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Old 05-22-2010, 02:03 PM
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Edge VS. RUM

I've got an old Magnum Sendero in 7MM RUM. The barrel never was a very good one and has gotten worse. I am entertaining the thought of going with a .338 cartridge in the new barrel.

Can anyone tell me why I should go with a 338 Edge as opposed to a 338 RUM? I'm never going to be shooting at game in excess of 1,000 yards.

Please be as detailed as you have time to be.

Thanks for any and all responses.
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Old 05-22-2010, 02:35 PM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

I would just go with the 338 RUM , I have both and the 338 ultra is close enough in performance that I would be happy with it alone. Then you don't have issues with overall length of the 338 edge,expensive dies, and can use brass that has the correct stamp. I think 1-10 twist would be perfect too,Krieger would be my first choice.
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Old 05-22-2010, 03:46 PM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

Last year I was facing the same question. I wasnt looking to shoot the 300 smk - i wanted to shoot the barnes 225 ttsx or 225 grain accubond bullets. Based on that I opted for the 338 rum. I do reload however I liked the availability of factory ammo if needed. I was also looking for a readily carriable hunting rifle with a 26" barrel. I had my gun build by Defensive Edge. Rem action, wyatts box mag, HS Precision stock, Hart #5 fluted barrel 26"' DE brake, Nightforce 2.5x10x32 scope. The gun came in right around 8.5 pounds plus scope. Very easy to carry. The DE brake makes the gun very comfortable to shoot.

Currently reloading H-1000, CCI 250 mag primers, Rem brass and Barnes 225 grain ttsx bullets. You can cover 5 shoots at 100yds with a dime. Have not had an opportunity to shoot further yet - hopefully very soon.
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:21 PM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

can someone confirm this for me a 338edge is a 300rum necked out 2 338 and a 338rum is a shorter case than the 300rum but factory?

in which case can i and has any1 sucesfully necked our 300 rum brass to 338 edge? thinking of going bigger in my sendero

sorry to digress its probaly more often than not up the the individual because i like the big cases and impressive look along with he ballistics but when the ballistics are similar 338edge-338rum the bigger cases wins every time 4 me

hope this helps

lucas
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:58 PM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

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can someone confirm this for me a 338edge is a 300rum necked out 2 338 and a 338rum is a shorter case than the 300rum but factory?

in which case can i and has any1 sucesfully necked our 300 rum brass to 338 edge? thinking of going bigger in my sendero

sorry to digress its probaly more often than not up the the individual because i like the big cases and impressive look along with he ballistics but when the ballistics are similar 338edge-338rum the bigger cases wins every time 4 me

hope this helps

lucas
Yes, the Edge is simply a necked up 300RUM. It is about .09 longer than 338RUM.

Most people use 300RUM brass.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:05 PM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

Do you have to fire form it or just neck size and shoot.
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Old 05-23-2010, 01:37 AM
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Re: Edge VS. RUM

Just neck it up to 338, fl resize, load and shoot.
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