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What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

 
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Old 02-15-2009, 07:57 PM
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What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

Since I am getting into rebarreling for my savage I might start looking at different calibers. Since I am keeping my mighty 7mag I would also like a larger caliber for future long range shooting/hunting. I am toying with the idea of what my next caliber should be.
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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

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What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?
Make a bigger hole and shoot a bigger bullet.

Make life simple and get a 338 RUM.
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Old 02-15-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

Instead getting 338RUM get a 338edge . More case capacity (7%) then a 338 rum. The accuracy is

UNBELIEVABLE . This 338Edge is great rifle, easy and affordable to reload, and after you get one, you will never go back.
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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

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Instead getting 338RUM get a 338edge . More case capacity (7%) then a 338 rum. The accuracy is

UNBELIEVABLE . This 338Edge is great rifle, easy and affordable to reload, and after you get one, you will never go back.
I dont reload though, I wish I did. I am JUST getting into basic gunsmithing. I dont think I am anywhere near reloading yet. I have heard amazing things about the edge and watched many a youtube videos on it.
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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

So, get a 338 RUM and a 29" barrel. Done.
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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

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I dont reload though, I wish I did. I am JUST getting into basic gunsmithing. I dont think I am anywhere near reloading yet. I have heard amazing things about the edge and watched many a youtube videos on it.
There is a way you can have your cake and eat it to.

If you like the edge but want to stay with something factory then get an extended
mag box and you can make up the difference between the 338 RUM and the 338
edge in powder capacity by seating the bullets longer and not encroaching as much
in the case using up powder space.

Of corse if you do this with the 300/338 you can boost powder capacity in it also.

When I built mine I used a Weatherby MK 5 action because it was .100 thousandth
longer. ( The difference in the case body length of a 338 RUM and the 300/338 is
about .090 thousandth.

The 338 RUM delivers 25% more muzzel energy than the 338 Win Mag and that should
be enough for anything on this continent.

Mine will produce 3100 ft/sec with a 250 gr Noz Accubond in a 27" barrel.(stiff but not Max).

I'm not sure what the 300/338 will do in this length barrel but it can't be much more because
this almost matches the 338/378 and it has 12 to 14grs more capacity than the 300/338.

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Re: What can the 338 win mag do that the 300 RUM cant?

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There is a way you can have your cake and eat it to.

If you like the edge but want to stay with something factory then get an extended
mag box and you can make up the difference between the 338 RUM and the 338
edge in powder capacity by seating the bullets longer and not encroaching as much
in the case using up powder space.

Of corse if you do this with the 300/338 you can boost powder capacity in it also.

When I built mine I used a Weatherby MK 5 action because it was .100 thousandth
longer. ( The difference in the case body length of a 338 RUM and the 300/338 is
about .090 thousandth.

The 338 RUM delivers 25% more muzzel energy than the 338 Win Mag and that should
be enough for anything on this continent.

Mine will produce 3100 ft/sec with a 250 gr Noz Accubond in a 27" barrel.(stiff but not Max).

I'm not sure what the 300/338 will do in this length barrel but it can't be much more because
this almost matches the 338/378 and it has 12 to 14grs more capacity than the 300/338.

Just an opinion
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He doesn't reload. Where is he going to get factory ammo that's loaded that way? I understand and agree with the premise but I think you missed the "I don't reload" part.
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