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Old 11-03-2010, 12:02 AM
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New .338RUM pack rifle

I have been shooting a .338 Edge now for some time and love the performance that it offers for long range shooting.
This rifle is however quite heavy and although I have back packed it into some remote hunting areas it is realy not suited to being an all round rifle.
Where it fails is when I bump into a big sambar stag and have to try and shoot it off hand. Simply impractical to shoot a 15lb rifle with 30" barrel off hand with a 22 power scope.

What I need is a standard weight rifle with 90% the performance of the Edge. So I have collected a few bits and peices and will be getting Geoff Grenfell from Bendigo to put it all together.

The rifle will be chambered in .338 RUM and sport a 26.5" #4 Pac-Nor stainless match barrel. Out front is a D.E. 3 port brake.

Donor action is a Chromolly Remington 700 action from a fairly new 7mm Rem Mag that had a defective factory chamber. Stock is simply a Boyds laminate.

Scope is a light weight Bushnell 2.5-16X sitting on a EGW rail and Burris tactical rings. This should to be one of the cheapest builds going, but should also be the right tool for the job.

That being, a standard weight rifle capable of applying plenty of thump way out yonder while at the same time, be handy enough to drop a running stag at 50 yards in thick scrub.

I will post a few photo's in a few weeks when it is done.
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Old 11-04-2010, 11:59 AM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

.338 Norma Magnum,fits in standard long action recievers
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Old 11-04-2010, 02:11 PM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

Looking forward to the pics.

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:00 PM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

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.338 Norma Magnum,fits in standard long action recievers
How do they go with a standard Remington magnum bolt face?

Don't they have to open up the face and then fit an alternate extractor of some sort? ie like a .338 Lapua does?

Would a .338 Norma Mag, feed OK from a standard Remington magazine or would it require an aftermarket box magazine?
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:09 PM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

This review might help

http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/338-norma-review-1.php

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Old 11-04-2010, 06:18 PM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

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How do they go with a standard Remington magnum bolt face?

Don't they have to open up the face and then fit an alternate extractor of some sort? ie like a .338 Lapua does?

Would a .338 Norma Mag, feed OK from a standard Remington magazine or would it require an aftermarket box magazine?

Sorry,I must clearify that it is a magnum long action not a factory ultra mag action or lapua action.
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Old 11-04-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: New .338RUM pack rifle

Sounds like a sweet build let us know how she shoots.
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