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Posted: 9/9/2013 6:18:13 PM EDT
oh ya! 338 Lapua barrel and reamer order tonight.    pops is going to love it!

Ill get pics when i tool post grind the Enfield action into a classic Remington 30 shape.

So who has the best bullets for it?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:20:05 PM EDT
Enfield?

What did you do, buy a bunch of bubba'ed surplus stuff as donors?






In all seriousness, part of me is a bit jealous. The other part knows I have nowhere to stretch out such a rifle so it's a moot point.

Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:24:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Enfield?

What did you do, buy a bunch of bubba'ed surplus stuff as donors?






In all seriousness, part of me is a bit jealous. The other part knows I have nowhere to stretch out such a rifle so it's a moot point.

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LOL ya. found a few bubba jobs that I can clean up. Im working one over for a customer, and its easy to do 2 when the tooling is setup.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:26:56 PM EDT
Best 338 bullets are Bergers.  

Depending on twist, if you go fast (9.5 or faster), then go with 300s.  If you are going 10 inch twist, go with 250 Bergers.  You can thank me later.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:28:14 PM EDT
You won't Ackley Improve it. No balls!
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:28:18 PM EDT
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Best 338 bullets are Bergers.  

Depending on twist, if you go fast (9.5 or faster), then go with 300s.  If you are going 10 inch twist, go with 250 Bergers.  You can thank me later.
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cool. Got a 1-10 so its 250's for me..
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:30:08 PM EDT
So could you ream a barrel on a Browning   A Bolt?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:31:37 PM EDT
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if its 338 and enough room ya. and needs to be a mag action.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:33:15 PM EDT
I got a .338 Win Mag so that is why I asked.  So you could chamber it in .338 Lapua?
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I got a .338 Win Mag so that is why I asked.  So you could chamber it in .338 Lapua?
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you'd have to open up the bolt face.



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:44:47 PM EDT
Okay so I have to go to .585"? It would probably be best to replace the barrel at the same time as it is extremely thin and would heat up fast.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:46:15 PM EDT
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Okay so I have to go to .585"? It would probably be best to replace the barrel at the same time as it is extremely thin and would heat up fast.
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you are not going to want to rapid fire a 338
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:46:29 PM EDT
Is an enfield action strong enough for .338 Lapua?

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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:50:11 PM EDT
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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.
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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.

Wow. I guess actions are stronger than we give them credit for.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:51:09 PM EDT

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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.
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Originally Posted By Kharn:

Is an enfield action strong enough for .338 Lapua?



Kharn



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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.


Then im assuming later mauser 98s would be fine as well?



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:51:51 PM EDT
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Then im assuming later mauser 98s would be fine as well?
 
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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.

Then im assuming later mauser 98s would be fine as well?
 

ya run out of room really quick on them. but ya the pressure is ok.. assuming a m98 large ring. with full size tendon diameter.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 6:54:07 PM EDT
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Wow. I guess actions are stronger than we give them credit for.
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Is an enfield action strong enough for .338 Lapua?

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heh, ya a 1914 or 1917 are good to go.. I have a 460 Wby mag on one.

Wow. I guess actions are stronger than we give them credit for.


some of the eddyfield ones you need to watch when you remove the barrel they will crack the receiver ring on ya.
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ya run out of room really quick on them. but ya the pressure is ok.. assuming a m98 large ring. with full size tendon diameter.
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Originally Posted By wmterry89:



Then im assuming later mauser 98s would be fine as well?

 


ya run out of room really quick on them. but ya the pressure is ok.. assuming a m98 large ring. with full size tendon diameter.
yeah, I had heard that elsewhere, guess ill just stick with the standard sized magnums on those.



However Montana Rifle Co. is making a controlled feed action for the larger magnums.



 
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 7:23:45 PM EDT
So you're going to have a rifle chambered in $5 bills?
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 7:26:21 PM EDT
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No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.
Link Posted: 9/9/2013 7:34:08 PM EDT
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No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.
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Originally Posted By strat81:
So you're going to have a rifle chambered in $5 bills?


No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.


That's quite the hook up.  I hope it works out well for you.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 5:43:19 PM EDT
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No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.
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Originally Posted By strat81:
So you're going to have a rifle chambered in $5 bills?


No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.


Are you going to put a break on it for him?
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 5:47:58 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By azcactusbrew:


Are you going to put a break on it for him?
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Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:
Originally Posted By strat81:
So you're going to have a rifle chambered in $5 bills?


No dad is going to have a rifle that's chambered in $5 bills. when he sees the price of bullets he will spring for a 338 bullet die set.

and in 21 years of business ive never built the old man a rifle. Hes wanting a long range elk gun, so im going to hook him up.


Are you going to put a break on it for him?


ya a holland brake and as well as a mercury recoil reducer.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 5:52:20 PM EDT
Bro... U suck. Ive been looking for an rem 700 action to do something silly with.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 5:58:06 PM EDT
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Bro... U suck. Ive been looking for an rem 700 action to do something silly with.
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Well Ill have the reamer this time..

Right now just waiting on 2 parts for teh tool post grinder and I can get started.
Link Posted: 9/11/2013 6:10:44 PM EDT
Oh.... I was thinking more on that hot rod 6mm we talked about a while back.
Link Posted: 9/12/2013 4:51:33 PM EDT
When you get the rifle done, please post pics, I would love to see what she looks like.  
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