- Mar 23, 2017
If it was me , buy it and run an 338 Edge reamer in it. Remington for some reason shortened the 338 Rum allowing wildcat junkies the opportunity to make it right.
I actually ended up buying a different lefty 700. This one is a 7mm-08 North American Custom from the Remington Custom Shop. Got a great deal on it so I couldn't pass it up.
I'm from Southwest Kansas and currently reside in Kansas City. I was going to be buying the 338 to rebarrel it into a 264 win mag because of the wide open land I hunt, but this is just as good in my opinion.Don't know what part of the country you're from, but unless on hikes leaving your house, you're running into moose and grizzly, that was a way more sensible, practical, and useful choice. At least it would be for me. No contest. The 7-08 is a great round.
The Remington custom shop has turned out some beautiful rifles at times. I'd be interested in seeing that one if you get a chance to post a picture. Sounds like a great purchase. Congrats!
I have two of them healing now from testing new 250AB loads for my 338RUM. LOLRecoil management has never been an issue for me. For awhile, I used a 460WBY to whack groundhogs but eventually regained my senses.
I use brakes because those big cartridges are (sooner or later) going to give me a little moon shaped scar over my eye, and I'd rather avoid that.
We do have moose bed down in our front yard, especially during the winter months. However, it would definitely go bad for anyone who shot a moose here in town. They are eating the grass; they are browsing the trees.My area closed the 15th in 20B
I waited till the last week hoping it turn cold well it didn’t turned warmer. Great for camping but not for moose hunting. Plenty of bulls in area would respond but would not come in to my calls too early.
In Early Sep took my old Grumman 19’ canoe up the Chena River hoping I would run into one.
Well the moose gods did not bless me this year yet. It’s open until the 25th in my front yard with Bow. Maybe a bull will come and eat my yard grass if I can pull the old bow back ! Probably would have better luck with a hammer!