round I figure I'll go with a Rem 700 la.

    MB
     
  4. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi any magnum length action will work a mag length Win action would be fine bet I prefer a Rem 700 if you geta sps for an ultramag it should work perfectly to feed the round you want to make.

    then get a factory 338 win mag barrel and chamber it for your 338-375 ruger and you will be good to go.

    I personaly would just use a 338 Ultramag just a tiny bit more capacitybut cheeper to build but each to their own.

    Cheers Bill
     
  5. 280Ackleyrized

    280Ackleyrized New Member

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    Ric Bin at 24hourcampfire.com has just such a rifle. Built by Mickey Coleman if I remember correctly. Sure Ric would be glad to answer any questions u may have.