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.338 Edge bbl life

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Old 01-15-2011, 04:41 PM
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Re: .338 Edge bbl life

About 350 rounds through my edge and there is no visible errosion or major heat checking when looking through the bore scope. Then again, I dont hot rod her or even run top loads. I dont shoot too many rounds in a string either. After burning out 2 300 RUM barrels, I find the 338 Edge to be a welcome round. Hits harder at LR to boot. I dont care what others say, the 7 RUM boasts a very short life even if it is glorious. 500 rounds is a pretty good life for it.

Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 01-15-2011, 04:57 PM
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Re: .338 Edge bbl life

I think I spent more time cleaning the 7RUM than I did shooting it! I found that the best accuracy with the accubonds was round two through about maybe 6-7. After that the accuracy opened up. I used the Barns copper cleaner and scrubbed religiously until there was no more color to be had on the patch. And it seemed like it fouled REALLY quickly. By comparison I have a M1917 Eddystone which I inherited from my grandpa. That think hates being clean. It seems to get more accurate that dirtier it is, in fact the first 5 rounds or so out of it really suck, but after that it like to shoot nice little groups. Go figure.

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