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Old 03-20-2010, 09:46 PM
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help me choose

i decided to have kirby make me a gun this will be a seven pound rifle now the choices. Would you pick a 338 ultra or the edge. Also is there anything i should have with this build. All info will be wonderful to have??
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Old 03-20-2010, 09:49 PM
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Re: help me choose

i forgot to say i will be looking at the bullet weight in 225 grain and when bear hunting the big browns i will step up to a heavier bullet.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:24 PM
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Re: help me choose

Either would do well. The further the distance the more IMHO I would lean towards the Edge. Are you planning on going with a brake? I'm assuming your goal is 7 pounds with a scope, not saying it couldn't be done but...
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:42 PM
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Re: help me choose

That would be seven pounds bare rifle. i was looking at which would give me better performence in the 225 grain bullets. But also if i choose to shoot the big 300 i will have a good preformence. I will plan to shoot as far as my skill will let me take a good shot which i know that will get better with time.
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Old 03-21-2010, 05:50 AM
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Re: help me choose

If you are going with a 26" barrel , which I assume you are with your weight restriction , I would build the following 338's:
338 RUM
338 Norma
338 Lapua
If using a 28-30" barrel.
go with the EDGE.

Also, I dont think I would like shooting the 300gr SMK out of a 7# rifle.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:31 AM
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Shooting the 300gr SMK out of a 7# rifle. That's why I asked if your going with a brake, heck even w/lighter bullets it'll have a nasty kick but some handle recoil better than others.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:40 AM
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Re: help me choose

it will have a muzzle brake. My buddy has one in a just under seven pounds with a brake and with 225 it doesnt recoil to bad. My 375 h&h pushes harder and its at eight pounds. with out a brake. But i want the best preformance i can get.
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