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Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

 
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Old 11-17-2006, 05:54 PM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Still waiting on pictures.......
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Old 11-19-2006, 09:20 PM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Sorry! Been hunting. I got all excited about the hunting and forgot all about the pictures. I am using a hosting site for the first time so bear with me.

Here is a picture of the rifle. It is not really finished so to speak as I plan on dipping it after the season. Right now it is terribly dirty since I have not had time to clean it yet!!



Here is a picture of the target I spoke of before. I do not know if you can read the calipers or not?


And here is the only thing I have pulled the trigger on so far. The other side is pretty ugly as the 300gr SMK is sort of overkill for the coyote sized game! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] It was not a long range shot but, he was about 150yard trotting away from me.
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Old 11-19-2006, 10:07 PM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Qzilla,

How much does that rig weigh? Thinking about changing my STW over to an Edge.
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:28 PM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Very nice Qzila! Thanks for sharing. I'm always interested in what the other EDGE's out there look like.

I really like your radial fluting. I almost went that route, but got the traditional fluting instead.

I'm really happy with my EDGE also. It seems like I just can't miss with this rifle. I've shot all the way out to 1449 yards so far. I'm working up to 2000 yards. Only problem is, I've got to find a place to shoot that far. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-20-2006, 08:52 PM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Rifle-looks-awesome.

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Old 11-21-2006, 12:18 AM
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My rig weighed 14lbz 13oz as jsut a rifle and scope with a mag full of ammo. I have not weighed it with the bipod or the sling yet.

I will say that it is heavier than I was used to carrying. I have about a 10-15lb pack including rattling horns and my average walk is at least 1 mile and it always seems to be uphill. I have cussed the rifle more than once on the hike in but, once I catch my breath I feel really confident that I have it sitting on the bluff with me. I would much rather do a little more work knwoing that anything inside 1000 yards is pretty much dead than hoping I can get them within 500 yards to be that confident with my other rifles.

I went with the radial fluting first and foremost because it is cool looking and pretty different than most rifles. I also wanted to shave as much weight as Shawn thought he could.

I own some nice rifles and some accurate rifles but, this is the first one that I am almost over confident with. Starting Wednesday I will be in South Texas and I normally shoot my 257 WBY because there is not too much long range stuff but, I plan on field testing it quiet a bit although most will be relatively short range.

I plan on killing a Javelina or Hog at 500+ depending on what range I can get on one of the pipelines?


I will also say that the work Shawn did is pretty awesome. I had a friend build a 338 Lapua Imp with a local gun builder and we went and shot today. His gun is nice and it shoots well but, once we started stretching our legs he was pretty embarresed to say the least. We really did not shoot group size and I am not sure how good he actually is with the rifle but, he is not a happy camper right now!

I think the gun Shawn put together just happens to be the right combination. From barrel length to contour and the load work up. It just flat works and there is no way to really argue that.

My second 338 EDGE (an exact twin) should be here any day now and I am excited to see if it shoots the same way.

Also while we are here I want to comment on the Nightforce Scopes.

First I will argue that there is better glass out there. I have the 8-32 NXS and it has nice glass but my high dollar Zeiss (Diavari) and my Swarovski has much better glass in them. In low light and at both ends of the power spetrum both the Zeiss and Swaro are noticably more crisp and bright.

My NXS seems to be best in the 14-24 range. Don't get me wrong I feel it is much better than the Leupolds and similar type scopes and at least as good as my Zeiss Conquest stuff.

I also feel that the parallax adjustment could use some work.

Now the NXS has the best tracking system on the windage and elevation that I have ever seen. I have never had a scope that will return precisely to zero or track the adjustments like the NXS does. To me this makes it the only scope I will use.

It also seems to be much more rugged. Where I hunt is pretty rough country and I hunt a lot and move a lot. Inevitably I will bump the gun and or scope at some point during a hunt. Luckily I can shoot at my house and I check my zero on a regular basis. It seems most of my other scopes need a slight adjustment to be dead on while the NXS has never moved and I have already bumped it pretty good chasing a big buck through the bluffs!

I am also willing to bet that the 5.5-22 might be a little better comparison and I plan on putting one on another gun Shawn is doing for me.

So I am not knocking it at all. I think that they are great scopes and overall I am very happy with it.

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Old 11-21-2006, 09:40 AM
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Re: Another Satisfied 338 Edge Owner

Can someone give me the lowdown on the 338 Edge cartridge? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
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