Originally Posted by cash338rum
New guy on limited budget thinking on a longrange gun. I am going to start with Stevens 200 action. Want to know if anyone has built a 338 edge???? Hoping to do so with 300 win mag action looking to change trigger and barrel and stock just need some imput... Other option is 25-06 ackley or 6-284 what are your thoughts thanks so much, this is a great forum for shooters. Corey
A Savage- Edge is doable. I'm planning on putting an Edge on my Savage. If you start with a 300win, the 388 Edge is as easy as switching out the barrel. A prefit Shilen is $225-270 depending on CM or Stainless.
As for the stock, I would go with a B&C Medalist or one of the Stockade Stocks. I just put a Stockade Tactical(A5 Clone) on mine. Both have internal aluminum bedding blocks, not just pillars. Both are about $200.
For the trigger, if you are starting with a Stevens. You can put an adjustable Savage (pre-accutrigger) on for very cheap. Or, a SSS trigger for about $85.
The only downside of the Edge on a Savage/Stevens is it will need to be single shot. The mag isn't big enough for an Edge, especially with a 300g SMK or 265g RBBT. It's gonna be the cheapest Edge out there.