My dad and I"s 338 EDGE has arrived. I got an e=mail from Shawn saying it was done and to come pick it up. We picked it up about a week ago. We built it off a REM 700 LSS that was originally a 300 RUM. Shawn installed a 28" Hart stainless fluted sendero contour w/brake. We kept the LSS stock due to funds. Original trigger worked down to a crisp 1.75# that breaks like glass. We have a Leupold 6.5-20x50 LR scope on top. We also have the cosine angle indicator for canyon shots and a bubble level. With harris bi-pod sling, ammo, and all, it probly weighs close to 12.5-13 lbs. We also purchased the Swaro 1500 to take full advantage of this rifle, our Nikon 800's just wont cut it anymore.
I've only shot it a few times to get an idea of how it feels/kicks. It does move me around more then I thought it would, but 300g SMK"s at 2800fps will do that to you!! We have to get a 44" dewey cleaning rod which should be here real soon before I start load testing.
I have pics, but like I said, on a freinds computer thats kinda slow so I"ll try and get them up later. NOthing real fancy, but it should still be 1000 yard elk/black bear killer with little trouble.
Just thought I'd let you guys know there is another satisfied 338 EDGE owner and SHawn Carlock builds one hell of a rifle.
Thanks once again Shawn. You will continue to have my business.
Yes, yes !!! Be prepared to be impressed. They sure are one hell of a gun !
I am kind of suprised that the gun is pushing you around with recoil ? Did you put a breal on it like most do ? My gun kicks about as much as a light 243 and weighs less than yours. The DE brake is top line for taming a big gun.
Keep us all posted on how it flys !
With each step in the bush, you are a step closer.
Yes we had the DE brake installed, but when you only weigh 140 lbs (soak and wet) yes it still moves me around more then I thought. Not to say it kicks, but I know its more then a .243 level. I would say its about a 270/30-06 level still. I'll definately try and get some pics up of it tomorrow.
Still waiting on the dewey rod. I have a few test loads loaded up ready to fire. Rem brass, CCI 250, 300g SMK, 92 and 93g of H-1000 are due up for testing as soon as the rod gets here. I loaded up the first few at 92g just to get an idea. Havent even shot a group yet, just got it on paper and shot a few rocks at 300 yards. Sure does have one hell of a WHOP!
Will surely let everyone know how it does at distance. The farthest place I have right now is 1150 yards, but you can bet I"ll be seeing how it does at that distance very very soon, with results to follow.