338 Edge build question

MN Hunter

Well-Known Member
Feb 4, 2009
Aberdeen, SD
What is the best way to go as far as an action for a 338 Edge build?
Borden Timberline, Surgeon 1086 or a trued/blueprinted Remington 700 action.

Also who's bottom metal would you use?


Well-Known Member
Feb 18, 2008
Remington 700 LA from a chrome moly donor rifle in 300 RUM. Then have one of these excellent smiths on here true it up for you and install a Wyatt box.

Or get a Stiller Predator LA mag bolt face, but you will have to buy BDL floorplate, follower and spring for it.
If you don't ever plan on selling the rifle, I would go the Remington action route. If there is a chance of selling it in the future, go custom action. for some reason they seem to hold their value more.


Well-Known Member
Jul 14, 2008
get the timberline action unless you already have a remmy action to hand.
the borden actions are some of the nicest actions i have seen i have two but not in .338 edge.


Sep 2, 2009
There are lots of quality actions out there, so its really what you like and do you plan on keeping it. I have a Bat HR at shawn's right now getting a barrel
put on it, it ought to be a awesome rifle when its done! :D can't wait..


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