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Old 07-12-2011, 12:54 PM
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338 edge barrel

If you where to build a 338 edge from scratch what barrel would you choose and what twist would it be.

I'm thinking a 30in finished Krieger Barrel with 6 flutes. I want somthing close to a sendero counter. I'm planning on shooting 300 SMK and possibly the 285 Hornady match bullets. I'm unsure on what twist barrel I need.
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Old 07-12-2011, 01:12 PM
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Re: 338 edge barrel

From what I have read 1 in 10 is the right twist but will let the 338 shooters give you better info. My next custom will be in the 338 size just can't figure out which one.
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Old 07-12-2011, 03:26 PM
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Re: 338 edge barrel

Mine has a 30in REM Var 10T Brux
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Re: 338 edge barrel

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If you where to build a 338 edge from scratch what barrel would you choose and what twist would it be.

I'm thinking a 30in finished Krieger Barrel with 6 flutes. I want somthing close to a sendero counter. I'm planning on shooting 300 SMK and possibly the 285 Hornady match bullets. I'm unsure on what twist barrel I need.
I have a 26" Krieger #6 (slightly larger than sendero on my 338 Lapua with a 9.35 twist. they say 10 is minimum for the 300 SMK so I wanted a little buffer, plus I have no intention of shooting anything under 300 but a 250 would be the lightest for sure. I have the 10 flutes which I really like.. Depending on how much you plan to carry the rifle 30" may be a little excessive i would go 26-28" Remember If you are planning on adding a brake your going to have another 1.5-2 inches hanging off the end out there.
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:14 AM
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Re: 338 edge barrel

I had great success with a Lawton 8 land 9.4 twist..20 inch They dont make barrels any more which is a shame as they just shoot!
Mine was a Sendero profile with extra knox so we can rechamber if required without going to a new barrel.

300 smk and 300gn Bergers around Under 1" to 1/2" at 300 yards If I did my part.

IMO a Sendero fluted profile would be fine without the extra weight..
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Old 07-13-2011, 01:44 AM
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Re: 338 edge barrel

hey folks i'm new here and i am interested in the .338 edge i would like to build a .338 but the action i have for the job is a factory .300 rum . it shoots good for a factory pencil tube but everyone tells me that the 338 lapua is too much for the bolt lugs, and i will be gaining excess headspace pretty quick.how does the edge compare to the lapua and could i safely use my rum action for the job. any advice will be apriciated!
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Old 07-13-2011, 02:38 AM
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Re: 338 edge barrel

No issue using the RUM 700 as a donor for a .338 Edge or 338RUM ... Just add money for a full blueprint of the action. true, lap lugs re thread and the list goes on.
It also depend if you want to mag feed it ... extended mag box MBE3 Wyatts. retime bolt, etc. You dont want to have to seat the 300gn pills too deep.

Depends what your budget is and if the 300RUM barrel is cactus?

New tactical stock and the list never ends! Trigger..(once you have a Jewell its hard going back)

Sometimes you may be better off getting say a Stiller TAC predator type action. Then if going this way the Lapua is a worthy option.

Re Lapua, I'm not agunsmith but mine wont build a Lapua on R 700 action. Its a lot fatter so the bolt face doesnt really match. The factory Remmies in 338 Lapua are also a bit hit and miss and pretty thin in places.

I forgot to add you will need custom dies for an Edge which is no biggie really .
Go to the Defensive Edge web site there is a lot of info on the 338 Edge there by Shawn Carlock. I got my dies and other bits from him.

If you are shooting a lot, you may want to consider the price of brass for a Lapua but its really good and lasts a while. Remmy brass is fine if prepped properly

If you want to use your existng action find a local recommended smith with an Edge reamer and wait for him to build you one. Its just not as simple as screwing a new barrel on if its accuracy and LR shooting you want to do.

Once your bitten by the bug the quest for accuracy never really ends! The distances get bigger as well.

My next one build is a custom 7mm Dakota on a Lawton action..ABS barrel
Mind you I still have a 700P in 7mm as the wait for a custom rifle can be a darn long time!

Honestly you are lucky in the US,,, Just buy one of the rifles on this site from Len it will save you waiting and take a bit of the headache out of it.. I wish I could without Tax and import duties and loads of paperwork! In the end you wont be far off the mark cost wise.
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