Stevens 200 338 Lapua???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Sharpshooter243, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. Sharpshooter243

    Sharpshooter243 Well-Known Member

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    Would a stevens 200 action hold up/ be a good start for a 338 lapua build?
     
  2. topbrass

    topbrass Well-Known Member

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    A Stevens action is a Savage action. Yes it will.
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Where are you going to get a bolthead for the 338 Lapua? Why not a 338 Edge?

    The Edge will work without taking the action to the limits.
     
  4. Sharpshooter243

    Sharpshooter243 Well-Known Member

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    I actually can't decide between the 338 lapua and the 338 edge.... I have a 300 win for regular hunting i want something for long distance paper punching
     
  5. geargrinder

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    The Edge will be much easier. All you have to do is spin the barrel on an action with a regular magnum bolthead.

    You'd have to find a machinist or gunsmith to make you a bolthead for a Stevens that will fit the Lapua.
     
  6. topbrass

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    What he said. Sorry I was thinking 338 RUM. I know it says Lapua, but....
     
  7. Sharpshooter243

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    Thanks guys...sounds like the edge would be a more economical build. Is there any body that makes a prefit edge barrel?
     
  8. geargrinder

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    Shilen and Pac Nor. McGowan will if you pay a reamer rental. Sin Arms did both of mine. Probably others.