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Old 04-09-2009, 06:37 PM
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Of the mainstream 338s wich have the best long range performance?I dont want to build one that is going to make brass buying a long term investment,wich are the most affordable?
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Re: 338?

338 Edge followed by the 338/378 followed by the 338 Lapua
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Re: 338?

How scarce is the edge brass or can it be made?What kind of fps are they getting with 200 and up projectiles?
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Old 04-09-2009, 06:53 PM
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Re: 338?

Of the mainstream; 338 lapua and the 338 Rum or 338 edge are all real close in performance, obviously the rum gives a little up in velocities.

Lapua brass is about $230 per 100
300 rum brass for the edge is about $85 per 100
338 rum brass I can't say for sure but probably in the $80-90 per 100.

The 338 win mag would be a step down from the above, This is a good round and if your not intrested in launching 300 grain bullets, it is probably a reasonable choice with bullets of 250 gr and less. I would guess that brass is running somewhere around $60 per 100.

Not much else is mainstream, 338 federal? 338-300wsm? 338 Allen mag?
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Re: 338?

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How scarce is the edge brass or can it be made?What kind of fps are they getting with 200 and up projectiles?


The 338 Edge is the 300 RUM necked up with no other changes.
The 338 Lapua and the 338/378 Wea. are both factory loaded rounds. I went with the 338 Lapua because of the brass quality of the Lapua made bras. 338 Lapua bras made by Norma or Hornady will cost less than the brass made by Lapau and the quality and strenght are reflected in that cost rduction.

338/378 Wea. Brass is made by Norma. Norma brass is very good quality like the Lapua brass but a bit softer and thus not as strong as the Lapua brand brass
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Re: 338?

sO 338 rum BRASS resized in a die?Whats the most popular weight in this caliber beibg used by u guys?
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sO 338 rum BRASS resized in a die?Whats the most popular weight in this caliber beibg used by u guys?


No, the 338 RUM brass is shorter than the other RUM cases. The 338 Edge is the 300 RUM case necked up to 338 caliber with no other changes to the case dimensions. Not a reformed 338 RUM at all
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