I finally finished my 338 Edge a couple of weeks ago and am extremely excited to use it on this up coming hunting season. I have already shot about 125 rounds out of it testing loads and shooting long range. My furthest shot with this rifle is 1455 yards just yesterday. the wind conditions sucked. I was getting 3 different wind directions coming across the canyon and once I finally got the wind dialed in that pour rock was getting pounded. the deasert is a hard place to judge wind. there was no mirage to help depict what the wind was doing.
Last weekend I went up close to where I elk hunt to test her out and was able to put a 4 shot group on a rock roughly 10 inches diameter at 1450 yrds. the bullets hit within 5 or 6 inches of each other. the conditions were absolutely perfect. a 1 MPH wind from left to right. the greatest part about that shooting session was the fact that my buddies rangefinders would not pick up the range so I used my reticle to bracket and calculate the distance. I came up with 1400 yrds. I shot and hit 1 minute low of center rock. I hit right under it. I made the adjustment and hit 4 in a row. I went back to my Palm program and it gave me 1450 for the MOA I had in the scope. that was so darn fun.
The gun is a Savage based rifle. I used a model 11 action
Shilen Select match barrel finished @ 30 in.
Laminent thumhole stock
SSS recoil lug
SSS 1.5 lb spring for the accutrigger
Tactical bolt handle from SSS
Defensive edge Muzzle brake
Single shot follower from SSS
I pillar bedded and glass bedded the action myself
Picatinny rail / Warn rings
Leupold Mark 4 4.5x14x50 scope.
the only work I had done for me was the brake installation. the project was extremely easy and am looking forward to my next build.
It is only a single shot but it really is not that bad once you get used to it.