338 edge best groups

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  1. michael A.

    michael A. Well-Known Member

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    i am trying to findout what kind of groups people are seeing with 338 edge. please list your best group size and range, maybe what your setup is. thanks mike
     
  2. royinidaho

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    I don't have a 338 Edge but would figure that group size depend a bit on who put the gun together.

    If the top smiths that are here three shots @ 100 would make pretty much one large hole.;)
     

  3. michael A.

    michael A. Well-Known Member

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    roy
    u are right that is what my DE 338 will do the one hole thing @ 100
    i am trying to set myself a goal for group size at longer distence
    i know there are a lot of different variables that come into play here but i would like to see what other people are able to get with there rifles
     
  4. gamedog

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    Here's some test loads with the 300gr SMK at 100 yards. 94,94.5 and 95 gr test loads. Looks like it likes the 94.5 load . Had 7-8fps spread on the Chrony with this load.
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    These are 250 gr SMK at 100 yards.
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    1400 yard group with the 250 gr SMK.
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  5. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    What powder were you using behind the 300smk and what was the load for the 250smk? Looks like you got it figured out gamedog.
     
  6. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    The 250gr load was 95gr of RE25 @ 2950 fps. The 300gr load was using 94.5 gr of H1000 @ 2870 fps.
     
  7. pressman

    pressman Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking very seriously about getting a 338 edge, but i have a question about the cases. what cases do you use? and how do you do it?
    I hand reload a lot mainly for 223 and 270 which you can just buy the brass for. any information would be helpful
    nice group on the 1400 yard target
     
  8. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    My loads were shot with 300 RUM brass( Remington brand) necked up to 338.
     
  9. Varmint

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    Gamedog how big is the steel plate you are shooting, and how much wind when you shot that group. Thanks Tim
     
  10. gamedog

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    The gong is the bottom of a large propane tank. I think it's around 24".

    The gunsmith who built the rifle actually did the test groups on the gong shooting in a 15-20 mph wind:eek: Montana usually is quit windy:mad:
     
  11. michael A.

    michael A. Well-Known Member

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    nice group gamedog

    anyone else have some groups they want to show off?gun)
     
  12. TMR

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    My standard load is 93 grains of H1000 with a 300gr SMK...velocity is 2870fps out of my 31" barrel. 94 grains shot 2930, but the es was lower (es of 6) with the 93 gr load.The 93 gr load is the left target..94 on the right.[​IMG]

    Here are the rifles....[​IMG]
     
  13. michael A.

    michael A. Well-Known Member

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    those are awsome rifles i really like the way they look
    have you shot them at longer ranges yet?
     
  14. TMR

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    I have shot on paper out to 805yds...It holds just over 1/2 moa at that range. My brother owns the other one and he called me tonight as was shooting clay pigeons at 900 with his. The Edge is a very easy to shoot caliber as you probably already know.:D