potential winter project and accompanying trainer

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by SoDak636, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. SoDak636

    SoDak636 Active Member

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    So, as much as i love my .308 i want something better suited for ELR targets and long range hunting so I'm looking at building up a Savage in either .338 RUM or .338 EDGE and I'd also like to build a .22-250 with a fast twist(1:7 or 1:8) barrel built close to the same specs.
    This is what I'm thinkin for the .338:
    -Stevens 200 donor in .300WM/7mmRem
    -McGowen 28" Pac-Nor#7 threaded 5/8"-24TPI
    -JP Enterprises Tactical Compensator or APA "Fat Bastard" brake
    -Rifle Basix trigger set at 2.5 lbs
    -Stockade Elk Stalker stock
    -EGW 20MOA base/ Burris Xtreme tactical rings
    -SWFA SS16x42
    -CDI dbm bottom metal(.338 RUM)

    If I go the EDGE route the rifle will be a single shot.
    Opinions or thoughts?
     
  2. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a nice build. Here are a couple of suggestions:

    1. Upgrade your trigger from Rifle Basix to Jewel. I have two buddies that have had multiple Rifle Basix triggers 'fail'. I have Jewels on two fo my rifles and they have performed flawlessly.

    2. Set your trigger to 1.5lbs rather than 2.5

    3. Rather than build a 22-250, move up to a 243/6mm cartridge. With a 243/6mm you can shoot better BC bullets.
     

  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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  4. SoDak636

    SoDak636 Active Member

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    Forgot to list the stockade .250" recoil lug. I've also considered the Timney trigger, and from what I've ound they don't make a Jewell trigger for the Savages.
    The idea of a fast twist 6mm of some flavor has crossed my mind but the .22-250 has quite a bit of potential and is a little cheaper to shoot then a 6mm.
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    Shooting a 22, you will become a wind doping master!
     
  6. CRNA

    CRNA Well-Known Member

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    Yep. You just won't believe how much a light wind will push a little .22 cal bullet. Just plain frustrating on gusty days.
     
  7. SoDak636

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    That is one thing i have been taking into consideration about the .22-250 since the places i shoot can have some very bad winds, shooting through valley clearings in the hills.
    I have been tossing around the idea of building a .243 WSSM with a 1:8 or 1:7 twist barrel and shoot the 105's and 115's, but it'd have to be a single shot because of feeding issues with the WSSM rounds