I need a little advice!
I have a minty bruno 98 action that I have been saving for a while. Since it is one of the nicer bruno's I've had I wanted to save it for a project that would be a keeper.
The hype that the 338 Federal is getting has helped me decide. Since it is a well known fact that anything the 308 can do the 06 can do a little better. Then the same has to ring true concerning the 338 Federal and the 338-06. I have also been giving strong concideration to the 338 Scovill. The big drawback with the Scovill has to do with the feed rails. Will they have to be altered? I once did a simple rechamber job going from 30-06 to the Ackley version of the 06. That gun simply would not feed right and my over zealous refining of the rails rendered it a junker or single shot at best.
Also what are your opinions concerning doing this gun in a 20 inch barrel? Since I plan to shoot only heavy for caliber bullets (220 and up) should I quicken the twist to say 1 in 8?
Thanks in advance for your thoughts!