New toy

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by dragman, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Ok my friend brought me a couple guns to chose from that he had accumulated over the last few years. A couple 300RUM sendero's mostly factory just restocked and such, a 338 edge, and 2 338RUM's. I bought the one 338RUM (NOT THE ONE I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TOO IN THE LAST THREAD) now I have some planning..
    Specs:
    Built by: Gold Creek Rifles (I know nothing about them)
    700 remington trued
    sprial fluted bolt with custom knob
    Jewel trigger with saftey
    Badger bottom metal and magazine (3.900)
    competition recoil lug
    Krieger barrel 1.250 - 1" 26", 28" with brake
    Bell and Carlson A2 stock with adjustable cheak aluminum bedding block and bedded
    Night force Steel 20MOA base
    Night force Titanium rings
    Hawke 8-32X56 (for now, waiting on another NF)
    I am thinking that with the 26" barrel I maybe better off with 200 or 225 grain bullets. I have a couple of boxes of 200 grain accubonds I was gonna try. Any
    other suggestions??? all my other 338's I have used berger 300 grainers but this is gonna be strickly for hunting.
     
  2. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Just got back from range, Really good news and Bad news. as I figured this gun shot very well. I tried 200 grain noslers, 225 SST's and 300 grain bergers. They all shot under 1" with virgin brass. Gun had only been fired 40 rounds for break in before I got it so I am happy with it's quick success. the BAD!!!!! it is only a 26" and it's 3lbs lighter than my other 338's Maybe I am getting old but I am done with it too much recoil for my neck. so I am gonna move it on and grab maybe a 7mm or a 300win in the same style chassie, now I remember why I like HEAVY guns.
     

  3. TXshooter

    TXshooter Well-Known Member

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    Tough choice I personally feel that guns should be kept and more bought ha. However you cannot go wrong with the 300 win mag. My personal favorite.
     
  4. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    Yea I need 300win in this type of set up. If it doesn't sell quick i may look into rebarreling it and getting another magazine for the win mag.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    It's nice to meet someone who shares my reverence and values towards true weapons collecting.

    A true collector doesn't buy and sell...That makes you a hobbyist or enthusiast, in my opinion. Which there's nothing wrong with that. Your money, your guns, your choice.

    A true collector never sells or rarely sells, but continues to collect more.
     
  6. 1100 Remington Man

    1100 Remington Man Well-Known Member

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    If your happy how it shoots why not just add weight in stock to cut recoil.
    Good Shooting
     
  7. calib

    calib Well-Known Member

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    or maybe a better brake
     
  8. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    I know radial brakes work...The BOSS on my A-Bolt II 7 Mag kicks like a .243...If even that much. The only downfall to a brake is that the muzzle report is exponentially louder.
     
  9. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    I think the brake is doing its job, i dont wanna add weight as i have a couple heavier guns in .338 and larger. This was supposed to be my sub 15lb hunting gun for the year. I have a ton of guns and dont consider myself a collector i am a shooter and its just fun to play for me.
     
  10. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    update, just got back from range today and played with it a little more. I shouldered it a little more than I am used to (I am a benchrest guy). I also seated the bullets up just touching the lands and shot a couple of sub 1/4MOA groups. I may just end up keeping this one. gun)