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    Whoooa.... if that first pic is correct and the level isn't bent and positioned correctly, thats the worse barrel droop case I've seen to date. Like Jack stated... I'd be a little leary shooting that one.
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    Buy some 20moa scope mounts or at least one so up can use it as an adjustable shim!
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    Folks, when giving advice, please error on the side of safety.

    Proper headspace isn't just for accuracy, it's for safety. A lot of factors are at play in proper head spacing, one is proper alignment of the bolt face relative to the cartridge. Especially in a lever rifle with a cartridge that produces a lot of bolt thrust. The 338ME is a high pressure fat cartridge that happens to have significant bolt thrust. This increases the need to have proper alignment of the bolt face relative to the cartridge.

    The barrel droop in the OP's rifle is the worst I've seen, consequently producing serious bolt face to cartridge misalignment. Proper alignment plays a significant role in handling the 338ME's high pressure and bolt thrust.

    That said, I would not recommend firing it. Period!

    To further understand the significance of proper headspace and alignment of the bolt face relative to the cartridge, view this video and pay close attention starting at the 1:55 time mark to 3:05. Note: this is with a bolt action which has a much stronger lockup action than a lever rifle.

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    Do not shoot that rifle! You do NOT have a straight line between the receiver/barrel/bolt. Bad things will happen.
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    I had the same issue with a 2009 308ME last year. I contacted Remington/Marlin and explained the issue. They ask me to box it, they sent fedex to pick it up, repaired it and returned it to me at no cost. Now I have a JM barrel with a MR serial number on the receiver which takes a little getting used to, but at least I feel it is safe to shoot now. It may have been a stroke of luck that it worked out that way, but you never know unless you ask. Good luck
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    I believe REMLIN did produce 308ME rifles and receivers but I don't think they ever produced 338ME rifles or receivers.
    It's doubtful they have any 338 receivers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    I believe REMLIN did produce 308ME rifles and receivers but I don't think they ever produced 338ME rifles or receivers.
    It's doubtful they have any 338 receivers.
    Remlin produced 308ME rifles between 2012-2014 but used JM receivers. All the old CT receivers were used up so no new 308 ME rifles have been made since then.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    I believe REMLIN did produce 308ME rifles and receivers but I don't think they ever produced 338ME rifles or receivers.
    It's doubtful they have any 338 receivers.

    I asked my contact in Marlin tech whether Remington ever produced any of the ME receivers and he told me flat out, no.

    The 308ME production run they ran were all built on NH JM left over receivers. The ran the ME barrels to make that production run is all. They have since ran out of ME receivers so in order to fix additional ME BD rifles, they'll need to make a run of ME receivers.

    That is corroborated but the recent gent whose 308ME had BD, my contact told him they plan on reintroducing the 308ME and when they do, they'll then be able to replace his receiver. Until then, his ME is an expensive paper weight.

    That said, the more folks who contact Remington with BD, the more inclined Remington will feel a need to produce their receivers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ret_Eng View Post
    Remlin produced 308ME rifles between 2012-2014 but used JM receivers. All the old CT receivers were used up so no new 308 ME rifles have been made since then.
    Which prob means they never blueprinted and made new templates/software to produce these on their new CNC equipment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Waffletop View Post
    Which prob means they never blueprinted and made new templates/software to produce these on their new CNC equipment.

    I seem to recall Tomray mentioning something regarding the blueprints, I don't recall whether it was them being tossed or what.

    FWIW, all of Marlin 336 receivers are the same and then machined to the calibers specs. Of course, ME's require the v-threads to handle the ME high pressure. But the 336 receivers all begin the same.

    IOW, there is no difference between the 308 and 338 ME receiver. Although, Tomray conveyed the 338ME should have had it's own receiver to allow extra room between the bbl and mag tube.

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