My New Defensive Edge LRKM

Discussion in 'Extreme Long Range Hunting & Shooting (ELR)' started by Broz, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Just rolled back in from Defensive Edge with my new LRKM.
    Can't wait to start working up a load and getting her lined out.
    Shawn did some initial testing in Hornaday brass that showed a happy load with 300 Bergers and an average velocity of 3192 fps. I have some Lapua brass that I feel will allow it to go 3200 with no problems. That remains to be seem though.
    I have 126.5 moa of up travel zeroed at 100. If I get 3200 fps. I will be able to dial to 2980 yards with no hold over. That is the extent of my PLRF10 range finder. Worked out pretty good!!
    Here are some Specs.
    Defensive Edge LRKM chambered in .338 Terminator +P
    Bat Action
    32" Kreiger barrel and 5 port DE slab brake
    Harris 9~13" swivel bipod with pod lock
    65 moa custom DE rail
    NF UL 3 screw rings
    NF 5~25 x 56 ATACR with MOAR reticle
    Here are a few pics.
    Jeff
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  2. Browninglover1

    Browninglover1 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking forward to your reports!
     

  3. C.O. Shooter

    C.O. Shooter Well-Known Member

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    Lucky number 13! Sweet rig Broz!
     
  4. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Nice! I am sure that it works out well but since I and most have never fired one, how do are you able to keep a solid cheek rest while working the action. I'm sure it would be easily explained with a video but I Havnt seen one yet as these are so new. Is it a bit awkward? Do you have to move your shoulder at all to work the action? Looks awesome and will be cool to see the testing done. Paint scheme looks really good too.
    I like how it makes a 32" barrel look like a 26" barrel as well.
     
  5. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    It is a single feed. So I won't be cycling the bolt while holding a cheek weld. I have lost interest in repeaters and have been using all my rifles in single feed form for a few years now.

    Jeff
     
  6. jmden

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    Wow, Jeff... This'll be quite an adventure and I look forward to following your experiences!
     
  7. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Yessir, I figured it was a single feed by looking at it. A lot of shooters like to keep the same cheek rest position when shooting so I was just wondering. That surely answers my question though. I have come to like single feeds as well. I have started transitioning over myself. Sure looks like you are going to be having a lot of fun here in the near future.
     
  8. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Very, very nice rifle Jeff! Two questions. 1. Is that a formed case in the picture? and 2. I thought you said you were going to put an Atlas on it instead of the harris, did you change plans ir is that an upgrade for the future?

    I expect to see a "Hits at 3000 yards" thread by the end of next month..... :D gun)
     
  9. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yes, that case is formed in a test chamber and I think it was fired in the rifle too.

    I want to try an atlas but decided to wait until I can crawl behind one in person before I pull the trigger. I am having a little issue with rail mount thing. I am afraid it may not be as stable as the cradle used in the Harris design. But that could be just in my head and I will see when I get the chance to look at one somewhere.

    Jeff
     
  10. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Got ya! You better compare the magnetospeed with your Oehler in this rifle too, can never have too much data! lightbulb
     
  11. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Yup, I plan to.

    Jeff
     
  12. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Sweet. Jeff, I know you will be up late!!! Then up early. Can't wait for the reports to come in. Good Luck.:)
     
  13. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    Great looking rig Broz,
    Looking forward to hearing of your success with it. I am sure there will be plenty.

    Can you tell us about your scope/ring/rail set up. How much elevation travel do those NF ATACR scopes have. That's some handy dial up!
     
  14. Kiwi Greg

    Kiwi Greg Well-Known Member

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    Very Very Nice Jeff :)

    You must be very happy with it :D

    I bet you get cranky with your PLRF10 now as I have :rolleyes:

    The ATACR is the problem with around 130 internal moa elevation :cool:

    Looking forward to seeing how it goes, certainly plenty of room in the case for powder with the long throat, very nice.