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Old 10-27-2008, 06:05 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

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I thought the 338 Edge was a long action round?
It is but you can build on a short action if you don't mind it being a single shot and pulling the bolt to eject a loaded round. i'm building one on a old 110 action hope it turns out as good as this one
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Old 10-30-2008, 11:03 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

I'm new here, what case is the 338 edge built off of? I have a Rem 700 action 30-06 bolt face, It would not work then on this case?? sorry if these are dumb questions.
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Old 10-31-2008, 09:29 AM
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I'm new here, what case is the 338 edge built off of? I have a Rem 700 action 30-06 bolt face, It would not work then on this case?? sorry if these are dumb questions.
First welcome aboard there is a lot of great info on here.

The edge is based off of the 300 rum (Remington ultra mag) it's what Remington should have built. the only thing that is done to the case is the neck is stretched out to a 338. Most people including my self are shooting the 300gr smk out of it at about 2850- 2900.

but for the full history go to this link you will find out every thing about the edge there, as Shawn is the guy that built it first
..:efensive Edge - Custom Gunsmithing::..

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:20 AM
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AJ I did not think a Savage could look that good. It seemed like you just picked a load and went out and shot those groups. I wanted to ask, did you get those groups with the first load you tried? Or did you work up loads to get those results.

Yep, I just used the standard load that Shawn recommends and it shot THAT GOOD! With the cost of components, I don't think I'll look any further.

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:21 AM
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I think it was a WSM action to start with. So, no bolt head change. It would be a CRF magnum bolt head.

Geargrinder, you got it right.

Sorry I didn't see these sooner,I was hunting elk in Colo when you guys posted these questions.

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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

I know this has been idle for some time but I have a quick question. I build a similar rifle with the PacNor barrel and was wondering what you did for barrel break in? I'm about to send my first rounds down the tube. Thanks for the inspiration on the build.

John
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Old 08-17-2010, 09:58 PM
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Re: Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

I've built a couple Savage 338 Edge's since the last posts.

On the one I kept, I went against the grain with barrel break-in. I put a patch through it to make sure it was clean. Then I've just been shooting it.

I did all my load development with a dirty barrel.

Got about 50 rounds through it so far and it shoots great. When the groups open up I'll think about cleaning it.
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