DE 338 EDGE - for Down Under Hunter

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  1. Shawn Carlock

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    Here is a rifle I just finished for Down Under Hunter in 338 Edge.

    Rem 700 Action
    Hart 30" fluted 1-10 barrel
    DE Brake
    DE Cheekpiece
    Wyatt's box mag
    NF LW Rings
    NF Base 8-40 Screws
    HS Precision stock
    NF 5.5-22 NXS

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  2. huntinfool18

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    thats a great looking rifle, good job once again shawn and down under keep us updated on how she shoots.
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  3. Slopeshunter

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    Very nice Shawn!
     
  4. Down Under Hunter

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    SC-.....Simply sick !!! What else can I say ?

    I just want to say what a pleasent experience it has been dealing with you Shawn ! Thanks so much for your expert advice and guidance towards the finished project. It looks as good as I knew it would !!

    Cheers

    DUH
     
  5. gamedog

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    Enjoy , Down Under:D
     
  6. Down Under Hunter

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    The chamber has been cut to suit the 265 rbbt wildcat bullet at 3.995 OAL. Second choice round will be 300 smk at 3.775 OAL. Barrel is sendero taper, designed to get it in a packable weight of all up sub 14 lbs fully equiped. Hopefully it will shoot as good as it looks !!

    Thanks

    DUH
     
  7. Shawn Carlock

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    It actually comes in at 11.9 lbs ready to go.:):):)
     
  8. jmden

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    Nice work, Shawn.

    I really need to drop in and see you on a trip to MT as I go right by you on I-90.

    Could you tell me a bit more about the taper for this barrel? Is it as light as you'd care to go for, say, a 1200-1300 yard hunting rifle?

    Thanks,

    Jon
     
  9. Shawn Carlock

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    It is a Hart 30" Sendero taper fluted. They have in the 6 or 7 I have built like this, shoot very well. The rifle without optics weighs 9.4 lbs. The only down side to this is heavier guns don't always shoot better, but are usually easier to shoot. Heavier rifles are easier to sdpot your own hits with. With that being said the thing this rifle will do the most is be carried. So for a rifle to drag about, still have serious long range legs this is in my opinion the best option. If you are more of a short pack, static position hunter a heavier rifle may be more to your liking.
     
  10. jwp475

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    Very Nice Rig............[​IMG]
     
  11. gamedog

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    Hey Down Under, I've still got a couple of deer tags, if you'd like I'd break that bad boy in for you:D
     
  12. jmden

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    Thanks. That's what I was wondering about. Seemed like a pretty good combination for a carry rifle. I'll have to stop by with a rifle or two and chamber reamer sometime.
     
  13. Down Under Hunter

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    Gamedog,

    I appreciate your very generous offer !, however.. Its has to put some backsteaks in my freezer before this month is out. I'm glad you like the gun. I'll keep you posted on its performance, not that I have anything to worry about when the gun will shoot well inside the inch box with 3 shots at 300 yards with the 300 smk. I hope I can hold it as steady as Mr Carlock !
     
  14. silvertip-co

    silvertip-co Well-Known Member

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    Nice! Even looks like a hunting rifle ( many here dont ). What's the .338 edge ammo look like and whats your website so I can research it a little more. I bet the 30"bbl reches out there. Nice!