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Old 12-28-2008, 09:55 AM
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Re: How to start an APS gun build

A friend of mine has been shooting the Edge for a long time, maybe even longer than it has been accepted as the Edge. There was a gunsmith that he knows well that had a reamer built quite some time ago. I really like how it performs but the best accuracy is at about 2780 fps with the 300 gr SMK's. I want something that shoots the 300 SMK at over 3000 fps.

If brass is $3.00 a pop, I guess that's not much worse than a Lapua if it lasts a long time.

The big issue for me regarding the 338 AM was the custom receiver, stock etc. I was thinking the 338 AX could be built on a more conventional action. I guess if I wanna play I gotta pay.
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Old 12-28-2008, 12:02 PM
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A friend of mine has been shooting the Edge for a long time, maybe even longer than it has been accepted as the Edge. There was a gunsmith that he knows well that had a reamer built quite some time ago. I really like how it performs but the best accuracy is at about 2780 fps with the 300 gr SMK's. I want something that shoots the 300 SMK at over 3000 fps.

If brass is $3.00 a pop, I guess that's not much worse than a Lapua if it lasts a long time.

The big issue for me regarding the 338 AM was the custom receiver, stock etc. I was thinking the 338 AX could be built on a more conventional action. I guess if I wanna play I gotta pay.
I think Kirby is only building on custom actions now. when he built my edge he was using rem are what ever action you wanted. but the last time i talked to him he said it was to much trouble and time to get one true when you could just buy a custom for about the same money as you would have in a factory action after its been worked over by a smith. a custom action is ready to go and it would hold it value over what you would have in a trued up factory action. My edge shoots one hole groups at 100yr with 300smk @ 2919. But if you are wanting one to push over the 3000fps mark then you have made up your mind. cause there's only one that i know of that's worth the time and money over the edge and that is the 338AM it's one hell of a gun.
The action should be 1150.00+/- stock 600-700+/- barrel 500.00+/- break 250-300.00 trigger 250-300.00 plus Kirby's fees. you'll probably be around 4000-4500.00. before scope,bases,rings,dies,brass witch will be around 2000.00-2500.00 depending what you us. when i added up for my 375AM as a finished rifle ready to go i was looking at 6500.00 - 7000.00

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Old 12-28-2008, 04:39 PM
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I want something that shoots the 300 SMK at over 3000 fps.

Talk to Kirby about building you a .338 Ultra Maxx itís based off of his 270AM that uses RUM brass Iím getting the 300 SMK out at 2980 fps using retumbo.
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Old 12-28-2008, 11:41 PM
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Re: How to start an APS gun build

If you have not already, shot me an e-mail at kballen@3rivers.net

If you already have, I likely have already replied or will do so in the next day or so. Catching back up from Holiday e-mail load.

Thanks for the interest.
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Old 12-29-2008, 10:43 AM
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Re: How to start an APS gun build

Where are you at in eastern MT? I have a 338 AM if you would like to see it and shoot. I highly recommend it, if you want to shoot looong range!
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Old 12-29-2008, 12:54 PM
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Re: How to start an APS gun build

338 ax 3050 fps 300gr bullet 30" barrel ez to load better brass 1/2 moa out to 1,600 yds.
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