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Unread 09-12-2010, 01:25 AM
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This my first venture into the Magnum world. I was doing some research for a buddy on a good long range elk cartridge. I surf the web and read alot ballistic tables and articles. In my humble opinion the 338 edge would be hard to beat. So one day this spring I was kicking around a local shop and saw Remmy 700 BDL embellished in 338 RUM NIB for $650. It's not an edge but at that price I decided to roll the dice and see if it would shoot.
I skim bedded it in a B&C A-2 stock, adjusted the trigger to 2 1/2#, mounted a VX-III 6.5-20 with a EGW mount. After doing some load development the rifle was shooting under 5/8" at 100. But it was screaming for a brake.
I sent the rifle to Kevin Cram and he installed a Muscle brake, tac. bolt knob and a dura coat job. Kevin also sold me Sightron S-III 6-24LRMD for this project.
Now I'm back to load development and it's very promising.
4 shot groups at 100yrds, H-1000, rem 7 1/2m, remmy brass, Nosler 225gr AB's.
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    Unread 09-12-2010, 01:30 AM
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    Here's a pic of the rifle.
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    Re: 338 rum

    Congratulations!

    Very nice looking and shooting great!!!
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    Nie rifle very good way to get started for sure! Have you tested the load past 200 yards yet? If not I would give it a try and see if all your work has realy paid off. Its one great looking rifle
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    Nie rifle very good way to get started for sure! Have you tested the load past 200 yards yet? If not I would give it a try and see if all your work has realy paid off. Its one great looking rifle
    I got one group shot before the wind got whipping.
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    As far as elk hunting goes the 338-300 ultramag or edge as you call it and the 338 ultramag are the same thing since they do the exact same thing in the field and fill the exact same niche. Both are great starter rifles to get you into the big 338's if you have a standard magnum action lying around as a donor. Then if you like it and want to advance up the ladder toward the top you can spend the money for a custom big time 338 off the 378 wby case or the 416 rigby case. Then you really say wow!
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    Re: 338 rum

    My 338 RUM loves 98g of H1000.
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