close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

338 EDGE Barrel Length

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 08-13-2011, 05:50 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: ND
Posts: 152
338 EDGE Barrel Length

Ok, fellas. I am gonna use the 1:9.5 twist barrel and mainly shoot 300 gr Hybrids. Now I need a little help on the length of the barrel. I am going to put the 4 port muscle brake on it and either a 28 or 30 inch barrel with a Sendero contour ending around .800 at the muzzle.

What to do?

Thanks,
Sid
__________________


Defiance Rebel 338 Norma Mag 24" Benchmark Barrel
Manners T4 stock
G7 NF NXS 5.5-22X50MM

Savage LA 7SAUM 20" Benchmark Barrel
Manners T4
308 Varminter 2.0 Suppressor
Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

Remington 700 SA 22-243 Win
26" SS Benchmark Barrel 1-8 Twist
Grey Bull Precision Stock
Built by Hazer@Bison Barrels in Gillette,WY
Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

Tikka T3 Lite 270 WSM
Greybull Precision Scope
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 08-13-2011, 06:06 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2008
    Location: NW Montana
    Posts: 904
    Re: 338 EDGE Barrel Length

    I am very happy with my 28 inch barrel on my current edge. My last had a 30 inch plus brake. My 28 inch barrel now is actually faster than the 30 and easier to find cases for etc.I don't think a 30 is needed with the edge.I am running 300's at 2880 with the 28.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 08-13-2011, 07:13 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: OK
    Posts: 2,133
    Re: 338 EDGE Barrel Length

    My 1st edge was a 30" and my current one is a 28". I honestly feel I didn't give up anything in the performance dept.

    and 2" makes it handle so much better.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 08-13-2011, 08:54 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Nov 2008
    Location: ND
    Posts: 152
    Re: 338 EDGE Barrel Length

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by highridge1 View Post
    I am very happy with my 28 inch barrel on my current edge. My last had a 30 inch plus brake. My 28 inch barrel now is actually faster than the 30 and easier to find cases for etc.I don't think a 30 is needed with the edge.I am running 300's at 2880 with the 28.

    Yeah, I think I am going to do a 28".

    For your short gun case problem, you should check out shoot-long.com. He has some of the nicest soft cases I have found to date. They fit up to a 32" plus a muzzle brake. They are balanced well when the rifle is in the case also. Oh yeah and you can leave your bi-pod on in them too!

    They are a sponsor on this site. Brian is a good guy to deal with too.
    __________________


    Defiance Rebel 338 Norma Mag 24" Benchmark Barrel
    Manners T4 stock
    G7 NF NXS 5.5-22X50MM

    Savage LA 7SAUM 20" Benchmark Barrel
    Manners T4
    308 Varminter 2.0 Suppressor
    Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

    Remington 700 SA 22-243 Win
    26" SS Benchmark Barrel 1-8 Twist
    Grey Bull Precision Stock
    Built by Hazer@Bison Barrels in Gillette,WY
    Sightron SIII 6.5-24X50MM LRMOA

    Tikka T3 Lite 270 WSM
    Greybull Precision Scope
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: 338 EDGE Barrel Length
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    action length for RUM or Edge in Remington 700? taxidermybydavid Gunsmithing 2 05-08-2011 03:28 PM
    WTB 338-300 RUM (Edge) full length sizer buckbrush Reloading Equipment and Components 0 06-30-2010 09:05 AM
    338 Edge/Lapua Detachable Mag Length? shooter981 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 4 03-04-2010 08:44 PM
    Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua Steve7mm08 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 12 08-20-2008 08:22 PM
    338 edge minimum barrel length ? splattermatic Equipment Discussions 9 11-24-2006 04:31 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:34 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC