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Old 09-20-2008, 05:39 PM
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Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

I finally got all my parts together and slapped it together last night. I went out and did a little barrel brake in this afternoon (11 shots) and I'm more than pleased.

The rifle consists of a Short Action / Large shank Savage Action with Accutrigger.
28" Pac-Nor chambered Super Match SS barrel
SSS machined recoil lug and barrel nut
Defensive Edge 1" 4 port brake.
Joel Russo A5 Laminate stock
Nightforce 3.5x15x50 NXS with NP-R1 reticle
DedNutz one piece scope base/rings.




I shot one group at the end of my session. It measured .362 center to center! The load is the standard 92gr H-1000, CCI 250, 300gr SMK loaded about .010" off lands. Averaged right at 2750 with my CED and Infra red screens. I could shoot this rifle all day, it has very very gentle recoil!




I am very pleased to say the least!

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Old 09-20-2008, 05:46 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

Wow looks nice! I'm considering one of Shawn's light wt customs.

Congratulations.

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:24 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

Nice riig!

Ya shudda moved that dime a little to the right and yuda hit it.
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Old 09-20-2008, 07:28 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

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Wow looks nice! I'm considering one of Shawn's light wt customs.

Congratulations.

Regards,
JohnT

I am certain you won't be disappointed, Shawn does great work, he Teflon coated my 338AM and built/installed the brake on this Savage (both great jobs).

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Old 09-20-2008, 07:29 PM
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Nice riig!

Ya shudda moved that dime a little to the right and yuda hit it.

The way it was shooting tonight, if someone would have held it, I might have been able to hit it!

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Old 09-20-2008, 08:29 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

Real sweet, especially for "slapped together".
I'm impressed, to say the least. How do you like the one-piece base/rings? Any weight savings there, or just sturdier? -- Don
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:42 PM
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Real sweet, especially for "slapped together".
I'm impressed, to say the least. How do you like the one-piece base/rings? Any weight savings there, or just sturdier? -- Don
This is my first experience with the Dednutz system. They seem good and solid. They are very light. After I installed the base, I lapped the rings and installed the scope. With the big muzzle brake, there isn't much recoil, and I expect the rings/base to hold up really well. I used this action/scope for about 300 rounds of 300WSM without a brake and it held perfectly. To tell you the truth, I decided to try them out because they are only around $65, which compares favorably to other options .

It's easy to slap things together once the stock is finished and bedded, the scope is mounted and the muzzle brake is installed. Installing a barrel and driving to the range are pretty easy!

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