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Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

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Unread 09-01-2011, 01:09 AM
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Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

if you think you need the 338 edge you might as well go all the way and go with the 338 Lapua Improved
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

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    if you think you need the 338 edge you might as well go all the way and go with the 338 Lapua Improved
    Probably not on the action he is wanting to use, not saying it can't be done. But I like where your head is at. Why not go all the way and get a .338AM, on a custom. If I was a betting man i would say the number one reason for that is cost. Maybe weight a close second.
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

    Everyone needs at least 1 338!
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

    Bravo 4 yea I would agree that he would probably have to go to stiller tac 30 and money is always an issue
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

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    Thanks for the input!

    I've been wanting a 260 forever, but with the 7 SAUM I'm thinking why a 260? That's my hang up here...small or way bigger?

    I'm thinking now maybe another A3 or A1-3 would fit the bill really well with a #5 338 barrel? What do you think?

    Kirby I love the custom actions and the Bordine is amazing, but It looks like I've found a donor action for $425, and I think a local smith will lap the lugs, square the face, cut the threads, chamber, crown, etc for $350. Does that sound reasonable??

    What do you charge for "blueprinting" and chamber and crowning?

    Thanks for the input again!
    If i had it to do over i would go with the custom action because when its all said and done you have a custom action that is worth what u paid for it. with the rem its still only worth 450.00 r so.
    so u r loosing the money to have it blue printed. i had my 700 action and knowing what i know now i would have sold it and got a custom your way better off in the long run plus its a lot better action
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

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    What do you guys think? I'm currently working on a 7SAUM and it should be done soon. It's for a long range hunting rifle, but...

    I'm thinking I need a 338 now. You all know how this rifle business is...buy buy buy.

    I'm thinking this:

    Rem 700 LA
    Krieger #5 barrel @ 28"-30"
    McMillan HTG stock
    BDL bottom metal (for now)
    Timney
    Well a guy could get off to a good start here... .

    WTS: 338 Edge - $1700 - price drop - $1500- $1300 - Sniper's Hide Forums

    If I didn't already have two rifle projects underway I'd buy this one just to play with.
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    Re: Do I need a 338 Edge? Sound good?

    I saw that one WildRose, not a bad deal!

    I spoke to my smith and the said if he was building from the ground up he would be inclined to go with a Lapua or Lapua Improved. That actually the route I wanted to go with a custom action, but the money thing. I guess what I'll do is save up over the short term and maybe get on started in the next six months.

    I agree with him and it would be hard to get any better brass than the Lapua!

    Do you guys agree?
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