hi all, new here,but lurked alot.
i am having a 338 edge made up by my local machinist/gunsmith buddy.
i am going to take apart my remmy 8mm mag and rebarrel to 338 edge.
talked to shawn and got his input on what to do ie, wyatt's mag box, etc..
but i forgot to ask what he thought on barrel length.
so what's the minimum barrel length you would suggest getting ?
i am having a benchmark s.s. 1/10 twist barrel made, as a number 7 lilja contour.
when it get's here we are going to cut the fluting, and an extra chunk of s.s. barrel will be included for a muzzle brake
i am thinking for my heavy, take out of the truck, set up legal distance off the road, and shoot at elk on the oak brush mountain sides, that 28 inches will do.
or should i go 30 inches plus muzzle brake ?
shawn suggested 300 grainers, but i am leaning towards 210 grain barnes triple shocks. i want the velocity and killing power of a t.s., and after i settle on a load, send my 6.5-20x50 30mm luppy back to leupold for the custom turrets.
it will all be bedded in a boyd's laminated thumbhole stock with a 25 moa one piece base with luppy 30mm prw's (?) weaver style rings.
i think this will suffice for my intended use, but what barrel length do you all suggest ?
thanks guys, great site so far.
and happy thanksgiving.