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Old 05-25-2012, 09:37 AM
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338 edge throught depth

i have a 338 edge with a 32in 1in9 twist barrel i would like to shoot the 300gr mk but the 250 acu bonds that i load now are seated deaply into the case even when they are tuching the lands . if i load the 300 to just tuch the lands they take up alot of case vol . My gun is single feed so col dont mater . i talked to a smith about cutting it deaper he siad make a dummy round and he could make a perfect fit . would i gane anything by seating the bullet out and having more case vol . the throught is perfect now for the 200&225sst but i got the long barrel with the fast twist to take advantige of the extra case and the 300gr pills.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:58 AM
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Re: 338 edge throught depth

I would want a longer throat especially with that twist and barrel length. A throat reamer is ok, but there are a few risks. Their is a chance it will not follow on a perfect center. I recommend you talk to some of the better smiths on here for advice. Also I would not ignor the oprion to set the barrel back and rechamber with a longer throated reamer.

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Old 05-25-2012, 01:20 PM
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Re: 338 edge throught depth

i can have a piloted reamer made by PTG to my spcs to match a dummy rd cost for me is like $140 that is how i would do it just get that and hand turn it they make the hand reamer for the throught too but my concern is am i going to gane anything or just run it like it is . i guss i could just give them a shot and as long as i can run the 300 around 2900fps i will be right where i want to be ill just use a short cut or ball powder i use win 780 now with 250s i could use some 7828ssc with 300 any ideas would be helpfull the gun is together now and shoting good so far with the 250 ab.
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