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Unread 12-07-2007, 07:34 PM
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338 Edge Short Mag?

Not that I need another rifle but, I like them.

I have kicked around about 1,000 ideas and the problem is that I just cannot seem to come up with any way to improve on my 338 Edge. It is a little heavy for hunting but, it is so easy to steady at long ranges that I do not want a lighter one.

I wonder what performance would be like by taking the 300 Rem SAUM or 300 WSM and necking it up in a similar manner to the 338 Edge?

Would it still shoot? You think a short action would be long enough to seat the 250 SMK's out very long?
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Unread 12-07-2007, 07:44 PM
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I like the sounds of the 300 wsm necked out.. need some pros here....
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Unread 12-07-2007, 07:54 PM
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300 WSM and 325WSM have the same capacity correct? If so it would be easy to size. As for it's effectiveness or ballistic potential I will leave that to someone who knows more than I.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 07:58 PM
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I've thought of that a lot. Quickload says that a 26" barrel should push a 200gr Accubond up to around 2900 and a 30" up to 3050 max.

I don't have any experience with it, but have spent some time looking at it.

If some is good and more is better, then too much is just right.

My mind is a raging torrent, flooded with rivulets of thought, cascading into a waterfall of creative alternatives
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Unread 12-07-2007, 08:22 PM
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A plain 300Wby will push a 200 grain Accubond with the BC of .588 at 3100+ no problem.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 08:31 PM
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338 short mag

Looks like the 338 RCM would be close to 338 WSM.
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Unread 12-07-2007, 08:48 PM
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My dad just got his 338 WSM finished and so far with lighter bullets like the 225 NAB it has the same potential as a 338 Win Mag almost to the number. I'll let you know more when I extract the info from my dad.
Shawn Carlock

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