Will the Vanguard action work for?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ICANHITHIMMAN, Feb 25, 2009.

  1. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I have a Vanguard LA still have not decided what to do with it. It was a 300wby.

    Just need some input from men more experinced than myself can it be used for a 338 EDGE or LAPUA?
     
  2. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    so long as the bolt face will open up and there is sufficient port length, I'd have to say yes.

    WBY actions are quite strong. If a plain jane Remmy 700 will tolerate it, a WBY certainly will.
     

  3. jimbojeweller

    jimbojeweller Well-Known Member

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    Mag length will be your biggest issue mate. I am sure they can can handle 338 lapua with some mods to the mag well but i think the edge with its longer coal will not fit :). Looked at it myself some time ago...
     
  4. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    Where you planning on running a magazine or single shooting them?
    Because the extractor in your Vanguard is already a magnum I would suggest going with the .338-.300 Ultra Mag and single them in. Velocities are very comparable between the 2 cartridges so why not go with the one that fits with the least amount of alterations and $$.
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Kevin good point

    Thanks everyone for the advice