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Unread 06-24-2010, 02:32 AM
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338 edge semiauto

It is getting to that time. Lloyd DeSantis from RND Manufacturing, Inc. - The EDGE has called and my rifle is almost done. He has asked me to send some ammo for cycle testing. Because this is a semi what powder charge do you guys think I should send him? Shawn on his web site has retumbo 94.5 gr. I was thinking about 92 to be on the safe side or should I go lower.
On a different note does anyone have any experience with a semiauto 338 edge. Also ordered 338 lapua and 408 cheytac
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    Unread 06-24-2010, 06:20 AM
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

    I would send a hotter load to see if the rifle can handle it. You can always back it down to perfect your load later.
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    Unread 06-24-2010, 06:47 AM
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

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    I would send a hotter load to see if the rifle can handle it. You can always back it down to perfect your load later.
    I thought of that but what happens if I back in down later and it wont cycle. Maybe I should send 2 different loads. Remember semiauto
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

    Does it have an adjustable buffer?
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

    If it was me, I would send him the brass/dies/bullets and pay him to do alittle load developement for you. I am actually surprised he would want to should ammo that you loaded. I would think he would want to do it himself in order to see what works, and how it functions, and be able to control pressure signs.
    Is this an AR platform you are building ?
    If so, bolt action loads will not ably, and you need to do load developement from square one.
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

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    If it was me, I would send him the brass/dies/bullets and pay him to do alittle load developement for you. I am actually surprised he would want to should ammo that you loaded. I would think he would want to do it himself in order to see what works, and how it functions, and be able to control pressure signs.
    Is this an AR platform you are building ?
    If so, bolt action loads will not ably, and you need to do load developement from square one.
    yes it is an ar platform.
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    Unread 06-24-2010, 07:59 AM
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    Re: 338 edge semiauto

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    Does it have an adjustable buffer?
    I dont think so
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