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300RUM or 338EDGE?

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Unread 10-12-2013, 09:24 PM
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300RUM or 338EDGE?

So I have a Rem sendero sfll and im going to have rebuilt after elk season in November and im trying to decide on another 300RUM or just step up to the 338?? I have been really pleased with the performance of the 230 OTM out of the RUM but since I live in elk country I don't want to rule out the 338. I have the 230's moving 3035 and from what I have read I could get the 300g going 2800 or so out of the edge.. I will be using a Brux 27" barrel. Just looking for some thoughts. I do have a new 8lbs of Retumbo which I use for the 300 and know the 338 seems to do best with H1000, which is hard to come buy these days.
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    Unread 10-12-2013, 09:32 PM
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

    My choice with elk in the picture would be the 338 Edge.
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

    I would say it's totally personal preference. The 338 will be a better elk killer than the 300 and the only cost difference will be the small difference in cost of bullets.

    Also, the EDGE has better brass available, but you could always neck that down too 300 RUM as well.

    Can't think of a reason not to step up other than personal preference.
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

    I have both. You nor the elk will know any difference. Toss a coin.
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

    Let me add, that if I was going to step up to a 338 it would be a Lapua Imp.
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

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    I would say it's totally personal preference. The 338 will be a better elk killer than the 300 and the only cost difference will be the small difference in cost of bullets.

    Also, the EDGE has better brass available, but you could always neck that down too 300 RUM as well.

    Can't think of a reason not to step up other than personal preference.
    Is the Bertram brass that much better than Nosler?? I have had nothing but Nosler in the 300 and it is very consistent in every way.
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    Re: 300RUM or 338EDGE?

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    Is the Bertram brass that much better than Nosler?? I have had nothing but Nosler in the 300 and it is very consistent in every way.
    I have no experience with Nosler or the new Bertram brass, But Shawn claims it will last 5 times longer than the RP brass and says it much better than the RP and Nosler brass.

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