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.338 EDGE or .338 RUM

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Unread 08-29-2010, 11:13 PM
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.338 EDGE or .338 RUM

I can finally afford to build a .338 custom Rifle,personally dont see myself shooting farther then 1200 yards,I have a shop in Anchorage that will build whatever I want,just cant decide which one to go with.


700 action/ 28" barrel / HS precision stock/ 12-14lbs


Got $4,000.00 to use for the rifle
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    Unread 08-29-2010, 11:31 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    If you have $4k for a budget, drop the Rem 700, order in a Borden Timberline Magnum receiver, McMillan stock and any one of many top end barrels.

    In the end, the Borden is a world class barrel, especially for the RUM or Edge class of chamberings and not much more then a Rem 700 once you get a Rem fully trued and ready to build on. I suspect if your wanting to spend up to $4K for the rifle, you will have the Rem 700 fully tuned and accurized for the build. Your money would be better spent with a full custom Borden receiver, hands down.

    As for the chambering, either will get well past 1200 yards. Both are very accurate, the Edge will get you another 100 fps over the standard RUM. In a 28" barrel length, the Edge will get you around 2800 fps, the RUM around 2700 fps.

    The Edge is worth it as its very easy to load for, just as easy as the 338 RUM but a boost in performance.

    I will say this also, the 338 RUM brass, being the odd ball of the RUM family will likely go the way of the DOO-DOO bird in not to many years so if you plan on using this rifle for many years, an Edge will be a better choice as there will always be 300 RUM brass available to us.

    Again, if your going to invest upto $4K, do it right and get the best bang for your buck, go with a custom receiver and you will never be unhappy with your decision.
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    Unread 08-30-2010, 08:35 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    338 Norma?
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    Unread 08-30-2010, 09:19 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    I was going to add my 2c until I saw Kirby's post. Do what he says.

    Stu.
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    Unread 08-30-2010, 09:30 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    If you do decide on something like the Lapua or norma, I would recommend my Raptor receiver and you could still get in for $4000.

    Remember this though, the Norma is roughly the same performance as the 338 RUM. The Lapua is basically identical to the 338 Edge.
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    Unread 08-30-2010, 09:30 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    I think he was going to buy a scope with that four grand, also.
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    Unread 08-31-2010, 10:54 PM
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    Re: .338 EDGE or .338 RUM

    Thanks Guys for the advice.

    I have a scope to top it with already
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