what can i build with this???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by 500mag_guy, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    First build ever so bare with me, lol

    I have a winchester model 70 338 win mag that i am interested in building off of and i want to use a kreiger 338 cal barrel on it. What are my options for that action and caliber bullet?

    Thanks all, Eric
     
  2. Stumpm2

    Stumpm2 Well-Known Member

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    You can build a 338 Edge (300 Ultramag necked up to 338) or a 338 Norma Mag. The 338 Edge is a very popular round for standard magnum actions. There are a few other 338's you could build, but these are the most common for your size action.
     

  3. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    The edge would be my first choice. Now when i build a rifle how does this work ill have a barrel and my winchester 338 wm.

    Wherer do i go from there?
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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  5. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    You won't be able to do the 338 Norma w/o opening the bolt face. So your options are really the 338 RUM or 338 Edge.
     
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    winmag Well-Known Member

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    That doesn't cost very much $ at all if its safe to do.
    My -06 is getting turned into a 300wsm. That's a big jump for bolt face diameters.
     
  7. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I know that. Just letting the OP know. The standard magnum bolt face isn't that much bigger than the standard bolt face. Going from a standard to a large magnum is almost a .200" increase. Standard magnum to a large magnum is only another .056". So that is a little safer than the other. But large magnums usually have a heavy bolt.
     
  8. midwesthunter

    midwesthunter Well-Known Member

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    What length barrel do you want? How far do you plan to shoot? If barrel is around 26" go with 338 Rum. 30" go edge. But even in 30" I might still take the rum.
     
  9. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    A small bolt face (.223 etc) is about .210" to a Lapua/Norma bolt face. A standard action (.308/30/06) is a little over .110". None of them are that hard to open. It's more work to install a different extractor.