Hello everybody, I have been a long time reader of this site and learned a lot from you all. I am hoping to do some elk and maybe bear hunting when I get out of college in a few years but I currently don't have a gun for it. For the last 10 years I have been shooting a 25-06 and 22-250 out to about 600 yards so I'm not new to ... I guess medium range shooting for you guys I was wanting to go ahead and build a 338 edge so I would have a couple of years to get to know it before chasing elk with it. I guess my situation is this. Like I said before I am in college right now, so effectively I am dirt poor. I would like to use the 25-06 or the 22-250 (both savage 110s) as a switch barrel for the 338 edge so I can save on the new gun/ new optics and allow me to shoot more. From what I can tell, most people either build these on a 700 remy or a savage with the RUM action. I was wondering if it is possible/safe to just thread an edge barrel on my standard long action and if not, what would be a good alternative cartridge with similar performance? Thanks for the help.