Canyon Pistol 338 Edge

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I have built long range pistols in the past on Contender and Encore actions, the last one chambered in 338+284. I wanted to build the best long range pistol I could. I started with a BAT action ( the first one Bruce has built for a pistol ) and a Hart 338 1 in 10 twist barrel. My intention was to build a 16 lb pistol, so I ordered an 18 inch fluted barrel 1.350 on the chamber end for 4 inches and a straight taper to 1.125 muzzle. I chambered it in 338 Edge and machined out a huge 5 port brake to help tame down the recoil. I made the stock out of purple and black laminate with a 3 inch wide beaver tail fore end. A Jewell trigger with thumb safety and 1.5 lb. pull was installed. The project was topped off with Nightforce rings and an NXS 5.5+22+56 zero stop scope.
A load was developed using Remongton brass, CCi 250 primers, 300 gr. Berger bullets and H 1000 powder. This load pushed the 300 grain bullet down the 18 inch barrel at 2655 fps. with over 4600 lbs. of muzzle energy. The first two 100 yard groups were .274 and .287. I have taken a White tail buck at 401 yds. and a Black buck at 453 yds. My longest group was 14 7/8 inch shot on a rock at 1648 yds. and I have it on video.
This has been a fun project, now on to something else.
Shoot well,
RLC

 
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How about some photos of this bad boy??
I have built long range pistols in the past on Contender and Encore actions, the last one chambered in 338+284. I wanted to build the best long range pistol I could. I started with a BAT action ( the first one Bruce has built for a pistol ) and a Hart 338 1 in 10 twist barrel. My intention was to build a 16 lb pistol, so I ordered an 18 inch fluted barrel 1.350 on the chamber end for 4 inches and a straight taper to 1.125 muzzle. I chambered it in 338 Edge and machined out a huge 5 port brake to help tame down the recoil. I made the stock out of purple and black laminate with a 3 inch wide beaver tail fore end. A Jewell trigger with thumb safety and 1.5 lb. pull was installed. The project was topped off with Nightforce rings and an NXS 5.5+22+56 zero stop scope.
A load was developed using Remongton brass, CCi 250 primers, 300 gr. Berger bullets and H 1000 powder. This load pushed the 300 grain bullet down the 18 inch barrel at 2655 fps. with over 4600 lbs. of muzzle energy. The first two 100 yard groups were .274 and .287. I have taken a White tail buck at 401 yds. and a Black buck at 453 yds. My longest group was 14 7/8 inch shot on a rock at 1648 yds. and I have it on video.
This has been a fun project, now on to something else.
Shoot well,
RLC
 

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RLC, glad to see you on here. I think I remember seeing that hogs leg when you just got it finished. Very nice for sure. Maybe I will get to see it in action one day, but then I would undoubtedly want one.

Jeff
 

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Here is dad's pistol, now this is a mans pistol. there will be no nancy-boy pistols on the forum!


DAD'S Pistol.jpg
 

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Nice! And I don't see any nancy boy in that rig...........
 

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Pictures do not do it justice, that is one sweet looking pistol! For those that have not seen his work, RLC is without doubt one of the most talented in the business! His paint jobs are the coolest I have seen anywhere!
 

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Pictures do not do it justice, that is one sweet looking pistol! For those that have not seen his work, RLC is without doubt one of the most talented in the business! His paint jobs are the coolest I have seen anywhere!
I agree 100%, very meticulous and detail is awesome.

Jeff
 

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I took one shot with this 338 EDGE pistol at something like 700+ yards. I put the first and only one into the steel plate vitals of a buffalo target. The entire experience was impressive to say the least. Very nice Bob.

Thanks

Jeff
 

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What is the eye relief of that scope and how close do you hold it to your face?

My pistol is a 444Marlin cartridge in a Super 14 contender with either a 2X or 4X EER scope dependent on usage.
 

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That is one heckuva' rig--no doubt! I think Ernie (should be along here soon), has a 338-375 Snipe-Tac/408 Chey-Tac switch barrel pistol in some action of some sort. You guys have the...biggest...I've ever heard of.
 

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I thought shooting a Contender in 45-70 was big enough as it is... Boy was I wrong!! Haha. Looking forward to more pictures!
 

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