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338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

 
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Old 03-17-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

well thanks for the encouragment fellas, i was under the impression that ALL of the 338EDGES were shooting the 300gr SMK well... seems this is not the case and that some dont like the 300SMK. I have a feeling my rifle is one that doesnt like this bullet...

Hopefully it will like either the 250gr NAB or the 265gr TTSX.... if not, there will be a 338edge for sale in the not too distant future...
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Old 03-18-2010, 12:32 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

I feel your pain; however, be assured you are not alone in having a custom rifle built that dont perform to expectations. Frankly your problem is a dirty little secret no one wants to talk about. Especially the individual that has 4K in a rifle that dont shoot any better than his buddies wal-mart special. Im not just whistleing Dixie , Ive witnessed this happen several times.

I am wrestleing with a 308 barrel as we speak that was first built on an AR platform, ( manual operated, no gas port ) by a very well known smith. It shot groups around 1 1/2 min with occasional flyers opening things up to 2 1/2 min. I fed this all my pet loads and FGMM all etting the same results.

I decided it was just an AR thing so I had it built by another smith and put on a proven 700 action, stock ,scope combo. It still shoots like crap. The barrel maker blames the smith, the smith blames the barrel maker and they all blame the shooter. Even thouh the shooter can screw on another barrel and shoot under 1/2 all day long.

Sooo, the moral of the story is they dont all shoot well, if you dont believe that hang around a place whre the guys with all the 1/4 min rifles hang out and listen to the...... Well, it shot good yesterday or Ive never had it do this before and the list goes on. The truth is a consistant sub half every day all day rifle is not as common as one would believe by listening to folks talk or by reading about all the lasers on the inter-net. Hope you dont get too depressed by all this but it is the sad truth.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:25 AM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

I have just purchased a 338 edge with 30 inch tube and i can't get it to shoot.... I have used H1000 92 grains and retumbo 94 grains, all with federal 215M primers at 100 at 3 shoot groups they seems to stray to tennis ball groups which pisses me off... I using my a oal gauge and im at 4.100 on the ogive.... so i backed it off to 4.090 or do i need to run it like Shawn's loads say 3.785?????? ANYONE..... Thanks...
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:29 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

Are all these (poor grouping with h1000 cci250and the SMK) 338 edge rifles all long throated? I was planning on throating my next one long but am having second thoughts now. Anyone had trouble with this combo in the standard chamber?
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:35 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

I'm using the Berger. 300 grain with the federal 215m.. my brothers gun is 224 longer throated and his shoots great.. of course we found what shoots great in that rifle..
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:00 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

If your clocking over 2900 fps with the 300s I would try backing off until you hit the 2800 - 2850 fps sweet spot. If that dose'nt show an improvement try the 250 MK and Retumbo at around 2950-3050.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:15 PM
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Re: 338 edge accuracy issues... input wanted

I run short barrels but found (at least in the standard throat) they like 89-91grns. 91 gives best groups but 89 is almost as good and the brass lasts forever in comparison. I can run 2850+ but found best accuracy between 2780-2820fps in mine.
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