338 EDGE Build

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jeffro, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. jeffro

    jeffro Well-Known Member

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    Im in the process of building a 338 EDGE. I want a finished 30in barrel. Im trying to gather info before I order a barrel. Im wondering if anyone will share thier specs, of thier rifle with me. IE: barrel brand, twist rate, rifleing type, and if known final wieght of thier rifle with the contour they have chosen. I have been doing a lot of reserch, but would like to get some responces from some longrangehunting.com guys. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    28" #7 Fluted Mike Rock 1-9.4 twist 5R Rifling. 19lbs fully loaded. 5.5-22x50 Nightforce 40X Trigger, Tubb Lug,Nightforce 20MOA Base, Burris Signature Rings, Eagle Pack with RedMan 338 Mod. McMillan A-5 with Adjustable Lop and Cheekpiece.
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  3. jeffro

    jeffro Well-Known Member

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    Did you go with the 1-9.4 twist for subsonic stabilization.
     
  4. VSSF

    VSSF Well-Known Member

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    Supposed to do better with the 300gr. bullets.
     
  5. jeffro

    jeffro Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else have any 338 info they would like to share.
     
  6. GNERGY

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    Mine is a 338 Ultra mag with 30 inch Broughton, heavy palma contour 9.3 twist 5C with Jim See's muscle brake on it. The barreled action weighs 9.5 lbs.
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    I got the stock bedded and sanded but it still has to be cleared. So it hasn't been shot yet.
    Tarey
     
  7. locotrician

    locotrician Banned

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    my edge is still in parts but my component list is as follows :
    Broughton 5C 1:9 twist heavy palma @30 inches may cut to 28
    R700 Action
    badger lug
    badger knob
    4 port muscle brake with top slot
    Manners T5A stock
    Nightforce NSX 5.5-22x56
    Seekins DBM for .338 lapua
    mounts are yet to be decided as i want the ken farrell setup but the rings are always out of stock so it may be nightforce or leupy mark 4's
     
  8. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    VSSF, great looking rig. Doesn't look like it would be 19 pounds but looks can be deceiving.
     
  9. MG386

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    are there any downsides of 5r rifling on an edge? also, what twist would work best with the new bergers?
     
  10. locotrician

    locotrician Banned

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    Downside to the 5 c rifling ? Well most guys are getting a little more velocity out of them in the same length barrell , there is no guarauntee of this but but it is common from what I have read , not really a down side though and as far as twist I would say 1:9.3 or faster
     
  11. TAP

    TAP Well-Known Member

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    My Edge specs are as follows:

    28" Lilja #7 contour w/1 in 10 twist
    Manners MCS-T stock
    Nightforce 5.5x22 scope
    Wyatt extended box mag
    Gre-Tan striker upgrade
    Nightforce Ultralight rings
    Badger 20 MOA rail
    Rem 700 action
    PK brake

    It has no problem stabilizing the 300 gn Sierra's
    Scope and rifle together weigh in at 13.5lbs.
     
  12. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    TAP, nice list of components do you have any pics?
     
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  13. RJ338

    RJ338 Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to find any downside to the 5R rifling, they don't foul as easy, breakin fast and shoot fast. I guess if those are three strikes, then you should count them out! Personally I find those attributes to work for me, and so does the 9.3 twist!
     
  14. 300rum

    300rum Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    My setup is:
    338 EDGE rifle
    700 Rem LA
    Rock Crick 30" barell
    1-9.4 twist
    ATRS Muzzle Brake
    HS Precision stock Whyat Extended Magazine
    Harris Bipod 9-12in
    NF NSX 8-32x56 NPR-R1 scope
    Badger 20MOA Rail
    18lb fully loaded
    92gr H1000 CCI 250M 300SMK 3.768 0.003 of land 2840fps
    Shots 0.75in group at 200yrd of bipod
    and 5inch group at 1024yrd (as you see it spreads on horizontal due to wind fluctuation - I did not hold for wind)
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    group at 1024 yrd
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    0.75in at 200yrds off bipod
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    and here another one at 200yrds
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