Which repeater action for new build?

JayLeto

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I am starting to purchase some parts for an upcoming 338 Whisper (7mmBRx338) build. I ordered the supressor 2 weeks ago, and am ready to get an action coming. I spoke with Russ at Stiller, and he doesn't think their Tac-30 action will reliably feed that round. He said it is possible with alot of playing with it. But that I was asking alot because of the 7Br casing and very heavy bullet.

Are their any other actions you would recommend? I want something that can reliably feed this ammo, and have a 5rd bottom metal. Also, the over-all length on this round with a 300gr SMK is 2.402"

Thanks.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

I built a 338 Whisper on a Surgeon action, Bartlien 8 twist barrel 18In in length MTU contour, threaded 5/8 24, and Wyatts detachable mag system. Feeds no problem.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

x2 on the surgeon. there gonig to be hard to beat.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

I'm in the same boat here...I've got a blank, a reamer, some brass etc but still trying to figure out what to build on. At the moment I'm thinking a 700 short action with Wyatt Outdoor bottom metal and mags. I think modding a detachable mags feed lips would be a lot easier than working on the receiver itself. Just a thought....

Frank
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

If you use a centerfeed system, it will feed fine. The problems come when using the factory box and feedlips in the action. With the centerfeed, it will work like any other one does.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

+1 Wyatt Outdoors Mag is a single stack design. I didn't have to modify anything. Drop inthe and start shooting.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

I was going to recommend the Surgeon also.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

Ok. Where's the best place to buy a surgeon? I have a local FFL that can do the transfer.
 

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Re: Which repeater action for new build?

FN controlled-feed (308 length) with factory centerfeed box mag?