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338 Edge load development

Just got my 338 Edge and it seems to shoot well. I have done some load work-up at 100yds and then at 300yds. Accuracy doesn't really seem to vary greatly between powder charges and seating depths. I am shooting 375 RUM brass, 300 SMK, CCI 250, H1000 (90-93grs), and I seated bullets from a slight jam to .120 off rifling and didn't see much difference between loads. Anyone else find this too? I am overall pretty happy with performance but would like to get the most out of it I can and find a load to settle on so if anyone has suggestions on some tweaking I can do I'd appreciate it.
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    Just got my 338 Edge and it seems to shoot well. I have done some load work-up at 100yds and then at 300yds. Accuracy doesn't really seem to vary greatly between powder charges and seating depths. I am shooting 375 RUM brass, 300 SMK, CCI 250, H1000 (90-93grs), and I seated bullets from a slight jam to .120 off rifling and didn't see much difference between loads. Anyone else find this too? I am overall pretty happy with performance but would like to get the most out of it I can and find a load to settle on so if anyone has suggestions on some tweaking I can do I'd appreciate it.
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    Re: 338 Edge load development

    Been researching this a lot in prep.

    Seems like you are right in where the "magic" load for the Edge is at.


    Specs and pics of your build ? Is this one of Len's ?
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    Re: 338 Edge load development

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    Re: 338 Edge load development

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    Been researching this a lot in prep.

    Seems like you are right in where the "magic" load for the Edge is at.


    Specs and pics of your build ? Is this one of Len's ?
    Yep, one of Len's. I have 75 rounds through it now.
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    Re: 338 Edge load development

    An edge will shoot anything. I first got my rbros 338 edge travis broke in barrel and worked the load as his standard package. The load was 93 grains of h-1000 300 smk. He told me to load up 90 g 91,92 and 93 in case of powder lot differing him being close to the pacific and me close to the atlantic. I loaded 1 of each 91, 92 and 93. Shot a 1/2" group 3 shot group with 3 different powder charges pretty amazing.
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    An edge will shoot anything. I first got my rbros 338 edge travis broke in barrel and worked the load as his standard package. The load was 93 grains of h-1000 300 smk. He told me to load up 90 g 91,92 and 93 in case of powder lot differing him being close to the pacific and me close to the atlantic. I loaded 1 of each 91, 92 and 93. Shot a 1/2" group 3 shot group with 3 different powder charges pretty amazing.
    mike
    Thats what I am finding too. Point of impact is not changing either. I think this thing will shoot whatever I put in the barrel. I guess I just need to be happy it shoots well and spend more time shooting than prepping brass and working up loads. I think I will stick with 92grs and just practice because I think range time is going to help more than anything at this point.
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