Re: 338 Edge vs. 338 RUM - Basic Characteristics?
The real advantage of the EDGE comes with a 30" tube or heavier bullets or both. If you plan on running 225 Accubonds out of a 26" tube I would say the advantages are minimal. If you want to push a 250 or heavier out of the 26" the EDGE is worth doing. If you plan to run a 30" or so tube the EDGE is an advantage with any bullet weight. Accuracy is more a product of the rifle than the chambering but I have had no problems getting either to shoot. A 30" tube and 300 gr SMK's are the most impressive of course but I don't know if that is in your plans. I can tell you this, I welded a 10" 3/4 thick T-1 plate to a 2" x 1/4" stake on edge, I shot it 9 times at 637 yards when it sheared the stake at ground level and not from a bullet impact on the stake. That was with the 30"/300gr combo.