Re: Questions about taking 338 edge to Africa/Alaska
it should not be an issue for Alaska. Some countries in Africa do have the requirement that the headstamp match the gun but i have been on numerous safaris in numerous countries as recently as 6 weeks ago in Zimbabwe and have never had them check the headstamp. they will sometimes check quantities etc that said you do not want to get there and have an issue. each country is different so if you are going check the local laws and coordinate with your outfitter they will let you know what to do and many will be able to take care of any "issues" on the spot. if there is one thing that i have learned in traveling in africa its that a $50 bill is not a bribe, its an accelerant. often times i have seen "officials" create a problem that is not really a problem or law so once you get comfortable with that and realize its just the way it is you get over the principal and can move along to spend more time hunting. worst case scenario play it safe and bring a gun that you can get headstamped brass for or at least a solid backup (which you should have anyway) incase they take your ammo.
hope this helps,