Shawn, I found you! I am also a retired LEO and enjoy long range shooting. Some sniper friends of mine have built and are building a 338 RUM and a 338 Lupua, respectively. I too want to build one. I was looking at the 338 RUM, because everything is currently there for the rifle, dies, brass, etc. However, after reading articles about your round, now I am wondering which caliber would be best for me, 338 Edge? I would like to shoot up to 1500 yards or so. I was looking at the 338 RUM with a 225 accu bond or similar weight Barnes triple x, maybe tipped , but have not shot those yet. I have had great luck with berger bullets and the barnes 3X bullet.
I want to put the Horus Vision, Raptor Scope 4-16x on the rifle. H-25 reticle.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.