Re: 338 Edge vs 338 Lapua ??
+20 for what azsugarbear said about the brass. Its been hard to find brass over the last 2 years. I bought the cheapest reduced loaded Remington rounds just to have the brass. If I had to do it over again I would of went with the 338 lapua hands down. all the reloading stuff is just the same to me you still have to spend some money to reload either way. Also the improved version seem to be the best bang if you are going to a custom gun. But saying all this I still bought the 300 RUM because I thought I can always buy over the counter in a pinch but the pinch has really been a grand caynon and the RUM brass is hard to come by. Powder; it seems the best I have shot out of my rum is retumbo and that is hard to find. the Lapua has a lot more different powder choices that can give you descent velocity and maybe this is just because the makers did not what to try and produce as much data as possible. Who knows. Cost effectiveness etc., etc., etc.,....but the Lapua has excellent brass, common powders seem to work pretty good, and in the improved model you can usually expect right around 3000fps with the 300 grain pill.