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Couple of 338 Edge questions

#1-What kind of velocity can I expect with a 32" Broughton barrel with the 5CR rifling? I heard it added velocity, plus 32" should help a bit too.

#2-Out to 1000 yards would you use the 250 or 300 grain SMK's?

#3-Which bullet for deer <800 yards? Accubond, SMK, Bergers when they come out?

#4-Just hypothetical, if you fired a 338 RUM shell in a 338 Edge, would it be fine? On accuratereloading they were having a discussion about a 300 Savage in a 308 Winchester, one guy tested several times and groups were fine as was the rifle and brass.

#5-Another discussion from AR, they said you could neck up a bullet by firing a parent case with a smaller bullet, as in 308 Winchester in a 338 Federal and it would "ride a cushion of air" down the barrel, and expand your brass perfectly. Would this be possible with 300 RUM in the Edge without a brake? Don't know why anyone would unless they had a large stock of 300 RUM loaded rounds.

#6-What is recoil in a 15ish pound gun with a partition style brake going to be like? Most comparable to a 7mm RM, 45-70 (factory loads), 45-70 (heavy), 12 gauge (target loads), 30-06, 30-30? Trying to compare it to something I shoot fairly often. I know stock style will also play an issue as well.

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    1- 30" inches is plenty. Expect about 2800 to 2850 with the 300 grain SMK

    2- 300 grain Smk

    3- 300 SMK

    4- The 338 RUM would not head space properly

    5- Not something that I would do with my custom built long range stick..

    6- With a good break it is a piece of cake
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    All of the above +1

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    28" barrel is all you'll need. My 28" is less than 30 fps slower than my buddies 31 1/2".
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    The "guys" have you covered on this one. The 338 RUM would have around .090" excess head space. This would be a serious danger a very real posibility of a hand grenade going off in front of your face.
    The 300 smk is currently my bullet of choice for everything in an Edge. I have great hopes for the Burger bullet and will have some of the prototypes to test as soon as available.
    I wouldn't get to excited about going longer than 30" from a prectical standpoint.
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    So over 30" isn't going to gain any velocity? I was thinking by going with 32", I could then rechamber at approximately 29" and keep almost all velocity.

    What is the barrel life on a 338 Edge anyways?
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    Quote:
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    What is the barrel life on a 338 Edge anyways?
    With proper care I believe that 1200 rounds is a realistic number, I may be wrong about this thou, Shawn or Kirby can set the record straight if I am in error..
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