Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Equipment Discussions


Reply

338 EDGE

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-18-2004, 08:33 PM
MTM MTM is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SPIRIT LAKE ID.
Posts: 44
338 EDGE

Got my new 338 edge from defensive edge gunsmithing last week. Went to the range with shawn and the frist 3 round out of gun shot a half inch. at a 100 yds. Cleaned it and shot .327 inch group at 300 yds Played at 300 yds 2 or 3 more groups all vary good under inch. Time for the long range shooting said the man. A little check of the weather conditions witch were good. A quick look a the chart and a adjustmemt of 23.25 moa. and the frist shot hit the target a little low and left adding 1 more moa. in elevation and a half moa. to the right. The next 5 shots were in a 5 inch. group at 1140 yds. Did it two more times that day. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img]. the falling week took it out to a 300 yds range good conditions that day and shot many sub 1 inch groups at 300 yds. All i can say is that defensive edge biulds a hell of a gun. : By the way the scope is a nightforce 5.5x22x50 [img]images/icons/cool.gif[/img] Thanks Shawn great gun [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
__________________
MATT M
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-19-2004, 08:35 AM
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,822
Re: 338 EDGE

Matt,
Glad you liked it.
Shawn
__________________
Shawn Carlock

www.defensiveedge.net
1-208-687-2659
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-21-2004, 01:07 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: GF Montana
Posts: 467
Re: 338 EDGE

Wow, that sounds like one Hell of a great Ultra long range hunting gun.
Never understood why Rem made the 338 RUM brass .1" shorter than the 300 & 375.

What is the kick like?
There is an interesting review of this gun at:
Defensive Edge 338 Ultra+

The author shoots 250 grain Sierra MatchKing s. I'm hoping to get good groups in my new 338 RUM with 180gr Nosler Ballistic Tips. Do you know how well your gun shoots 180gr?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-21-2004, 08:22 PM
MTM MTM is offline
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: SPIRIT LAKE ID.
Posts: 44
Re: 338 EDGE

The recoil is less than my model 7 in 260 rem. I am shooting a 300 gr. matchking at 2920 fps. I have not shot any lighter bullets but plan to in a week or two
__________________
MATT M
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-25-2004, 10:29 AM
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,822
Re: 338 EDGE

BigBore,

When I built the first 338 EDGE that you read the article about, I loaded some 200 grain Nosler BT @ 3522 fps out of the 26" tube. I shot a deer at 315 yards with it. The shot was broadside hit a rib on the way in and never exited the deer. Small bullet frags were against the skin on the far side but never penetrated. The inside and most of the front quarter was cranberry sauced. (lesson learned). I never had a chance to get a LR shot maybe the lighter bullets would perform better at distance with the slower speeds. I believe that the Nosler 225 gr Accubond has some promise. I have gotten 3400+ out of the 30" tube, but have yet to field test them.

Shawn
__________________
Shawn Carlock

www.defensiveedge.net
1-208-687-2659
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-25-2004, 11:37 AM
 
Posts: n/a
Re: 338 EDGE

Oh great

Turkey is a cookin and I get bored so I go online

I see this and now what...............I GOTTA HAVE ONE. Where can I find more info on this. What kind of time frame to have on built..

MTM...Thanks for making my mind wonder today [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

Shawn...Expect to hear from me soon

Joe
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-25-2004, 01:04 PM
Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: North Idaho
Posts: 1,822
Re: 338 EDGE

Joe,
Give me a call 1-208-687-5646 or email gunsmith@defensiveedge.net

Shawn
__________________
Shawn Carlock

www.defensiveedge.net
1-208-687-2659
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: 338 EDGE
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Defensive Edge 338 edge vs Idaho Black bear at 1100 yards lamiglas Long Range Hunting & Shooting 17 01-14-2012 08:50 AM
Defensive Edge - 338 Edge Canyon Rifle Shawn Carlock Guns For Sale 16 05-18-2011 08:50 PM
defensive edge 338 edge shooting session lamiglas Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 06-20-2010 09:20 PM
.338 edge dies with micrometer top? and other edge related questions locotrician Reloading 4 01-10-2010 11:15 AM
Resizing edge brass on edge dies nddodd Reloading 7 07-28-2009 04:58 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.04%
66 Votes
NO - 51.46%
106 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 16.50%
34 Votes
Total Votes: 206
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC