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Old 09-29-2008, 06:29 PM
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338 edge contour

I currently have a sendero chambered in 300 rum. I have officially shot the barrel out of it and I am going to be re-barreling the rifle for the 338 edge cart.

I am looking at Bartlein barrels and I am having a tough time deciding what contour I should go with. I plan on having the barrel 28 inches long (without the brake) and one of my goals is to have a gun that finishes around 10.5 to 12 lbs before the scope. (I do need to pack the rifle in a couple of miles.)

The two contours I am looking at are the Rem/sendero contour or the med. palma.

I have not heard of very many people using bartlein barrels for the 338 edge but I believe they are top notch barrels.

Any advice would be great.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:36 AM
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Re: 338 edge contour

Ask Bartlein barrels what each contour would weigh, then start adding in the weight of the other components, like scope, action, ect. and see where that puts you on weight.
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Re: 338 edge contour

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I currently have a sendero chambered in 300 rum. I have officially shot the barrel out of it and I am going to be re-barreling the rifle for the 338 edge cart.

I am looking at Bartlein barrels and I am having a tough time deciding what contour I should go with. I plan on having the barrel 28 inches long (without the brake) and one of my goals is to have a gun that finishes around 10.5 to 12 lbs before the scope. (I do need to pack the rifle in a couple of miles.)

The two contours I am looking at are the Rem/sendero contour or the med. palma.

I have not heard of very many people using bartlein barrels for the 338 edge but I believe they are top notch barrels.

Any advice would be great.

Mind telling us how many rounds ya got through that barrel before she went.
Phil
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:45 AM
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Re: 338 edge contour

Thanks for the replies, the difference between the two barrels is less than 1 lb, and I will have it fluted. I was hoping to run across someone that has used the bartlein barrel in this particular cartridge but any advice helps. Just out of curiosity what barrel are most you 338 edge guys using?

philny1 :
My ultra mag had 1100 shots through it before it started losing accuracy. I went from just under 3/4" groups to 1.5" @ 100 yards. I had my gunsmith bore scope it and it looks like railroad tracks for the first 6-8 inches.
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Just out of curiosity what barrel are most you 338 edge guys using?

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I'm using 28", which I think is about the minimum to get start taking advantage of the case capacity.

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Re: 338 edge contour

AJ

What barrel manufacture are you using? I will also be going with a 28" barrel before the break. Also what is your take on bartlein barrels. I know they set some amazing records here recently, but I have yet to see anybody using them for the .338 cal.
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Re: 338 edge contour

I used a Pac-Nor ultra match SS 5 groove 10" twist. They chambered it and I slapped it on a Savage. It shoots easily .3MOA (I shot a sub .2" 3 shot group with it, and MANY sub .4" groups).

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