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.