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The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

 
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Old 07-28-2006, 08:38 PM
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The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

I was finally able to get to the range today and try out my new EDGE. I loaded up 15 rounds using the following:

300 gr. SMK
92 gr. H1000
CCI 250 primer
Remington Brass (brand new. all I did to it was size it up to 338, deburred the flash holes and slightly chamferred the neck opening)

I started out with a 3 shot 100 yard group:



If you recall from the other post, Shawn test fired a .242" group. I was able to do the same with my first 3 shots!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]

I then proceeded to shoot targets at 650 yards, 700 yards and 900 yards. I hit the 650 yard plate with the first round and was able to hit it consistantly. The 700 and 900 yard targets, my tragectory table was off and on each I had to come down 2 moa. After that, it was consistant hits.

Recoil was very pleasant. It was less than my .308's. I could shoot this rifle all day and not be effected by the recoil.

Needless to say, I'm extremely please with this rifle! Shawn did and excellent job. Thanks Shawn!

Devin
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:10 PM
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

What kind of speed are you getting and how long is your barrel?
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Old 07-28-2006, 09:15 PM
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

Damn nice Steel

Looks like you have a definate shooter on your hands. Shawn builds a hell of a gun.

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Old 07-28-2006, 10:00 PM
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

I don't know what speed I'm getting, because I don't have a chronograph. But, I think Shawn says he gets around 2850 out of his. My barrel is 30" long.
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Old 07-28-2006, 10:02 PM
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

Thanks Steve. I have to agree, Shawn builds a great stick.
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Old 07-29-2006, 12:50 AM
 
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

He Devin,

We know the 338 Edge is insanely accurate - but how does the gun look? How hard does it kick? Are you going to do load dev or stick with 92gr H1000 & CCI igniters?
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:28 AM
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Re: The 338 EDGE is Awesome!!!

Hi Rick,

There is the saying "why mess with perfection", but I may mess around a little with the loadings. I saw no signs of over pressure with this loading. Plus I need to borrow my friends chrono, to see what I'm getting for speed, then I can determine how much faster I'd like to go.

The rifle looks awesome! Shawn did a Southern Idaho color snakeskin pattern on the stock, which consists of coyote brown, sage, some hints of white and black. All the metal work is in coyote brown. You can see a picture of the gun on the thread Shawn stared called "Devin's new 338 EDGE"
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