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Old 04-14-2012, 01:21 PM
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

Another thing to keep in mind is if you chamber it long for the 300 gr bullets you will no longer be able to use the mag so you will be down to a single shot. If you want to use the mag you have to seat the bullets deeper so you will have less powder room. I guess you kind of got to decide what you want before you cut the chamber.
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Old 04-14-2012, 01:26 PM
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

You can magazine feed with 300's with one of these.

CFE-9 Magazine Box, WYATT'S OUTDOOR, INC.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

If this rifle is for hunting purposes where you will be packing it or carrying it while hunting all day you will be much happier in the long run with a 26" barrel 338 RUM. Both it and the 338-300 RUM lose very little velocity per inch of barrel. 15-20 fps per inch maybe. The 338 RUM will do anything the 338-300 RUM will do with over the counter cheap products and no fuss necking up 300 brass and fireforming. Why go to all the trouble for the same end result.

My 26" barrel 338 RUM will shoot the 300 grainers to 2800 fps but my pet load is the 225 grain Cutting Edge bullet .64 bc at 3350 fps.

Depends on how you plan on using the rifle then build a rifle to suit that purpose. So let us know your purpose then we can tailor make you a rifle.
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:31 PM
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

It's mostly for bench shooting and the ocasional hunt. I don't usually walk a lot while hunting. I just want to keep it under 15lb for those ocasional hunts.
I do want a .338 EDGE just to have one
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Old 04-17-2012, 02:19 PM
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Then do a 30" barrel as heavy as you can stand. I did a straight cylinder/no taper in 338-300 RUM back in the 90's that was a way fun cheap to shoot (relatively speaking) long range rifle. It was amazingly accurate well beyond 1000 yards. It was heavy but the pleasure of shooting it was worth it. It was not a carry rifle but for long range plinking and hunting from a 4x4 or short walks it was amazing.
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

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If this rifle is for hunting purposes where you will be packing it or carrying it while hunting all day you will be much happier in the long run with a 26" barrel 338 RUM. Both it and the 338-300 RUM lose very little velocity per inch of barrel. 15-20 fps per inch maybe. The 338 RUM will do anything the 338-300 RUM will do with over the counter cheap products and no fuss necking up 300 brass and fireforming. Why go to all the trouble for the same end result.

My 26" barrel 338 RUM will shoot the 300 grainers to 2800 fps but my pet load is the 225 grain Cutting Edge bullet .64 bc at 3350 fps.

Depends on how you plan on using the rifle then build a rifle to suit that purpose. So let us know your purpose then we can tailor make you a rifle.
I am loading some 225 gr cutting edge d67s as we speak..out of a factory 338 rum, and also a full custom gun..custom gun has a mag of 3.820Wyatts...factory gun is 3.680....3.820 is perfect with the seal tite band...the factory gun is quite a bit deeper..Is that gonna be a problem...since the band is half way down the neck....should I change to an extended mag like the one mentioned earlier.around 3.90...Since you test these with my favorite caliber...you would know...also are you single feeding these, or do you have an extended mag...which would you recommend...thanks LTLR
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Old 05-24-2012, 12:33 PM
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Re: .338 EDGE Newbie

i shoot an edge with a standerd throught and load the acu bonds off the lands a bit and it shoots great . my rifle is a savage 110 fp with a 32in full bull and then another 2.5in for the brake i usily shoot it without the brake it seems to shoot better without it . i have it in a ultiment sniper stk with a 8-32 target scope and bi pod gun is about 18lbs recoil is less than my 1895 lever 45/70. it is great for hunting. whin i was in montana i packed that same gun with a 300wm barrel a back pack with gear and my 45/70 up and down hills for miles every day for a week. set up on some ridge and watch over a vally . it was a great week and looking forwed to dooing it agin .
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