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Old 01-13-2010, 07:22 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

I got my dies yesterday from Defensive Edge. They are Redding dies modified to 338Edge. The box is marked 338 Edge, dies are 338 ultra and 300 ultra. Full length S Bushing die and Micro seater. Rock thought my barrel would be 6-6.5 lbs. I was going to use the Badger FTE brake, but they are just too ugly! That's all I need to purchase for my build. What bullets are you planning on using?
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:45 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

For now I plan on using the 300 SMKs.

Obviously I'm looking forward to the .338 Bergers, but I'm not holding my breath for their release. It would be nice if they were out by the time I had the build done...

Incidentally, the Bergers were one of the big reasons I opted for the Seekins DBM. From what I've read they will be longer than the SMKs, and I think that's where the 3.94" mag length will be great.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:54 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

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You might consider a Jewel trigger instead of the Rifle Basix. About $100 more but to hear folks who have used both, more than worth the extra cost. I've also heard about a few quality control issues with the Rifle Basix, someone please correct me if I am wrong. Sounds like it will be an awesome rig!
Hmmm, I had a Rifle Basix on an FN bolt gun and man that was a nice trigger. It is a totally different design than a Remington I guess though. Honestly the X Mark that is on the Sendero right now feels pretty good. I had a local smith take it down to about 2-3 pounds and it breaks really nice with no creep. I just figured that it would be a good time to upgrade while everything else was being done.
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:52 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

Is the Seekins DBM for a long action 700 available now?
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Old 01-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

I have the jewell set @1 3/4#s got to be carefull and not chamber till your ready to shoot but it's pure delight. I've not ever pulled a rifel basics but any more customs for myself will for sure have a jewell.
As for the break that fat basturd looks like it will do a fine job but the aps painkiller has the addition of the top port holes it may hold down the jump a little better ?? my aps looks & preforms great.
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:09 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

Hey, do yourself a favor and go with the fat-bastard brake. I have one on my 338 Lapua and its a big-ol baby now. That brake rules!! Don't forget your hearing protection though!! Also, I would forget about the rifle-basix trigger and go with a jewell. Rifle-basix triggers are a fine addition to any rifle, but I personally believe the jewell to be a bit better. Just ask any 1000yd benchrest competitor what they prefer. From what I can tell, you have a fine rifle headed your way...
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Old 01-13-2010, 09:14 PM
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Re: 338 Edge Build

Cinch, that sounds like a sweet set of dies you got from Shawn and with the micro seater...nice.
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