M700 Action Question

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by js9088, Dec 26, 2010.

  1. js9088

    js9088 Member

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    Not figuring bolt face sizes, how many different action lengths are there? Model 7, 700 short and long? Is there a magnum length or is that just a long action?

    Also, will a M700 handle 338 lapua?

    Thanks

    Justin
     
  2. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Short and long. And some will say it will and some will say it wont. You will need a new bolt or have your face opened up on your current bolt, but i would recommend buying a new one from Pacific tool and gauge. As long as you are a safe knowledgeable reloader it will work just fine, you try and push the limits of the 338 lapua and you will run into problems.
     
  3. js9088

    js9088 Member

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    So to make sure i understand...if you have the right bolt face, a long action would handle a 30-06 or a 300 RUM?
     
  4. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    Yup thats correct
     
  5. wvcountryboy

    wvcountryboy Well-Known Member

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    Be sure to remember, the bolt face of a lapua is the big bolt face. Same as the 338-378. Also, if you plan to use the magazine, you will definately run into trouble with 338-378 and the edge (its .100 longer) and can run into trouble with the 338 rum and lapua.