savage small shank & 338 EDGE

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by silvercreekguide, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    How many of you have done it, and is it safe???

    Thanks, Mike
     
  2. 406pat

    406pat Well-Known Member

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    I had a .300 RUM on a Stevens 200. I had some extraction issues, but that was due to the powder that I was using having temperature issues and was no fault of the action.

    A claw extractor would not have had the same problem but I really don't think I would have had any problem at all if the pressures wouldn't have spiked. In fact I never had a problem as long as it was below 70 degrees outside!

    I was running the 210 bergers so I didn't even try to set it up as a repeater.

    I haven't heard of any safety issues and didn't get any sort of warning from the barrel maker about running the RUM in a small shank.
     

  3. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I've done a couple Edges, and several WSM's. All on small shanks. No problems.
     
  4. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    I just got done building a 338 EDGE on a savage small shank action. Only 15 rounds down the barrel but no issues here.
     
  5. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    What barrels are you guys using?
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Shilen, Krieger, Douglas, McGowan, Hart, and Sin Arms.
     
  7. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I have about 800 rounds threw mine with no problems.
     
  8. rfurman24

    rfurman24 Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to butt in but what magazine are you guys using if any? Are you just going single shot?
     
  9. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    In a Savage your best bet would be a single shot, but im sure someone else with more experience will help you out.
     
  10. dirtking

    dirtking Well-Known Member

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    I am using a Shilen barrel on mine that sin arms did for me. I run mine as a single shot.
     
  11. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    I also run a single shot. With a rifle of that magnitude it only takes one shot anyway.
     
  12. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    So what do you all think would be the best pre fit barrel???
     
  13. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    The 338 Sin would also be a consideration?
     
  14. silvercreekguide

    silvercreekguide Well-Known Member

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    I have thought about the SIN but really have no need for the rifle to be a repeater. If I wanted to build a savage repeater I would most definitely build Devins 338 SIN.