338 EDGE is here!!!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by remingtonman_25_06, Jan 28, 2008.

  1. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    My dad and I"s 338 EDGE has arrived. I got an e=mail from Shawn saying it was done and to come pick it up. We picked it up about a week ago. We built it off a REM 700 LSS that was originally a 300 RUM. Shawn installed a 28" Hart stainless fluted sendero contour w/brake. We kept the LSS stock due to funds. Original trigger worked down to a crisp 1.75# that breaks like glass. We have a Leupold 6.5-20x50 LR scope on top. We also have the cosine angle indicator for canyon shots and a bubble level. With harris bi-pod sling, ammo, and all, it probly weighs close to 12.5-13 lbs. We also purchased the Swaro 1500 to take full advantage of this rifle, our Nikon 800's just wont cut it anymore.

    I've only shot it a few times to get an idea of how it feels/kicks. It does move me around more then I thought it would, but 300g SMK"s at 2800fps will do that to you!! We have to get a 44" dewey cleaning rod which should be here real soon before I start load testing.

    I have pics, but like I said, on a freinds computer thats kinda slow so I"ll try and get them up later. NOthing real fancy, but it should still be 1000 yard elk/black bear killer with little trouble.

    Just thought I'd let you guys know there is another satisfied 338 EDGE owner and SHawn Carlock builds one hell of a rifle.

    Thanks once again Shawn. You will continue to have my business.
     
  2. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Sounds awesome. Do you have, or are you going to, put a brake on it?
     

  3. cash338rum

    cash338rum Well-Known Member

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    Hey Remingtonman 25 06

    Born and raised in Pendleton live in 3 cities would love to see the edge I am planning one as we speak. Sounds Awesome. Email pic cjashbeck@hotmail.comgun)
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

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    J,

    Glad you guys like it. Let us all know how it works at distance for you.
     
  5. Down Under Hunter

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    Yes, yes !!! Be prepared to be impressed. They sure are one hell of a gun !

    I am kind of suprised that the gun is pushing you around with recoil ? Did you put a breal on it like most do ? My gun kicks about as much as a light 243 and weighs less than yours. The DE brake is top line for taming a big gun.

    Keep us all posted on how it flys !

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  6. sambo3006

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    Have you seen him? He has to run circles in the shower just to get wet! Just kidding, I hope it works out well for you, Rem man. Welcome to the 338 cal club. We do need pics!
     
  7. remingtonman_25_06

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    Yes we had the DE brake installed, but when you only weigh 140 lbs (soak and wet) yes it still moves me around more then I thought. Not to say it kicks, but I know its more then a .243 level. I would say its about a 270/30-06 level still. I'll definately try and get some pics up of it tomorrow.

    Still waiting on the dewey rod. I have a few test loads loaded up ready to fire. Rem brass, CCI 250, 300g SMK, 92 and 93g of H-1000 are due up for testing as soon as the rod gets here. I loaded up the first few at 92g just to get an idea. Havent even shot a group yet, just got it on paper and shot a few rocks at 300 yards. Sure does have one hell of a WHOP!

    Will surely let everyone know how it does at distance. The farthest place I have right now is 1150 yards, but you can bet I"ll be seeing how it does at that distance very very soon, with results to follow.
     
  8. Down Under Hunter

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    G'day mate !

    I'm shooting the pet 92 gr H 1000 combo and it shoots pinholes from my gun. I don't think I'll even bother trying to push it harder with the way it shoots now.

    I would be interested in finding out how it performed velocity wise from 92- 93 grns and if the accuracy was any better or worse with either ? I can see that at 92 grns there is room for more powder but consistant accuracy is more important to me than 30 fps more .

    It will be honestly scary how accurate that rifle will be.

    DUH
     
  9. landcbeitner

    landcbeitner Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great, can't wait to see some pics and hear how it shoots over 1000yds! I'm hopping a brake on a 338 Lapua I'm getting together will recoil about like a 30-06. I weigh 215lbs. so I'm not expecting to get pushed around too much.
     
  10. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Heres a few pics of the 338 EDGE

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  11. Flybuster

    Flybuster Well-Known Member

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    Awesome bud! Get ahold of me this summer and I've got a place for you to practice past 1100 yards!
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  12. Desert Fox

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    I was wondering if 2900 fps is do-able for 300 grain SMK on a 30" 9.4 twist Rock barrel. I'm waiting for the action on my rifle and I can't decide between the Edge or the Lapua.
     
  13. Takman

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    Looks great. Can feel the excitement over the net. What barrel contour did you go with?
     
  14. remingtonman_25_06

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    Will definately have to get together and do some shooting! I definately need the LR practice in canyons. I have 9 points for elk, my fingers are crossed for a Mt Emily bull tag this year or next.

    We went with a #7 fluted. I think its really close to what the Sendero contour is.