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December 24, 2005, 09:16 PM
i want to build a 338 lapua.
can i use a remington 700 long action for this and are they going to have to open the bolt face up ?? thanks jason

Harry Bonar
December 25, 2005, 10:32 AM
Dear Shooter:
I'm not sure whether the Lapua is a belted mag or not - but if it is it's virtually impossible on the 700 to open up the bolt-face due to the extraction system - it would be better to buy a 700 bolt already factory done.
Harry B.

December 25, 2005, 12:46 PM
The 338 lapua does not have a belt.But I think the rim is the same diameter as a belted magnum.

December 25, 2005, 02:03 PM
338 Lapua Mag is based on the 416 Rigby case. It has a base diameter of 0.588 inches and length of 3.6 inches. The largest round the Rem 700 is currently chambered for is the 375H&H with a case head diameter of 0.532 with a length of 3.6 inches.

December 25, 2005, 03:09 PM
Brownells sells a CZ 550 action that will take a 416 Rigby.

Harry Bonar
December 25, 2005, 05:12 PM
Thanks METE:
I really like the CZ action also. Probably, it is the only one readilly avaliable. Sounds good! The old ZKK 602 was in 416 Rigby also but I think the 550 is the one now for this.
This would make a great long distance big game rifle.
Thanks METE for the info.
Harry B.

December 26, 2005, 02:17 PM
A side by side of the .375 H&H and .338 LM case heads just for fun.