338 Lapua

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by retired2hunt, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. retired2hunt

    retired2hunt Active Member

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    I have a 338 Lapua built on Montana 1999 action. My guestion is I note that there is long leade or throat and if you want to set the bullet closer to the lands you cannot do to maganzine length, I looked at other actions and I find the same problem. I assume the reason is safety.
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It is probably a SAMMI chamber and it is for safety when shooting factory loads that tend to be hot.

    A reloader can seat the bullets longer working up to max but they have to be single loaded.

    With good loading and minimum sizing free bore is not a problem for accuracy.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  3. retired2hunt

    retired2hunt Active Member

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    I appreciate your answer it verifys my thoughts. Thanks
     
  4. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    But you can...with a competent machine shop and/or gunsmith for about a hundred bucks, machine the magazine to take a longer COAL. You won't get it to the maximum length (to the lads) but you gain quite a bit of length and you won't have to single feed.