Savage/Stevens

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by coonhunter, Dec 26, 2007.

  1. coonhunter

    coonhunter Member

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    I am new to this forum and I have learned a lot from here. All of the talk about these Savage actions has me interested in building one. I was wanting to know what calibers will fit in them? Will the ultra mags, What about the Lapua based rounds. I am not interested if they will feed from the magizine just as long as the action will eject a loaded round. thanks
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    A long action will eject pretty much everything. A short action will eject a RUM length round (at least mine will)

    I don't believe you can build a Lapua on them, due to the diameter.

    AJ
     

  3. coonhunter

    coonhunter Member

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    Thanks for the reply. I didn't have one to see how big the bolt was.
     
  4. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    The RUM length actions will work, a smith can make a LA into a rum and fit it for Lapua but the answer is to go to 338 Edge. Faster and safer than the Lapua and the bolt head doesn't need major modifications. I will be making a .338 lapua out of a LA Stevens as soon as the reamer shows up.
    Go for the .338 EDGE.

    Cheers
     
  5. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    338 RUM vs Edge

    I'm kind of curious why the 338 RUM that Savage makes and sells cant shoot as good as the 338 Edge. Kinda hard to believe the RUM with some VLD bullets and tweaked loads wouldnt be the same as the Edge. Savage's RUM comes with a 26" bbl and can be bought in LH model :).
     
  6. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    The 338RUM is a great round, but it's shorter than the 300RUM that the Edge is based on. Its just a matter of powder capacity.

    AJ
     
  7. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    PEI Rob, are you using the barrel nut, and if so are you concerned with the nut cracking under high intensity loads?
     
  8. coonhunter

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    Thanks for the replys. I like the ballistics on the edge. I would be easier, and cheaper to get bras for too.
     
  9. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    I won't be using the barrel nut, never do if I chamber a new barrel. This action will be a large shank when I'm done.

    Cheers,
    Rob
     
  10. PEI Rob

    PEI Rob Well-Known Member

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    Nothing wrong with the Savage 338 RUM at all but they are hard to find. If one were to make a big .338, it may as well be the edge.

    Cheers,
    Rob