rem 700 .338rum to edge

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by bigerik, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. bigerik

    bigerik Member

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    hi, im looking into building a 338 edge. i was wondering if one could use the 338rum rifle and just cut the chamber to edge dementions. saving buying a new barrel ect to get started? any info would be great.

    thanks erikgun)
     
  2. hammertyme

    hammertyme Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to the forum Erik.

    Yes technically feasable to re-chamber but I would advise against it. The main reason is quality of factory barrels these days aren't the best. Have seen too many re-chamberes over the past 10 years in which the factory chamber was not cut true. Then a precision smith cuts a new chamber that is true and one side of the chamber is oversized causing cases to have a swell in that spot when shot.

    Personally I quit re-chambering factory barrels years ago because most do not shoot accurately enough and that which was stated above.

    Neal
     

  3. bigerik

    bigerik Member

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    Hammertyme,
    sounds like good advice. ill buy the .338 rum and enjoy it for what it is ,and if and when i shoot the barrel out get the new one chambered in the edge or the .338 improved w/40 deg shoulder said to hold 4-6% more powder than parent case.

    thanks erik