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7mm, 300, or 338 RUM?

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Unread 11-29-2007, 06:54 PM
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i had a 15 yr old shoot my edge a couple months ago. he couldn't believe how little it kicked. said it was like shooting a 22. he also said it was a dream come true when he exploded a milk jug at 600.

i'm with GG. deer at 500. get a 308 and put 500 rounds out of it at distance before next year.... they won't stand a chance.
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Unread 11-29-2007, 10:27 PM
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I'm building a off a long action, so I might as well use the space. My stock isn't supposed to arrive for several months still, so I guess I'll just load up the 7mm and practice at longer ranges. Can't wait to try out a custom barrel, stock, bedded, trued action, etc.
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Unread 11-30-2007, 05:19 AM
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338 Edge

Hi I would build a 338 Edge because you can neck up any ultramag case performance and barrel life are awsome. If you are building on a Savage you should use an action with the larger tennon with any case that has a diameter of .550 or larger. I'm not sure the large tennon diameter but I am sure Kirby could help you. You may be able to have the action bored out and single point cut to 1.062" 16tpi the same as a remington I would also fit the barrel like a Remington without the barrel nut using a barrel with a 1.250" knox.

If you are looking at staying with the small thread have a look at a 300 H&H improved or 300STW or for better barrel life a 338STW that would be an awsome rifle for you to shoot. I would also have a good break fitted and wear hearing protection a large magnum WILL damage your hearing ask any of us who have been shooting all our lives I wish electronic ear muffs were available when I was growing up because my hearing has been damaged.

Cheers Bill
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Unread 11-30-2007, 08:48 AM
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ER Shaw lists barrels for the RUM's for Savage's through their custom build section. Doesn't list any warnings about the "tennon". Is this the different shank sizes?
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