Re: 338 edge minimum barrel length ?
this is going to be a strictly lr hunting rifle, not carried too far.
i lugged a 338 win mag this year, while still hunting tracks in the snow. got off 2 shots in the thick stuff, but deflections off brush, had me killing aspen trees..
i have other rifles for normal carrying when trapsing around the mountains, but no lr heavy dedicated artillery piece.
this will be it.
we are also building a 300 rum for a secondary rifle.
another laminated stock but built with portabilty in mind.