Available Actions for 300 Norma Magnum Rifle

WT1

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Considering a build of a 300 Norma Magnum hunting and light tactical rifle. Any recommendations on the best action? Would like to be able to shoulder and carry the rifle through hilly and steep terrain so not looking for the heaviest action.

Any recommendations?

Thanks.
 

M338

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When you use a Surgeon 1086 for a 300 Norma, do you increase the tenon thread diameter or leave it at 1-1/16"?
Only the XL action has a bigger tenon diameter,but way to heavy for your application.
Stiller Tac 338,defiance deviant Hunter would be your best bet if you want a larger diameter thread and still keep the weight down.
 

WT1

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M338

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At this point the only known component will likely be a Krieger branded barrel, a Krieger Palma Remington varmint contour at 4.5 lbs https://kriegerbarrels.com/boltorder?se=kbiprod with fluting, which should remove about 10 ounces of weight, using a 1 in 8 twist based on the article by Todd Hodnett as described partially here: http://www.accuracy1stdg.com/content/docs/binder7.pdf

Stiller has a TAC 338 action that weighs in at 2lbs, which isn't bad.
Don’t forget you will need the 1.300-1.350” diameter barrel if you use a dedicated action.
 
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