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Building a 338

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Old 08-27-2011, 06:29 PM
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Building a 338

Wanting to build a 338 edge or lapua........
Would like input on barrel twist plan on shooting 300gr bullets....
338 lapua is common in many places and the brass is costly but good....
338 Edge is a wildcat but both are close and using 300 rum brass which is easier to afford..
What barrel would you go with?
The action is Rem from 300 rum...
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Old 08-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Re: Building a 338

I would have Shawn build you a new 338 edge p+
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Old 08-28-2011, 09:37 AM
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Re: Building a 338

Also interested in this build! I too have a 300 RUM action I could use when the barrel takes a dump!

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http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...4-build-83765/ - Build Thread
http://www.longrangehunting.com/foru...-284-a-124876/ - Gun Pictures/Ongoing Shooting Thread
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Old 08-28-2011, 12:16 PM
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Re: Building a 338

I would do an Edge Broughton Brux Krieger come to mind for barrels I would do a 9.3 Twist to a 10 Twist I would also look into a Wyott extended box.
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Old 08-28-2011, 10:03 PM
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Re: Building a 338

E Wallace thank you for the information.......
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Old 08-28-2011, 11:31 PM
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Re: Building a 338

IMO, the first thing that needs to be answered is how long of a barrel do you want this to have. If you don't want anything much longer than 26inches then I think your best choice would be a 338RUM.

If you are looking to have something built in the 28-30 inch range it would be hard to look past the 338Edge and now that Shawn Carlock has his 338 edge +P up and running it would be very difficult to not jump on that.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:24 AM
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Re: Building a 338


Here are some of the results you can get using a Broughton tube. I am more than happy with it. It just shoots like a Laser.
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