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Old 07-22-2008, 12:47 AM
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I have to think the brass issues you mentioned are the ones I had?

Don't worry, it's easy to reload for if you take your time and do it right. I have fired a couple hundred reloads from 300 RUM necked up to 338 without issue.

I recently got hasty while setting up my dies on someone else's press and undersized(shortened) the brass, this lead to case stretch and seperation.

I also had to switch to 375 rum brass because it was all I could find. This brass is going to require more prep since it is being sized down. Now that I'm back on track, I don't anticipate any more problems.
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:01 PM
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Thank you all for the information. it was good to hear input from guys who really know there stuff. I did alot of research on this gun before now and decided the edge was the rifle I wanted. my only recent concerns have been explained here and with additional research. I no longer have any hesitation with this choice. thanks again!
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Old 07-22-2008, 01:57 PM
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I would go with the 338 Ultra if you decide the rifles isn't right for you alot more guys know what a 338 ultra is over the 338 edge and you could more easily recover your investment.Also what does the 338 edge bring to the table that the338 ultra can't do?? Nothing as far as I am concerned.If you really want to step it up more go the 338-378 then you clearly have a gain ballistically.I don't quite get all this 338 edge hype.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:18 PM
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Still learning here, but why neck up a 300 RUM to 338 if there is a 338 RUM? What characteristics make the necked up version better than the factory round? If necking up a 300RUM to 338 makes it better, why not neck the 338RUM to 416?


Since I don't yet reload, I may do the same project just starting with the 338RUM and "upgrade" with a rebarrel to 338 Edge later if needed......if in fact it's needed..
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Old 07-22-2008, 11:01 PM
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But really how would it be a upgrade? The 338 ultra mag is a fantastic round and extremely accurate.I really don't see any advantage to turning a 338 ultra into a 338 edge in fact I think it makes no sense at all..
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Old 07-23-2008, 01:30 PM
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Still learning here, but why neck up a 300 RUM to 338 if there is a 338 RUM? What characteristics make the necked up version better than the factory round? If necking up a 300RUM to 338 makes it better, why not neck the 338RUM to 416?


Since I don't yet reload, I may do the same project just starting with the 338RUM and "upgrade" with a rebarrel to 338 Edge later if needed......if in fact it's needed..
The factory 338 RUM brass is a little shorter than the 300 RUM brass. But I also don't see much of an advantage between a 338 RUM and a 338 Edge as highridge1 stated. Most guys run about 92 grains of 1000 with there 338 edge and thats what I run with my 338 RUM. If I had a 30" tube I would probably get close to the same velocity. Although you are limited to remington Brass with a 338 RUM.
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Old 07-23-2008, 02:48 PM
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Ahh...I didn't know it was a shorter case. Thanks.

Either way, I've seen good and bad written for either. Since I don't reload at all, the 338 RUM is probably where I'll start.
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