New 338 Edge

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by sxwatson, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    Remington 700 Action
    30" Sendero contour Krieger barrel 1/10 twist.
    Defensive Edge brake & recoil lug
    HS Precision stock
    Farrell 20 MOA base
    Timney Trigger 2 lb pull
    PTG bolt knob

    Loaner scope & rings from my 6.5x284 until I can pick up something else.
    (If anyone has a Bushnell 4200 6-24x50 for sale, let me know)

    Gun Smith was Gary Ocock from AZ.

    Stuff I did:
    Made the cheek rest, did the bedding, did the texture on stock and paint and did the bolt knob.
    Paint is Duracoat: Dark Earth & Coyote brown.

    Picked up Redding dies from Shawn Carlock @ DE and used his 300 SMK w/ 90 gr. H1000 load.
    Best group .4 MOA @ 100 yards 2812 fps.

    Scott

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  2. Capt Academy

    Capt Academy Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle! Would love to hear how wells she shoots.
     

  3. BillR

    BillR Well-Known Member

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    Best group .4 MOA @ 100 yards 2812 fps.

    Looks like it shoots well. :) What did you use to texture the stock? Really close to what I am planning to build using a basic Sendero (older style) to begin with.
     
  4. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    To do the texture:
    1. Tape off the area you want to texture
    2. Spread a fairly thin layer of epoxy evenly over the area (I used Devcon)
    3. Let it setup for a little while until it starts to get tacky. I think I waited about 40 minutes or so.
    4. Take a popsicle stick or something similar and bounce it off of the compound. This will pull it up where the stick hits.
    5. Once you get it roughed up the way you want it remove the tape and let it finish drying.
    6. Once dry file the sharp tips created with the stick

    If you google stock texturing there is a how to with pictures that i followed the first time I did it.
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Very nice rifle. I'm curious to see a close-up pic of your brake. I'm of the mind to build a big magnum and I would like to have the brake match the barrel diameter. It looks as though yours does.
     
  6. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    I can post a good pic when I get home but there is a slight taper on the brake to meet the barrel contour. The DE brkake cannot be turned to a smaller diameter near the ports.
     
  7. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    So the DE brake comes with specific instructions NOT to turn the brake diameter down any more than it already is. I assume this is because the material on top/bottom of the ports would become too thin. So a slight taper was used to meet the contour of the barrel.

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  8. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Two more questions....

    What's the diameter at the muzzle?

    What's the diameter of the brake? (it does not appear to be flat on the top or bottom)
     
  9. sxwatson

    sxwatson Well-Known Member

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    Muzzle diameter is .840
    Brake diameter is .875. It is round.

    Here is a link to it on the DE web site.

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