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Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

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Unread 03-28-2010, 08:35 PM
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Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

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I am thinking that a new barrel is inevitable and hopefully it won't cost too much since I blew most of my wad on what I've got now. I can't figure out why it fouls so bad. I try to keep run-out under 0.002". I will try loosening the screws. I don't have a torque wrench that indicates under 20# so I will just have to go by feel I guess.

It would be well worth your money IMO to run to sears and by a craftsman inch pounds tourqe wrench I think there around $50 or so.


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    Unread 03-28-2010, 08:46 PM
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    Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

    With the excessive fouling I would spend $30.00 and give Tubbs Final finish a try. I tried it on a Savage 116 with great results. The barrel fouls much less now and groups have shrunk.
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    Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

    Sounds like a barrel issue to me if it is copper fouling that bad. I built my Edge with a 30 inch Broughton and have never had any copper fouling in it. My rifle was a Rem 700P and I used to get quite a bit of copper out of it, but I wouldn't be too happy if my custom barrel was doing it.
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    Unread 03-29-2010, 12:32 AM
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    No need to mention barrel maker, but I had the same issue with a barrel. It shot horrible and would not stop copper fouling. I talked to the manufacture and they had me send the gun to them. After they bore scoped it, the replaced the barrel and said they had a bad lot of steel around the time mine was built.

    The new one stopped Fouling in 5 shoots and to this day does not hold copper and shoots like a Dream. 3 out of 5 shots were hits on a 18X18 steel plate at 1500yrds today. Took two rounds to get elevation corrected.

    I would give them a call and see what they have to say. They may just help you out. I would call them first before a shot Tubs FF down the bore that will void all warranties for sure on a custom barrel!

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    Unread 03-29-2010, 05:22 AM
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    Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

    sounds like your having the same dramas as me mate.... i just dunno why mine wont shoot under 1-1.5 MOA....

    Im trying different powder and bullets this week to see if things change, but so far i have zero luck with the 300SMK and H1000...

    i havnt played with the action bolts torque either, you blokes reckon it makes that much of a difference as opposed to just tight by feel
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    Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

    yeah it does how many rounds down the barrel
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    Re: Any last ditch effort advice on this 338 Edge?

    If you haven't done so already i would start with the obvious . Check your bedding and or free floating ; barrel torque action screw torque, are your rings lapped too much ? Is your scope slipping in the lapped rings ? Try other bullets powder and primers , check the consistency of your ammo. Are both your lugs making good contact ? If all this Is eliminated re barrel.

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