338 edge savage finished

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by jcoop, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    I have been working on this for a while trying to pick some pieces here and there. I robbed the stock off of my short action 300wsm and re inlet-ed, installed a new front pillar, then bedded and re painted it. I used a older savage flat back, small shank, RUM action. I installed a target accutrigger and tuned it to just under 1 lb. And in stalled a carbon fiber tension barrel. I finally got to shoot it last week and am very happy with the results (Under .5 moa with all loads tried some well under .5) all loaded at 3.775 coal for the mag box with 300 smks. I have worked it up to 93gr of retumbo with no pressure sings yet.
    Over all weight is 10.5lb with scope and sling no bi-pod. Recoil is really pleasant with no muzzle rise just straight back.

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    Savage action
    Lone Wolf palma master carbon fiber stock
    29" Mcgowan 338 edge barrel #4 pacnor contour then turned down a bit more to reduce weight.
    1.25" baffle style muzzle brake modified for tension barrel
    1.25" carbon Fiber tension tube
    EGW 20moa base
    Burris extreme rings low
    Bushnell 6500 elite 4-30x50 Jury is still out on this one.
    Flush mount sling swivels
    stockade custom bottom metal
    Accuracy mags 338 lapua mag modified
    all work and paint done by me.
    The black you see on the stock is actually the woven carbon fiber showing through a clear coat. You cant really see it in the pic
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  2. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    That is a beautiful rifle. Can you give me a little more info on the carbon fiber tube? And the carbon fiber showing through the camo really sets it off. Absolutely beautiful rifle, if it was left handed i would be making you an offer.
     

  3. Chappy22

    Chappy22 Well-Known Member

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    wicked looking rifle i think my next build is going to be off of a savage action. I have heard nothing but good things and you can't beat the price!
     
  4. bosstom

    bosstom Well-Known Member

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    How do you like the Stockade bottom metal, fit/finish, how do the mags fit? I need to buy bottom metal and have been trying to decide between Stockade and CDI. I haven't been able to find much info on the Stockade DBM so any info would be appreciated.

    Thanks, Johnny
     
  5. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    Thanks.
    I like the stockade a lot. I think if I was going to choose one for a short action and a standard size and shape stock I would go with a CDI as the finish is a bit better. However he built this one for the mag I sent him (he had not built one this big before). It is very tunable and has a lot of adjustment for depth of the mag. I do not think any other bottom metal would have worked for this particular build (not any I have seen anyhow). It came in raw aluminum. The cdi is anodized and looks a bit cleaner. I would buy another one for these if I was building an edge or lapua.
     
  6. Gene Jr.

    Gene Jr. Well-Known Member

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    That is a VERY nice looking rig. It is one you can certainly be proud to have put together yourself! Those Savage actions are growing on me more and more.
     
  7. milanuk

    milanuk Well-Known Member

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    Looks oddly familiar... :D

    Very nicely done all around. I'm still a little torn about the barrel... I take it light weight was more of a driving factor than heat dissipation? How did you manage a 1.25" dia. barrel and still have a barrel nut on there, or was the nut custom built as well?
     
  8. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    Ha. did'nt know you were on here. The barrel its self is just a small shank, then the carbon tube goes over that and butts up against the barrel nut that has been modified to have a flat front. Then the brake is modified with a step on it. When the brake is tensioned it in affect stretches the barrel and adds stiffness. Stiffness per the weight is the driving factor. In my experience tensioned barrels are less finicky from load to load and take much less load development than a standard barrel of the same weight. I am not saying someone cant get the same accuracy without the tension tube (obviously). I have just found them to perform like a heavy barrel without all the weight of one. Heat dissipation is not as much of a concern to me as the stiffness is retained even while hot. The only problem heat would bring is you still get throat erosion, but not any worse than a normal steel barrel. Oh and I probably do not quite get them a hot as you do.:D:D
     
  9. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rig!!!
    Congrats.
     
  10. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    If it is a ABS WRAP , they claim 375% faster dissipate heat, more stiffness and less vibration on their technique of wrapping, they us thicker liners and only cut rifle barrels now
     
  11. jcoop

    jcoop Well-Known Member

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    It is not an abs. I use a different type of fiber. The fiber that ABS barrels use are not near as stiff and contract with heat which will not work with this design. The fibers I used are about 10 x stiffer than steel per weight and are almost inert (they do not expand and contract with heat). They are two very diferent designs, and both work for different reasons.
     
  12. bubba41

    bubba41 Well-Known Member

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    jcoop who built this . i want one i have two carbon 300 rum but this rifle i want
     
  13. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Vwery nice looking rifle, great job!
     
  14. BenY 2013

    BenY 2013 Well-Known Member

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    WOW.......I love that rifle, congrats:D