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Old 01-02-2011, 03:19 PM
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Smile Can my 1885 handle a .338 lapua overhaul!!!!

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Can I make my win 1885 shoot .338 lapua
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:36 PM
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I dont know the answer but that would be a heck of a thumper.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:48 PM
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We have to do it. How sweet would that be. Droppin moose half a mile away with a gun designed over 100 years ago. I don't see why not. That handle huge rounds all day long no problem. Sign me up!!-
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:00 PM
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Winchester is now making a Safari version of the 1885 in .375 H&H Magnum, so it could probably handle the pressure. You might want to check the stock strength if the recoil is much more than the .375. Not to mention that your skill would probably limit your moose shots to a somewhat lesser range... :-)
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Old 01-02-2011, 11:34 PM
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I'm a competent woodworker and have a brother in law with a metal shop so I'm pretty certain I can beef up the stock if necessary Does any one know of a competent gunsmith that cam engineer a barrel to acomidate such a cartridge. I can't imagine the fun I could have tweaking such a rifle
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Old 01-22-2011, 06:36 PM
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I don't definitly know your answer but I do know the Encore frame can't handle it. I already looked into that one.
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