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Old 11-17-2011, 03:33 PM
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Next build help

OK guys I am just about done with my first 338 Edge build and already looking for plans on the next build.
I am thinking a lighter weight Edge but would like to see and hear from you guys that have a Edge or another Cal. In a everyday carry gun, pictures and ideas would be great.

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Old 11-17-2011, 07:47 PM
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Re: Next build help

Everyday carry gun, 3.8 XD in 40 S&W! For a rifle, I would go with a 260, 6.5x47L, 308, 30-06, 270Win, any of the short mags. If you want more horses than the 338 Edge, then go with one of the big .338's using the 408 parent case.

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Old 11-17-2011, 08:43 PM
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Re: Next build help

Everyday carry?

Give us a list of the likely targets and ranges and we can go from there.

My "every day carry everything gun" is a custom DPMS based LR-260 with a 24"Barrel.

Today it was shooting half MOA at 600yds with Grizzly ammo. The load is 130gr Scirocco's at an advertised 3000fps. According to my ballistics field chart, that's right on because my CU was right at +11MOA.

I wouldn't even hesitate to use it on Elk at 600yds, and it's great for deer and smaller sized game.

Haven't had a chance yet to give it a try on hogs yet but I won't hesitate on them either, even a large boar out to 600yds, or well beyond that for the smaller pigs and sows.

Whether you are hand loading or even buying factory ammo the .260 is also very affordable to shoot.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:21 PM
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Everyday carry?

Give us a list of the likely targets and ranges and we can go from there.

My "every day carry everything gun" is a custom DPMS based LR-260 with a 24"Barrel.

Today it was shooting half MOA at 600yds with Grizzly ammo. The load is 130gr Scirocco's at an advertised 3000fps. According to my ballistics field chart, that's right on because my CU was right at +11MOA.

I wouldn't even hesitate to use it on Elk at 600yds, and it's great for deer and smaller sized game.

Haven't had a chance yet to give it a try on hogs yet but I won't hesitate on them either, even a large boar out to 600yds, or well beyond that for the smaller pigs and sows.

Whether you are hand loading or even buying factory ammo the .260 is also very affordable to shoot.
I think 600 yards is a bit of a stretch for the 260 and the 130gr Scirocco when shooting elk. Just ran that bullet in Exball with a MV of 3000 and a BC of .571 and the energy level is down to 1250 ft-lb give or take.

Great for deer and would work on elf with perfect bullet placement. Just marginal at that range in my opinion.

Chased a bull for an evening and half the next day crippled by a friend of my sons shooting a 264 Win Mag at 525 yards so I'm just a little biased. Bull was hit pretty good to.
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Old 11-17-2011, 09:31 PM
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I think 600 yards is a bit of a stretch for the 260 and the 130gr Scirocco when shooting elk. Just ran that bullet in Exball with a MV of 3000 and a BC of .571 and the energy level is down to 1250 ft-lb give or take.

Great for deer and would work on elf with perfect bullet placement. Just marginal at that range in my opinion.

Chased a bull for an evening and half the next day crippled by a friend of my sons shooting a 264 Win Mag at 525 yards so I'm just a little biased. Bull was hit pretty good to.
Well unlike a lot of guys I simply won't pull the trigger unless I"m sure I can put it where I want it.

On such a shot I wouldn't try to punch the shoulders, I'd go stright for the heart/lungs.

I wouldn't likely try punching through the shoulders for the spine shot with that caliber outside of 300yds for the very reasons you state.
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Great for deer and would work on elf with perfect bullet placement. Just marginal at that range in my opinion.
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Old 11-17-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: Next build help

I am wanting something for everything from 400 lb hogs to Elk, and ranges from 50 yards to 1000 I have all the short mags, and every factory rd made plus 6 or 7 Wildcats in a AR frame. And i also have the 40 Cal as my ccw gun and a Glock 10mm to hunt with.Along with 444's and a Custom TC Prohunter 375 H&H for our primative weapons season.

So I have all ends covered, I am just wanting to add to the collection of Big Calibers in something a little lighter then the 18 plus pound Edge I just finished.
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