I got back from shooting the big .338 a little bit ago, and boy do I wish I'd had this rifle sooner! It's built on a out-of-the-box Remington 700 long action, with a 30" pac-nor Sendero Contour barrel (DE Muzzlebrake) and a Bell & Carlson Tactical stock. For optics I went with a Burris Black Diamond 8-32x with Mil-Dot Reticle atop 15 MOA Picatinny Bases with Burris Tactical 30mm Rings. Recoil is completely manageable, this gun is too much fun to shoot. While I haven't had the time to develop any handloads, I figured today to be a great day to get out and shoot the gun, break in the barrel and fire-form some brass and otherwise goof off. My starting handload of a 300 SMK above 90 gr. H1000 with an OAL of 3.75" showed no pressure signs at all, (didn't expect any); and in the coming weekends I expect to get some handload tuning done. I'll keep you all posted with my results, and with a little luck I'll find a place where I can shoot more than 200 yards as my 'range' is more of a lack thereof right now. Anyhow, if you're like me and not sure you need another gun, this is one chambering I wish I'd had many years ago. I've got rifles chambered in .22-250, 257 WBY, .270-300 Win Mag (#2 favorite), 7mm Rem Mag, .30-30 Winchester, .300 Win Mag and now the .338 Edge and none of them are this much fun to shoot. After my outstanding results with the .270-300 Win mag and now this, I'll never buy another factory gun as long as I live. For this years Elk hunt the .270-300 and the .338 Edge are going in the double case without a doubt!