How fat is the 338 Lapua magnum?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by frankg, Jan 12, 2004.

  1. frankg

    frankg Well-Known Member

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    I mean compared to other common cartirdges?
    I wonder why I have't heard more about wildcats based on a short fat Lapua mag. It would seem logical to me.Fat case, good brass. Maybe a 6.5 would work well.
     
  2. 4mesh063

    4mesh063 Well-Known Member

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    It's a .590 bolt face. WAY big for a 6.5 unless you shortened the thing to under 1.5". It's a ton of work and just isn't worth the hassle. (Been there done that)