I just got my new rifle back from the gunsmith. Its a Remington 700 chambered for 338 Edge with a 32" 1 in 10 twist McGowan barrel, Defensive Edge brake, adjusted factory trigger, Leupold Long Range Scope
with a 40 MOA Nightforce rail, Warne scope rings. It has a Bell and Carlson Varminter stock that the entire length of the action has been bed, other than the magazine hole, with Brownells Steel Bed. The barrel has not been bed, just free floated. The barrel has a 1.25" shank thats 5" long to a straight taper to .810". I've only tried one load so far but the accuracy seems way off. The load I'm using is the one favored by Shawn Carlock. I believe its 94 gr. H1000 on a CCI 250 primer pushing a Sierra 300 SMK. The rifle will not shoot under 4" at 100 yards and it seems, for the most part that I'm getting horizontal stringing of the shots. I'm pretty much set on the 300 SMK's, but I'm open to any other load suggestions and gun mods. I'm pulling my hair out here and any help would be greatly appreciated.