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Old 04-09-2009, 10:10 PM
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Re: 338?

What mag well do you use for the 338 edge?
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:17 PM
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Re: 338?

A stock Remington 375 H&H length is all that is neede to allow a 3.6" to 3.7" loade length. Or one can instal a Wyatts and load to a longer over all length or you could go with the Seekins DBM system which is my pick
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Old 04-09-2009, 10:53 PM
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Re: 338?

338 Edge or 338 Lapua

The other thing that the Edge has for it is that is uses the standard Magnum boltface. If you have any Rem action with a Magnum boltface you can fire an edge through it with just a barrel change i even fired them in a Model7 Magnum single loading the action s just long enough to eject a fired case. the lapua requires a boltface to be opened up and a Sako type extractor fitted so it needs more work to make it work, Honestly go with a 338 Edge have a Wyatts mag box fitted and if you have a pinned recoil lug you can switch barrel the rifle from a 7mm Mag to the edge.

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Old 04-10-2009, 07:45 PM
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338 Edge or 338 Lapua

The other thing that the Edge has for it is that is uses the standard Magnum boltface. If you have any Rem action with a Magnum boltface you can fire an edge through it with just a barrel change i even fired them in a Model7 Magnum single loading the action s just long enough to eject a fired case. the lapua requires a boltface to be opened up and a Sako type extractor fitted so it needs more work to make it work, Honestly go with a 338 Edge have a Wyatts mag box fitted and if you have a pinned recoil lug you can switch barrel the rifle from a 7mm Mag to the edge.

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Now thats an idea,anyone have a link to a site that sells the mag box?Thanx
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Old 04-10-2009, 08:13 PM
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How far does the action have to be opened up?Does the feed ramp have top be reground to work after?Never had a 700 with a screw holding the magwell on before,is that standard issue now?
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:08 PM
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Re: 338?

I don't think you can go wrong with the EDGE. I had one. and sold it, and have regreted it since. Great caliber, easy to load for, and was accurate .
I think it is an easy way to start shooting 300gr SMK. Get a set of dies from Shawn, a Wyatt magbox so you can go with a coal of 3.80, and slap a 28-30" barrel on it, and have fun. That said, I think the Lapua is a great round also. Another option that I have not seen mentioned is a new caliber the military is testing, with great success, and that is the 338 Norma. The cartridge was designed by Jimmy Sloan, and is set up to shoot the 300gr SMK with the BT at the shoulder/ neck junction with the COAL of 3.60. The case is 2.50 long.Ballistically identical to the 338 Lapua, 300gr SMK @ 2800fps, but in a 26" barrel, and with a COAL of 3.60, it fits in a standard magbox. It can be built on a standard Remington action , .700 bolt. Same base diameter as the 338 Lapua, dies are availible from Forrester, and Redding. PT& G has the reamers.
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Old 04-10-2009, 09:20 PM
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Re: 338?

The Seekins deatachable box magazine is tough to beat and it will allow you to load out to 3.92" COAL



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