I sold my motorcycle and 338 Lapua to pay off medical bills, and have been jonesin' for both ever since, real bad. The ELR build came first. Took an old Savage 7mm Rem and built a 338 Edge. McGowen Barrel & nut, 28" Stainless, Savage Heavy Varmint profile, 1:9 twist. Had them thread the end. 5 Port Muzzle Brake from Muzzle Brakes & More (Ross Shuyler / Nathan Wright) Great guys! Choate Varmint Stock from ER Shaw, Choate stock extension from Brownells to give me a 14-1/2" LOP PT & G heavy recoil lug & Blackhawk 20MOA rail from Midway Original cost of Savage: $300 All other parts: $965 Scope is Leupold VX7L on Badger Ord 34mm High profile rings. Fully built with scope, weighs 13.5# Special Tools Needed: Barrel Wrench $40 Barrel Vise $50 from Grizzly PT&G Go gauge (to make it a NOGO, I used a 0.004" piece of cellophane tape on the end. It works!), also from Grizzly, $30 Dies: 375 RUM case sizer, 338 RUM bullet seater, $40 for both from Gunstop. A buddy gave me 75 of his 300 RUM once-fired brass. Had all the parts within 2 weeks. Because of my travel schedule, it took me 3 months to build. As it looked yesterday after the trip to TCGC: I worked up a bunch of loads using Hornady 250 gr SPs & H870. Bore sighted it at 50 yards. Took 2 shots at 100 yards, moved the POI up ~5" and then took another 15 shots. The target here has all 17 shots taken at 100. The ring in the photo is 1" OD I was pleased. Now to work up more loads, and move it to 600 yards.