You have made 1 statement in that chapter of this thread that really covers it all.
I feel passionately that the 338 LM does have its place in a high threat environment, but I don't agree that it is the magic bullet answer.
As I said in post 16, there are quite a few PGWDTI Timberwolf's in the US military, and the Canadians are coming up to their 2 year anniversary for issue as the intermediate sniper rifle. (Also a picture in post 16).
I also stated that the brake reduces the recoil to that of an FAL.
FWIW: The first sniper kill with the C14, (Timberwolf in the Canadian Army), was made last February in A'stan at 1500 meters.
The .308Win has it's place, as does the .50BMG, but so does the .338LM.
The Edge will never (IMO) be a miltary round because it's a wildcat, there is no brass availible unless it's custom and it has no CIP rating. That's not to say that it isn't a good cartridge and I admit that I know little to nothing about it except what I have gleened from here.
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Nice try means you suck spelled different.