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Unread 02-09-2013, 10:22 AM
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Need a Gunsmith /advice

I have a .300 WM on a remy action. It is a complete custom McMillan A5 adjustable lop and cheek weld, Kreiger #10 MTU 28", Timney Trigger. Aftermarket Bolt knob. It is a heavy beast I built for prone shooting ELR at steel. This thing is a hammer easy 1/4 rifle with hand loads and it's my first bolt gun. In a couple years I want to go on a bear hunt but don't have a good rifle for it. I can bring the WM but I don't want to lug around a 16 pound rifle.

I want to have a lighter 300 WM probably build it off Savage parts for bear hunting and build a 338 for smacking steel ELR. I have narrowed it down to 338 Edge or 338 Norma Mag.

I want to have a repeater fed from a DMB with a capacity of 5 rounds.

Best case I sell the remy and hope I can get $2k for it. Use my tax return to build a 338 Norma Mag based on a stiller tac 338 and a "cheap" 300 WM. If that doesn't work out I'd like to use my remy as a doner and chamber it in edge.

Who would be a good smith who wont have a 6 month wait after I already waited 4 months on the Kreiger barrel. Also is there a DBM I can use with a COAL of 3.9 inch to really get the edge moving. I would also like to have the barrel salt bath nitrated.

I could also build the Edge off a savage action and stick it in a Mcree chassis but I don't know if I can get a magazine in the mcree that will allow a 3.9 COAL.
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    Unread 02-09-2013, 07:38 PM
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    I have a .300 WM on a remy action. It is a complete custom McMillan A5 adjustable lop and cheek weld, Kreiger #10 MTU 28", Timney Trigger. Aftermarket Bolt knob. It is a heavy beast I built for prone shooting ELR at steel. This thing is a hammer easy 1/4 rifle with hand loads and it's my first bolt gun. In a couple years I want to go on a bear hunt but don't have a good rifle for it. I can bring the WM but I don't want to lug around a 16 pound rifle.

    I want to have a lighter 300 WM probably build it off Savage parts for bear hunting and build a 338 for smacking steel ELR. I have narrowed it down to 338 Edge or 338 Norma Mag.

    I want to have a repeater fed from a DMB with a capacity of 5 rounds.

    Best case I sell the remy and hope I can get $2k for it. Use my tax return to build a 338 Norma Mag based on a stiller tac 338 and a "cheap" 300 WM. If that doesn't work out I'd like to use my remy as a doner and chamber it in edge.

    Who would be a good smith who wont have a 6 month wait after I already waited 4 months on the Kreiger barrel. Also is there a DBM I can use with a COAL of 3.9 inch to really get the edge moving. I would also like to have the barrel salt bath nitrated.

    I could also build the Edge off a savage action and stick it in a Mcree chassis but I don't know if I can get a magazine in the mcree that will allow a 3.9 COAL.
    You might call Chad Dixon, he can do so pretty miraculous turnarounds with excellent results if you need it rather quickly.
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    Unread 02-09-2013, 09:16 PM
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    I think you are pushing the build time,whats the rush. One thought,you already have a target rig,just get a 338, whatever for bear hunt.I shot a 340wby for 20 +.Or watch the classifieds here. I have for years and you can find anything. I just picked up a full custom norma on here,for less than a build .
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    You might call Chad Dixon, he can do so pretty miraculous turnarounds with excellent results if you need it rather quickly.
    Thanks for the info. I don't "need" it quickly I just dont want to be waiting on my stick for a year.
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    I think you are pushing the build time,whats the rush. One thought,you already have a target rig,just get a 338, whatever for bear hunt.I shot a 340wby for 20 +.Or watch the classifieds here. I have for years and you can find anything. I just picked up a full custom norma on here,for less than a build .
    I want a 388 to go to a mile and beyond and hunt LR, the 300 I want to use for a walk around rifle for bear hunting. in other words I have need of a rifle thats practical for hunt but that can also lay the smack down on anything in north America. I also want a 338 to put the smack down on steel/rocks really really far away. I hear what you are saying though.
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    I have both.I have a light 7-2 oz.bare packer and a heavier rig gun.Both Normas love them.
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    I have both.I have a light 7-2 oz.bare packer and a heavier rig gun.Both Normas love them.
    Are they built on standard actions? I thought about doing a 338 NM using my current action that's already been trued. I hear conflicting reports of the safety of this set up.
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    Re: Need a Gunsmith /advice

    Good, cheap, short lead times are tough--don't know anyone that fits that request.
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