This my first venture into the Magnum world. I was doing some research for a buddy on a good long range elk cartridge. I surf the web and read alot ballistic tables and articles. In my humble opinion the 338 edge would be hard to beat. So one day this spring I was kicking around a local shop and saw Remmy 700 BDL embellished in 338 RUM NIB for $650. It's not an edge but at that price I decided to roll the dice and see if it would shoot. I skim bedded it in a B&C A-2 stock, adjusted the trigger to 2 1/2#, mounted a VX-III 6.5-20 with a EGW mount. After doing some load development the rifle was shooting under 5/8" at 100. But it was screaming for a brake. I sent the rifle to Kevin Cram and he installed a Muscle brake, tac. bolt knob and a dura coat job. Kevin also sold me Sightron S-III 6-24LRMD for this project. Now I'm back to load development and it's very promising. 4 shot groups at 100yrds, H-1000, rem 7 1/2m, remmy brass, Nosler 225gr AB's.