New Edge Arrived

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by mike33, May 22, 2010.

  1. mike33

    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    I guess there is nothing like xmas in May when little brown truck pulled up thursday with my new 338 Edge. I spent thursday eve. admiring it and friday only had time to shoot 1 group after work before it got dark. I was very lucky to have a gunsmith like Travis Redell that took a lot of the fun out of a new build by breaking in the barrel and working the load for the 300 SMK as his standard package. He included a whopping target of a 3 shot group at 100 yards at .122, and i was able to go out and fire a .331. I cant believe how these edges will shoot. My build was very good i made 2 new friends Travis Redell of rbrosrifles and Tim at Broughton barrels. These 2 guys made me feel like my new build was there own project. Thanks guys :D Travis actually had my gun out the door in 3 weeks after he received the barrel. Today it rained all day hoping tommorow i can take the new toy out and drag race some bullets.

    338 Edge
    Rem. 700 Blue Printed
    Fluted Bolt
    Gun-Kote
    Wyatt ext. box
    Broughton 5C 28" 9.3 Fluted
    DE Brake
    H&S Stock
    DE Cheek Piece
    NF 5.5x22 50 mm NPR-1
    NF 40 MOA Base
    NF Rings
    Cosine ind

    Mike
     
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    Very nice looking rifle!! and it sounds like a tac driver! Congrats! Get her out and turn some loose at a grand!

    Jeff gun)gun)
     
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    Thanks Jeff, trying to figure out how to load some more pics.
    Mike
     
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    [​IMG]
    [​IMG][​IMG] After 2 hours i feel like im as smart as 5th. grader on posting pics
    Mike
     
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    Mike

    If you've ever watch the show "Smart as a 5th grader", you'd be proud right now!

    Good looking rifle....time to start tearing it up way out there!
     
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    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Congrats Mike.
    Very nice looking rifle.What does the rifle weigh as is ?
     
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    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    With scope 12.5 lb.
    mike
     
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    Very nice Mike :)

    I bet she'll treats you well.
     
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    Was able to go shooting today and very impressed with the edge. I have only been a member on this site for little over a year and previous never heard of the 338 Edge. I couldnt believe at first reading threads and post how a caliber like this shooting a 300 bullet would perform this well. Afer a few months went by figured there had to be something to it and jumped on the bandwagon. Fired 5- 3 shot groups at 100 1 at .264 , 3 in the 3's, and largest was a .460. Pretty bad you get pissed at shooting a 1/2" group. I havent shot anything heavier than a 257 whby in 25 years and of course dont like recoil. Even with a brake i had a bag placed between the gun and my shoulder until my last group. It made a difference giving me a smaller group measuring ,264 and recoil was less than my 257 whby. This gun is a pleasure and a lot of fun to shoot. Now i know its time to go some yardage and really make her perform. Travis fired a 4" group at 1040 yards before shipping i know there is no doubt it can be done. I was hoping to get a little more vel. average is around 2750 using 93 grains of H-1000 with 300 SMK.
    Mike
     
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    Mike, you have a tac driver quite wasting those bullets at 100 yds..:D Just kidding ya.

    That velocity does seem low. What did you use to determin the MV? I am comparing it to my Lapua with a 300 smk and 92.5gr of h-1000 in a 27 1/2" 10 twist and I get over 2800. But you have more twist and a new barrel. Mine has close to 800 down it.

    Never the less, it really does not matter. Point of impact is king in my book. That 300 smk will have more that enough stored energy to do anything you want with authority at 2750.

    Jeff
     
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    mike33 Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG] .122 shot by Travis
     
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    sniperjwt Well-Known Member

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    going to have to get a magnifying glass to see those pics. :D
     
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    Ced 2, Travis told me earlier that these Broughton barrels after some rounds thru them will pick up some vel. Im showing no sign of pressure could probably go up but the darn things shoots so well. Yes its time to stop at 100 and go shooting.
    mike