Originally Posted by 5280yotes
The edge will be more expensive to shoot but I am having a 7mag built as we speak that I can shoot most of the time. How does the edge compare to the lapua? Now that we have Bertram brass for the edge.
Actually, if you consider barrel life, the EDGE will be a little cheaper to shoot. The EDGE is the same case as the 300 RUM. Same powder consumption. Only the bullets cost more - $.55 per vs $.76 per.
The Bertram brass is more expensive but will last longer and probably will be a savings in the long run. But, you can use it for both chamberings.
The Lapua has a couple gr more capacity than the EDGE and the Improved version has a little more yet, depending on how you spec your Imp version, maybe up to 6 or 7 gr more over the standard Lapua. It is also shorter which makes it easier to build and load for a repeater.
Last, there is a significant killing difference between the big 338's and the 300 RUM. The difference is basically summed up in that the 338 uses a 338 cal bullet of 300 grains vs a 308 cal bullet of 230 gr. This is from a 300 RUM owner. I am very comfortable with the 300 RUM killing elk past 1 K, but there is no question that the big 338 will do it it better.