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Old 02-16-2011, 11:23 PM
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300 RUM or 338 EDGE

First, how much difference in barrel life is there going to be between a 300 RUM and the 338 Edge? I am going to buy/order a new rifle in one of these calibers and am torn between the two. Also, where do you get dies for the EDGE and how hard is it to keep the brass accurate/consistent since it is made from 300 brass? I have never had a rifle that you couldn't buy off the shelf dies and brass for and I don't want to get in over my head with the EDGE. Any info would be appreciated.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:36 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

Call Shawn Carlock at Defensive Edge. I've been going through the same thing and he'll help you out. He sells the dies and you can get high-quality 300 RUM Brass to Neck up to make it.

There are a lot of 300 RUM fans in this game but it seems like unless they are die-hards, most will sell a 300 RUM and move up in Caliber. the 338 EDGE is a whole differenct animal compared to the 300 RUM and the 338 EDGE fights wind and is just "THAT" much more consistent at longer ranges. You're burning powder out the identical case, I would heave the bigger projectile hands down.

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Old 02-16-2011, 11:45 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

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Call Shawn Carlock at Defensive Edge. I've been going through the same thing and he'll help you out. He sells the dies and you can get high-quality 300 RUM Brass to Neck up to make it.

There are a lot of 300 RUM fans in this game but it seems like unless they are die-hards, most will sell a 300 RUM and move up in Caliber. the 338 EDGE is a whole differenct animal compared to the 300 RUM and the 338 EDGE fights wind and is just "THAT" much more consistent at longer ranges. You're burning powder out the identical case, I would heave the bigger projectile hands down.

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Does the EDGE require any more brass prep than the 300 other than just necking up which is just done with the die? I guess what I am asking is whether the process of sizing the 300 to 338 makes the brass less consistent than it would be if you left it alone and used it for a 300? Right now I don't do much brass prep other than sizing, weight sorting, and I really don't want to do more than that.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

I would go with the 338. I think it is close to twice the barrel life. The other thing is I think it is better to size down 375 brass than neck up 300 brass I cant remember why I just remember reading that here.
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Old 02-16-2011, 11:57 PM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

My vote goes to the 338. You wouldnt think there would be much better barrel life but it is conciderably better. The 338 has less wind drift, more energy, longer life.

The 300 RUM was the rage and craze when it first came out. I fell for it twice. The 338 Edge is everything the 300 RUM was suppose to be only even better. The only thing it lacks that the 300 has is a lazer like trajectory. Who cares?? Thats why there are laser range finders.

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Old 02-17-2011, 12:13 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

I own one of Shawn's beauty's in the 338 Edge and brass prep is a breeze. Use the dies Shawn sells and just expand the neck to the 338 dia. A couple friends also have Shawn's guns in the Edge and they love them and are hard hitters at extended ranges. You can't go wrong with the Edge
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Old 02-17-2011, 12:48 AM
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Re: 300 RUM or 338 EDGE

why not a 338 Ultra mag or even better yet, a 338 Lapua ?

Lapua brass is second to none...
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