Savage 338 Edge, wow! does it shoot!

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  1. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I finally got all my parts together and slapped it together last night. I went out and did a little barrel brake in this afternoon (11 shots) and I'm more than pleased.

    The rifle consists of a Short Action / Large shank Savage Action with Accutrigger.
    28" Pac-Nor chambered Super Match SS barrel
    SSS machined recoil lug and barrel nut
    Defensive Edge 1" 4 port brake.
    Joel Russo A5 Laminate stock
    Nightforce 3.5x15x50 NXS with NP-R1 reticle
    DedNutz one piece scope base/rings.

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    I shot one group at the end of my session. It measured .362 center to center! The load is the standard 92gr H-1000, CCI 250, 300gr SMK loaded about .010" off lands. Averaged right at 2750 with my CED and Infra red screens. I could shoot this rifle all day, it has very very gentle recoil!

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    I am very pleased to say the least!

    AJ
     
  2. JohnT

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    Wow looks nice! I'm considering one of Shawn's light wt customs.

    Congratulations.

    Regards,
    JohnT
     

  3. royinidaho

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    Nice riig!

    Ya shudda moved that dime a little to the right and yuda hit it.:D
     
  4. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    I am certain you won't be disappointed, Shawn does great work, he Teflon coated my 338AM and built/installed the brake on this Savage (both great jobs).

    AJ
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    The way it was shooting tonight, if someone would have held it, I might have been able to hit it!

    AJ
     
  6. Just Learnin

    Just Learnin Well-Known Member

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    Real sweet, especially for "slapped together". :D
    I'm impressed, to say the least. How do you like the one-piece base/rings? Any weight savings there, or just sturdier? -- Don
     
  7. AJ Peacock

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    This is my first experience with the Dednutz system. They seem good and solid. They are very light. After I installed the base, I lapped the rings and installed the scope. With the big muzzle brake, there isn't much recoil, and I expect the rings/base to hold up really well. I used this action/scope for about 300 rounds of 300WSM without a brake and it held perfectly. To tell you the truth, I decided to try them out because they are only around $65, which compares favorably to other options :D.

    It's easy to slap things together once the stock is finished and bedded, the scope is mounted and the muzzle brake is installed. Installing a barrel and driving to the range are pretty easy!

    AJ
     
  8. crusier_32

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    How is it too load and unload with the short action. I have one sitting on my work bench waiting for me to get around too ordering a barrel and stock for it.

    Will
     
  9. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Loading and shucking an empty is just like any other rifle. Getting a loaded round out requires pulling the bolt, which takes about 3 seconds.

    AJ
     
  10. crusier_32

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    I was wondering about that, I was playing with a 7mag and it looked like it might work. Now I know I guess.

    I think I am going to go with something a little cheaper too shoot probably a 243 or 260 or possibly a short mag of some sort.

    Will
     
  11. JohnT

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    AJ, Wish you hadn't said that. Making it too easy to spend more $$$!:D

    Regards
    JohnT
     
  12. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Wow I wish I had a NF to "slap on." :(
     
  13. Tyler Kemp

    Tyler Kemp SPONSOR

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    Oh yeah, SWEET GUN!
     
  14. dogdinger

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    AJ, might be a dumb ?? but how were you able to have kirby put the brake on the barrel and have it be timed right without it in the action?