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Old 12-21-2011, 03:22 PM
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potential winter project and accompanying trainer

So, as much as i love my .308 i want something better suited for ELR targets and long range hunting so I'm looking at building up a Savage in either .338 RUM or .338 EDGE and I'd also like to build a .22-250 with a fast twist(1:7 or 1:8) barrel built close to the same specs.
This is what I'm thinkin for the .338:
-Stevens 200 donor in .300WM/7mmRem
-McGowen 28" Pac-Nor#7 threaded 5/8"-24TPI
-JP Enterprises Tactical Compensator or APA "Fat Bastard" brake
-Rifle Basix trigger set at 2.5 lbs
-Stockade Elk Stalker stock
-EGW 20MOA base/ Burris Xtreme tactical rings
-SWFA SS16x42
-CDI dbm bottom metal(.338 RUM)

If I go the EDGE route the rifle will be a single shot.
Opinions or thoughts?
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:17 PM
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Re: potential winter project and accompanying trainer

Sounds like a nice build. Here are a couple of suggestions:

1. Upgrade your trigger from Rifle Basix to Jewel. I have two buddies that have had multiple Rifle Basix triggers 'fail'. I have Jewels on two fo my rifles and they have performed flawlessly.

2. Set your trigger to 1.5lbs rather than 2.5

3. Rather than build a 22-250, move up to a 243/6mm cartridge. With a 243/6mm you can shoot better BC bullets.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:44 PM
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Re: potential winter project and accompanying trainer

Another option for a trigger would be the SSS trigger:
Savage Competition Trigger Savage Trigger SSS

Make sure you get a good recoil lug also.
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Old 12-22-2011, 03:27 AM
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Re: potential winter project and accompanying trainer

Forgot to list the stockade .250" recoil lug. I've also considered the Timney trigger, and from what I've ound they don't make a Jewell trigger for the Savages.
The idea of a fast twist 6mm of some flavor has crossed my mind but the .22-250 has quite a bit of potential and is a little cheaper to shoot then a 6mm.
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Old 12-22-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: potential winter project and accompanying trainer

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The idea of a fast twist 6mm of some flavor has crossed my mind but the .22-250 has quite a bit of potential and is a little cheaper to shoot then a 6mm.
Shooting a 22, you will become a wind doping master!
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Old 12-24-2011, 09:24 PM
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Shooting a 22, you will become a wind doping master!
Yep. You just won't believe how much a light wind will push a little .22 cal bullet. Just plain frustrating on gusty days.
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:06 PM
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Re: potential winter project and accompanying trainer

That is one thing i have been taking into consideration about the .22-250 since the places i shoot can have some very bad winds, shooting through valley clearings in the hills.
I have been tossing around the idea of building a .243 WSSM with a 1:8 or 1:7 twist barrel and shoot the 105's and 115's, but it'd have to be a single shot because of feeding issues with the WSSM rounds
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