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Old 02-16-2010, 09:01 AM
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7mm STW has my vote.
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I will have to look into the 338 norma a little more. But when comairing ballistics between the 300 WSM and the 338 EDGE, yes they both can hit 1000 yards but the edge does it with alot more athority, and doesn't have the drop or drift that the 300 WSM has. So to me it would be a little more forgiving. As for still build the 7mm STW, I have to 8mm mag actions, so thats not tattaly out of the picture.
You have to remember, with the Norma you are getting similar ballistics with 23.5 to 25 inch barrels that you need a 26 to 30 inch barrel with the Edge. That is the appealing part for me. Not to mention it fits in a normal long action.

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You have to remember, with the Norma you are getting similar ballistics with 23.5 to 25 inch barrels that you need a 26 to 30 inch barrel with the Edge. That is the appealing part for me. Not to mention it fits in a normal long action.

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Yes but can I use the same bolt face? I read the review on here but other than that can't find any more info on it?
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Yes but can I use the same bolt face? I read the review on here but other than that can't find any more info on it?

No, you would have to open up the bolt face a little. Yours is a .532" and you would have to take it to a .585". With that said, we were discussing the possibilities of using the 375 Ruger as a parent case and necking it down to a 338 or 7mm. It would probably offer RUM like qualities.

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