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.