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Old 05-24-2010, 09:49 PM
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Need advice on Edge donor action

I have an oppurtunity to purchase a Remington BDL in 300 win mag. Will the boltface work as is, or will it require machining? Action lenght should be adequate? Anyone have any better ideas as far as actions for the 338 Edge?

At 400 I think its a good deal. What say the masses?

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Old 05-24-2010, 10:02 PM
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Re: Need advice on Edge donor action

It should work just fine. Bolt face is just what you need. I wish I was building and edge right now
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:27 PM
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In my opinion a remington action may not be ideal for an edge. If you want to shoot a long 300 SMK or berger or any other long bullet you barely have room in an extended magazine box for the 338 rum and in my opinion its still really not enough to be able to seat your bullet out there and make use of your case. with the longer edge case you just have to seat your bullet deeper in the case and take up most of the extra powder capacity you have gained by going with the edge. So in my opinion go with the 338 rum and save money on the brass and dies. thats just my experience with the bigger 338's. Unless you want to go single shot then improve the edge and have a real beast haha
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Old 05-25-2010, 01:40 PM
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In my opinion a remington action may not be ideal for an edge. If you want to shoot a long 300 SMK or berger or any other long bullet you barely have room in an extended magazine box for the 338 rum and in my opinion its still really not enough to be able to seat your bullet out there and make use of your case. with the longer edge case you just have to seat your bullet deeper in the case and take up most of the extra powder capacity you have gained by going with the edge. So in my opinion go with the 338 rum and save money on the brass and dies. thats just my experience with the bigger 338's. Unless you want to go single shot then improve the edge and have a real beast haha
This is true but all you have to do is buy a wyyat's extended box mag from midway for right around $29.00 and install it yourself as it comes with the instillatioin instructions included. Then yopu can seat your 300 grainers on out their.
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In my opinion a remington action may not be ideal for an edge. If you want to shoot a long 300 SMK or berger or any other long bullet you barely have room in an extended magazine box for the 338 rum and in my opinion its still really not enough to be able to seat your bullet out there and make use of your case. with the longer edge case you just have to seat your bullet deeper in the case and take up most of the extra powder capacity you have gained by going with the edge. So in my opinion go with the 338 rum and save money on the brass and dies. thats just my experience with the bigger 338's. Unless you want to go single shot then improve the edge and have a real beast haha
If you read my post again you will see that even with the extended magazine box the 338 RUM barely fits with a longer bullet. the extended magazine box is only about 1/10 on an inch longer and then you have to get your bolt stop milled so that you can pull your bolt back long enough to catch the next round out of the magazine.
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If you read my post again you will see that even with the extended magazine box the 338 RUM barely fits with a longer bullet. the extended magazine box is only about 1/10 on an inch longer and then you have to get your bolt stop milled so that you can pull your bolt back long enough to catch the next round out of the magazine.

OOoops... Okay now i've read it I installed my own extended box and i can tell you that it makes a big difference . Like you already mentioned the "bolt stop " has to be milled inorder for the bolt to come back far enough to catch the back of the shell that's what made me realize just how much further I can seat OUT my bullet ! I used a table grinder to "mill " my bolt stop it doesn't take a rocket engineer to do it .

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By the time you pay for the action, then pay to have it trued, a new extracter put inthe bolt, the wyatts extended box you might as well just get a borden or other quality reciever that comes with all of that. It'll cost the same or less. I have a 700 that kirby is building an edge on right now and if the rifle hadn't been given to me I would have surely went to a custom action. Also you don't have to wait to have your smith true a batch of 700 actions, thats the reason kirby stopped biulding on the 700.
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