Would Like Some Info...

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by The Surgeon, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. The Surgeon

    The Surgeon Well-Known Member

    Sep 4, 2011
    I have someone who is asking me a question that I do not know the answer to.

    What needs to be met, for the action, to build a 338 Edge or 338 Lapua?

    Let me elaborate. Can a factory action, like Rem 700 be used?

    I tried to find some info. I looked around at others who have built this caliber and could not find one built with a Remington. They were either on a custom action or a Savage.

    So can it be done off of a a stock run of the mill Rem 700 LA.

    For some reason I have it in my mind that the answer is no.

  2. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

    Nov 23, 2009
    They both can be made off of a standard magnum long action. The Lapua has a larger bolt face so there will need to be a little more work done on the bolt with a lapua than an edge.

  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Remington makes two factory 338 Lapua Magnum. One in a 700P and one in the 700 XCR Long Range Tactical.
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    For the 338 EDGE a standard Remington 700 long action is fine. (I would recomend having it
    trued for any custom barrel job.

    For the 338 Lapua I would recomend a Weatherby mark 5 action because the bolt is larger
    and opening the boltface up is easy and a standard 378 extractor can be used as is.

    The 700 can be used for the Lapua but it requires more work by the smith.