My new Long Range Rifle

Prieto9000

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I finally finished my project.
Rem 700 SS
.338 EDGE
Barrel bought from a good friend here @ LRH
DE Muzzle Break (not very happy with it).
Jewell trigger @ 1lb
Bell & Carlson Tactical Medalist Stock
Sightron SIII 8-32X56

Loading 89Gr H1000 with 300Gr OTM's
 

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angus-5024

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Whats not to like about the DE break? It looks pretty good in the pic, though I can see the transition from the barrel to break a little (sometimes it cant be helped). Did DE put the gun together?

Either way it looks like a nice rig. Im looking at rebarreling my .338 RUM to an Edge soon.
 

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The reason your brake isn't working very well is because it is turned down too small to adequately handle a 300grain bullet. Change to a larger brake and it will tame the recoil down.
 

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I use one of Ross Schuler's one inch diameter (round), three port and it is great on the edge. I have never understood why folks turn them down to match a small barrel. In any of the baffle design brakes: the more surface area or diameter for gasses to impact on the better. How big around is that brake?
 

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I see you have my favorite rings.... Warne Maxima. A real PITA to lap but once lapped and aligned, the best gripping rings made.

Nice rug too. I collect Kerman designs in hand made Persian.
 

Prieto9000

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Whats not to like about the DE break? It looks pretty good in the pic, though I can see the transition from the barrel to break a little (sometimes it cant be helped). Did DE put the gun together?

Either way it looks like a nice rig. Im looking at rebarreling my .338 RUM to an Edge soon.

After doing some research a lot of people told me that with this particular break in this caliber, I should expect a recoil like a 30-06sprg or similar, but this **** thing kicks like a mule. It's not like i'm getting rid of it because of that. I'm just a little disappointed.

I had my gunsmith to install a Wyatt's extended magazine box, but can`t fit ammo larger than 3.700" Maybe the wyatt's detachable magazine will allow a little larger bullets.
I'm only complaining about the looks of the ammo, looks a little odd with the bullets seating so deep, but the groups are amazing (3/4" @ 325yds). This was with the first load we tried. Hopefully we can get a tighter groups with more press work.

All the work was made by my gunsmith back here!!

I use one of Ross Schuler's one inch diameter (round), three port and it is great on the edge. I have never understood why folks turn them down to match a small barrel. In any of the baffle design brakes: the more surface area or diameter for gasses to impact on the better. How big around is that brake?

It`s around .680" I bought it with the barrel to a buddy here @ LRH. He gave me the barrel with the brake already turned and installed. I personally like the break to be bigger than the barrel, specially the ones that are a little squared.
Between the Defensive Edge and the Muscle Break which one do you guys think would be better??
 

lamiglas

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I have several DE brakes, and they work awesome. I have a few in the size u have on sporter weight 300 Rums and smaller, and when comparing the before and after, they are very effective. In a sporter wieght gun shooting 300 gr bullets, i believe the rifle is gonna have alot of felt recoil with any brake. I also have a few of the bigger DE brakes 3 port, 4 port, and 5 port, and the bigger ones are no doubt more effective.
 

Prieto9000

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I have several DE brakes, and they work awesome. I have a few in the size u have on sporter weight 300 Rums and smaller, and when comparing the before and after, they are very effective. In a sporter wieght gun shooting 300 gr bullets, i believe the rifle is gonna have alot of felt recoil with any brake. I also have a few of the bigger DE brakes 3 port, 4 port, and 5 port, and the bigger ones are no doubt more effective.

I'm thinking about changing the brake for a bigger one. Maybe next year after deer season is over.
 
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