Finished My New Rifle 338 Edge

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Tom Driskill, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Tom Driskill

    Tom Driskill New Member

    Aug 9, 2018
    It started last year when we when to the desert and I got the bug to build a bigger gun on a small budget. I bought a new SS receiver and a 30” Bartlein 5R heavy straight taper barrel and a JP tank brake. I took them over to my friends shop for assembly. Rich did a perfect smith job and a friend threw in a new Vortex Razor HD on top of my custom SS 50 moa rail which gives me 112 moa come up and 35 moa hold over for a range of 2200 yrds. I’m shooting 245 gr Lehigh solid brass bullets at an easy 3,045 fps. I know i could probably get 3,200 fps, but don’t wanna ruin a good thing. I put a Timiney trigger on it with an 8oz pull and just got a new chassis for it which improved my groups me and I won 1st place in magnum class 600 yrd night shoot with all 20 rnds in the 10 ring with 12 X’s. I know it’s only 600 yrds but it’s still 1/2 moa +/- a few flyers. I really gotta work on my loads now. I think I can get them all in the 1/2 moa X-ring at a 1,000 yrds at the next match in a couple weeks if I shoot really good (it’s a goal anyway).
    Sorry, don’t mean to be so long winded, but I gotta tell you I’m grinning ear to ear with this one.
    Does this mean I can take Game at 1000 yards? Is it fair?