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.338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

 
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Old 02-02-2013, 10:54 AM
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.338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

Hey guys. It's been a while since I've been on. Been workin a lot. I checked with Rock creek last week and my barrel should be shipped next week or the week after. I've got detachable bottom metal to accommodate 3.775" magazines. I will be shipping all the components to jack keister at accurate arms in Virginia when I receive my barrel from rock creek. I just can't decide on which chambering I want to run either .338RUM or .338 EDGE. I want the best performance and reliability. I will be shooting the banded copper solids and brass banded bullets and the berger's and the Sierra's. I want to be able to precision reload for seating depth so precision micrometer die sets will be a deciding factor as well as long range precision performance of the cartridge itself. I want to be able to engage targets out to ONE MILE and MAYBE BEYOND!!!! I will only be hunting with it out to a thousand no more than 1,300 as my skills increase but I want .338 Lapua ballistics or better! I want a true long range precision rifle for hunting/tactical/ and competition applications! Thanks for the input guys.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:04 AM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

Also the stock it will be in is a highly modified B&C A-5 that is identical to a McMillan A-4 and the receiver is a Remmy 700 standard long action magnum that Dave is going to modify the ejection port on front and rear similar to a stiller so the longer projectiles will eject if not fired. Barrel contour is AMU/MTU fluted that is going to finish at 28" threaded with a muzzle brake in the meantime and will then be suppressed with an elite iron or thunder beast suppressor. I'm running a nightforce 40MOA one piece steel base bedded to my receiver with marine tex and the optic I will be running is the new nightforce B.E.A.S.T. 5-22/56 with 34mm tube and .1 mil increments.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:14 AM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

338EDGE over 338RUM because of brass. 338Edge is reformed Remington 300Rum and like the 338Rum brass life is three reloads before primer pockets get loose.
Now with the 338Edge head stamped brass Shawn Carlock is getting from Bertran Bros brass life is like what you get from 338 Lapua which 15 or more reloads primers are still good.
Using the Remington action it will take the 338Edge but will work for the 338Lapua.
For me it's a not brainer 338Edge with Bertran head stamped brass from shawn Carlock will do what you want.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:42 AM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

Edge the 338 rum isn't real popular so brass may get hard to find kind like the stw is becoming
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:53 AM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

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Sounds like you are going to have one heck of a rifle.

The case capacities of three popular 338s are: 108 gr for the Lapua, 110 gr for the RUM and 113 gr for the Edge. Not enough difference to amount to a hill of beans in my opinion. My 338 is a full custom build, Krieger barrel, Accurate Innocations stock, etc. so I could have picked any of them. The RUM is noted for accuracy and is a factory standard so I went with that.

Iíve got a couple of different loads that me and the gun have been able to fit into 0.75Ē at 200 yards. Iím thinking if you took me out of the equation that it might shoot a bit better than that. My first attempt at 600 yards put 3 into 2.187Ē so Iím feeling good about my choice but there are stories out there of guys stacking bullets on top of bullets with all of these. My nephew is in process with an Edge build as we speak. He went with a 30 inch Krieger. I wanted to actually be able to carry my gun out hunting so I went with 26.5Ē. I donít think you can go wrong with either.
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:01 PM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

Yes the 338 RUM brass from Remington sucks big time. Loose primer pockets all the time. Since switching to Nosler brass I have lost zero cases. Also, the case weight variation on a lot of Nosler brass is 1.0 gr total but it does cost more.
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Old 02-02-2013, 04:48 PM
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Re: .338 edge/.338RUM wanting the most performance and reliability!

So overall the .338 edge would be my best choice? Yes I could go Lapua but the aftermarket PT&G one piece fluted bolt I have for the build has a magnum bolt face of .532 which will also work with the RUM an Edge which has a bolt face of .534 instead of the Lapua bolt face. And as far as long range terminal ballistics I think the edge will perform identical too, if not better than, the Lapua out of my 28" 5R rock creek barrel with the solid copper alloy banded solids.
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