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338 long range questions?

Hi guys, I am looking at making a long range 338 hunting rifle. mostly for elk and ocasionally white tail. I live in canada so the prices may seem higher but I am looking at $2300 to build a 338 edge and then the price of a stock on top of that, and bedding. so probably right around $3000 for a edge built on a model 700 action, (30" rock creek barrel in heavy contour,with brake)

I can buy a HS precision HTR in 338 lapua for about $3800 brand new.

I am also thinking of going full custom and buying a aftermarket action to make a 338 lapua with detachable mag. what actions would you guys reccomend?

It is a real pain trying to get a 338 up here as everyone is trying to sell me a sako trg for $4500 and i can't bring myself to spend that much.....
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    Unread 12-28-2009, 06:14 PM
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

    If you can build a custom rifle in either 338 Edge or 338 Lapua - that would be the way I would go. Can't see any advantage of the HS/HTR that would warrant an additional $800; but then different styles appeal to different shooters.
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

    If you can, go custom. I would go with Borden Timberline Magnum receiver.
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

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    Hi guys, I am looking at making a long range 338 hunting rifle. mostly for elk and ocasionally white tail. I live in canada so the prices may seem higher but I am looking at $2300 to build a 338 edge and then the price of a stock on top of that, and bedding. so probably right around $3000 for a edge built on a model 700 action, (30" rock creek barrel in heavy contour,with brake)

    I can buy a HS precision HTR in 338 lapua for about $3800 brand new.

    I am also thinking of going full custom and buying a aftermarket action to make a 338 lapua with detachable mag. what actions would you guys reccomend?

    It is a real pain trying to get a 338 up here as everyone is trying to sell me a sako trg for $4500 and i can't bring myself to spend that much.....
    Hi,

    I build my 338edge from a 300rum, burned the barel, and replaced it with 30in Rock Crick heavy contour. The rifle is a little bit to heavy, so if you can go on 30in LIja you could go around 15lb rifle.
    Go Edge all the way, and use 300SMK, because is not worth the extra money for 338Lapua.
    I love my edge and never lock back.
    What part of Canada are you from? I'm from Alberta.
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    Unread 12-28-2009, 09:51 PM
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

    I built my 338 Lapua on a Rem 700 Action with a Rock Creek barrel carbon wrapped by ABS. Also I went with the Seekin Detachable box Magazine that will take a 3.9" over all length

    Mine wieghs about 12 pounds scope included


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    Unread 12-29-2009, 09:04 AM
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

    I live near sylvan lake, Who did u get to make your edge?
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    Unread 12-29-2009, 12:48 PM
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    Re: 338 long range questions?

    I'm assuming Sylvan Lake in central Alberta, Canada. If so then Shawn Carlock who developed the 338 Edge is in Idaho and maybe the closest smith to you and an excellent one. In any event here's his Website link with telephone number, email address and business address as well as info on Edge.

    ..:efensive Edge - Custom Gunsmithing::..
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