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1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

 
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Old 11-04-2006, 11:07 PM
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Re: 1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

You are barking up the right tree for components. About the RUM vs EDGE. The Edge will go max preasure with H1000 at 94.0 grains with the 300 SMK in my rifle. Now even though the RUM case will hold that amount it will be way over preasure due to less case volume. All in all the Edge is good for 150 fps or a little more with heavy bullets like the 250-300 class SMK's. I am not the type to do things the hard way for no reason. The 338 Edge loading process involves the same # of steps as the RUM it is dirt simple and the additional velocity etc is well worth getting a different set of dies to me. You can get a RUM built and it will be a great rifle but the only difference cost wise between it and an Edge is the additional 65.00 for dies. I would spend 65.00 on every gun I own if I could get an additional 150 fps out of it.
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Old 11-23-2006, 03:05 PM
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Re: 1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

Shawn, awesome hunt, congratulations. I tip my hat to you on that long shot. My 338-300rum is performing exceptionally well also. I am using your H1000 load with the substitution of Fed GM215M primers. One question, I am using the 3.5-15x50 nightforce NXS with the NPR-2 reticle and I have been using the 2moa lines to compensate for the bulk of my moa adjustment and the turret for the fine tuning, are you using the same technique or do you fully dial all of your adjustments? Thank you again for sharing your hunt pics and story with us all.
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Old 11-23-2006, 08:34 PM
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Re: 1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

Great story and pic Shawn. Looks like the edge is one fine longrange rifle, and not just the rifle the person behind it also. Looks like two nice shots and one was running. Sounds like the nightforce scopes are really worth the price.

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Old 11-24-2006, 03:55 PM
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Re: 1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

Thanks guys,

I dial the full range that I need. I am prepared with the NPR2 reticule to shoot out to 500-600 yards quickly if needed by using the reticule only. If time permits (it usually does) I dial the full amount.

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Old 11-24-2006, 11:51 PM
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Re: 1038 YD ELK vs. 338 EDGE

Nice shooting. As always you amaze us.
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