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Old 02-16-2011, 11:55 PM
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338 edge savage finished

I have been working on this for a while trying to pick some pieces here and there. I robbed the stock off of my short action 300wsm and re inlet-ed, installed a new front pillar, then bedded and re painted it. I used a older savage flat back, small shank, RUM action. I installed a target accutrigger and tuned it to just under 1 lb. And in stalled a carbon fiber tension barrel. I finally got to shoot it last week and am very happy with the results (Under .5 moa with all loads tried some well under .5) all loaded at 3.775 coal for the mag box with 300 smks. I have worked it up to 93gr of retumbo with no pressure sings yet.
Over all weight is 10.5lb with scope and sling no bi-pod. Recoil is really pleasant with no muzzle rise just straight back.

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Savage action
Lone Wolf palma master carbon fiber stock
29" Mcgowan 338 edge barrel #4 pacnor contour then turned down a bit more to reduce weight.
1.25" baffle style muzzle brake modified for tension barrel
1.25" carbon Fiber tension tube
EGW 20moa base
Burris extreme rings low
Bushnell 6500 elite 4-30x50 Jury is still out on this one.
Flush mount sling swivels
stockade custom bottom metal
Accuracy mags 338 lapua mag modified
all work and paint done by me.
The black you see on the stock is actually the woven carbon fiber showing through a clear coat. You cant really see it in the pic






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Old 02-17-2011, 12:36 AM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

That is a beautiful rifle. Can you give me a little more info on the carbon fiber tube? And the carbon fiber showing through the camo really sets it off. Absolutely beautiful rifle, if it was left handed i would be making you an offer.
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Old 02-17-2011, 01:18 AM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

wicked looking rifle i think my next build is going to be off of a savage action. I have heard nothing but good things and you can't beat the price!
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:30 PM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

How do you like the Stockade bottom metal, fit/finish, how do the mags fit? I need to buy bottom metal and have been trying to decide between Stockade and CDI. I haven't been able to find much info on the Stockade DBM so any info would be appreciated.

Thanks, Johnny
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Old 02-17-2011, 07:47 PM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

Thanks.
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How do you like the Stockade bottom metal, fit/finish, how do the mags fit? I need to buy bottom metal and have been trying to decide between Stockade and CDI. I haven't been able to find much info on the Stockade DBM so any info would be appreciated.

Thanks, Johnny
I like the stockade a lot. I think if I was going to choose one for a short action and a standard size and shape stock I would go with a CDI as the finish is a bit better. However he built this one for the mag I sent him (he had not built one this big before). It is very tunable and has a lot of adjustment for depth of the mag. I do not think any other bottom metal would have worked for this particular build (not any I have seen anyhow). It came in raw aluminum. The cdi is anodized and looks a bit cleaner. I would buy another one for these if I was building an edge or lapua.
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Old 02-18-2011, 12:36 PM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

That is a VERY nice looking rig. It is one you can certainly be proud to have put together yourself! Those Savage actions are growing on me more and more.
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:25 PM
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Re: 338 edge savage finished

Looks oddly familiar...

Very nicely done all around. I'm still a little torn about the barrel... I take it light weight was more of a driving factor than heat dissipation? How did you manage a 1.25" dia. barrel and still have a barrel nut on there, or was the nut custom built as well?
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