Next build help

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by WSMBUCK, Nov 17, 2011.

  1. WSMBUCK

    WSMBUCK Active Member

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    OK guys I am just about done with my first 338 Edge build and already looking for plans on the next build.
    I am thinking a lighter weight Edge but would like to see and hear from you guys that have a Edge or another Cal. In a everyday carry gun, pictures and ideas would be great.

    Thanks
     
  2. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Everyday carry gun, 3.8 XD in 40 S&W!:D For a rifle, I would go with a 260, 6.5x47L, 308, 30-06, 270Win, any of the short mags. If you want more horses than the 338 Edge, then go with one of the big .338's using the 408 parent case.

    Tank
     

  3. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Everyday carry?

    Give us a list of the likely targets and ranges and we can go from there.

    My "every day carry everything gun" is a custom DPMS based LR-260 with a 24"Barrel.

    Today it was shooting half MOA at 600yds with Grizzly ammo. The load is 130gr Scirocco's at an advertised 3000fps. According to my ballistics field chart, that's right on because my CU was right at +11MOA.

    I wouldn't even hesitate to use it on Elk at 600yds, and it's great for deer and smaller sized game.

    Haven't had a chance yet to give it a try on hogs yet but I won't hesitate on them either, even a large boar out to 600yds, or well beyond that for the smaller pigs and sows.

    Whether you are hand loading or even buying factory ammo the .260 is also very affordable to shoot.
     
  4. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    I think 600 yards is a bit of a stretch for the 260 and the 130gr Scirocco when shooting elk. Just ran that bullet in Exball with a MV of 3000 and a BC of .571 and the energy level is down to 1250 ft-lb give or take.

    Great for deer and would work on elf with perfect bullet placement. Just marginal at that range in my opinion.

    Chased a bull for an evening and half the next day crippled by a friend of my sons shooting a 264 Win Mag at 525 yards so I'm just a little biased. Bull was hit pretty good to.
     
  5. WildRose

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    Well unlike a lot of guys I simply won't pull the trigger unless I"m sure I can put it where I want it.

    On such a shot I wouldn't try to punch the shoulders, I'd go stright for the heart/lungs.

    I wouldn't likely try punching through the shoulders for the spine shot with that caliber outside of 300yds for the very reasons you state.
     
  6. liltank

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    Santa is gonna be watch'in you!:D Shooting his elves.gun)

    Merry Christmas!
    Tank
     
  7. WSMBUCK

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    I am wanting something for everything from 400 lb hogs to Elk, and ranges from 50 yards to 1000 I have all the short mags, and every factory rd made plus 6 or 7 Wildcats in a AR frame. And i also have the 40 Cal as my ccw gun and a Glock 10mm to hunt with.Along with 444's and a Custom TC Prohunter 375 H&H for our primative weapons season.

    So I have all ends covered, I am just wanting to add to the collection of Big Calibers in something a little lighter then the 18 plus pound Edge I just finished.
     
  8. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Your probably a good shot with such good eyes. Damn" F" is nowhere near "K" on the keyboard. :)
     
  9. WildRose

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    I'd probably go for the 300 Rum then in something along the lines of a Sendero Package.

    Even with a 36oz scope on top of mine it weighs in at around 13.5.bs. Heavy enough to be plenty steady on long range shots and light enough to be tolerated on a long carry.

    How do you like your .325wsm? I'm considering building an upper in it for the AR for a real serious500-800yd hog buster.
     
  10. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    Go with a Kirby Raptor in a 338 AX or AM. Raptor Stalker 12 to 13 pounds.

    Tank
     
  11. WSMBUCK

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    The 325 is great haven't killed anything with it but whitetails, but it really hits them with a meaning lol
    It would be a great rd out of the AR

    Thanks for info I have been thinking about the 300 RUM also.
     
  12. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    what about a lightweight .338 RUM? not much diffrence from the edge but it is diffrent and is a really nice round. If your going custom I would go for the .338 Norma and lose 2 inches of barrel and have one heck of a handy, high horse power rig.
     
  13. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    This is an ultra light weight rifle we helped a guy put together. He likes to run to his hunting spot.

    Here's the list:
    Lone Wolf Summit------------------------------14 oz
    #3 pac-nor fluted-------------------------2 lb 6 oz
    Lupuy ultralight scope 2-7x28----------------8.2 oz
    Titanium Actions from X-Treme---------1 lb 4oz
    Timney trigger-----------------------------------2 oz
    Surgeon dbm------------------------------------6 oz
    BAT Matchines scope rings-------------------2 oz

    Total-----------------------------------------5 lb 10.2 oz

    Pick your caliber and go at it.

    Tank
     
  14. WildRose

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    I thought long and hard about the 300 Rum for at least six years.

    The only mistake I made was waiting six years to "pull the trigger". gun)

    I really can't tell you honestly whether I like shooting it or the .260 AR more.

    That says a lot.

    I definitely still love my 7mm STW though and I've decided that when the budget allows I'm going to rebarrel and rebuild with a longer/heavier barrel and probably an M-40 A1 modified stock.

    If I can find a way to for sure make the .325 run well in AR Mags sooner or later that's definitely high on my list to do. Everyone needs one or two "bastard calibers" don't they?