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Old 04-15-2011, 03:03 PM
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Re: ? on a .338 Purchase for Long Range Hunting

I don't know why one would patent a cartridge like that, anyone can duplicate it or slightly modify it and call it something else. That is why I am not going to patent the 338 Sin. It is a lot different that just necking up a case and I would rather have anyone and everyone use it for free then a select few use it and pay. Just my train of thought.
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Old 04-15-2011, 03:40 PM
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Re: ? on a .338 Purchase for Long Range Hunting

Shepardsonp, it matters not to me what you, Shawn or anyone else calls a cartridge. Many have several names. It just sounded like in your post you were saying Shawn founded or created it. He named it the Edge. It was quite popular for a few years before he worked with it. Shawn is one of the best rifle men in the country and will continue to do well with his new line of rifles. Me and many of the early guys that were doing the 338-300 RUM quit fooling with it with the introduction of the 338 RUM in 2001. I did extensive head to head tests with both on my 1000 yard range during 2001 and found both shot basically the same numbers and were to close to call since both occupied the same niche. Basically the same performance on a standard magnum action. But like remington told all of us at the 2001 shot show using the 338 RUM case was a much better fit in the remington 700 action with less modifications. Performance was to close to call. If a guy wants more performance than a 338 RUM then there is the Lapua improved case and then up to the 378 wby, 416 Rigby and Excalibur case. So I saw no reason to continue the 338-300 RUM. It is a fine cartridge I just replaced it with the 338 RUM that is a standard cartridge since there was really no need to wildcat the 300 RUM case any more. It is a very good cartridge for the ones who still wildcat it.
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Old 04-15-2011, 05:49 PM
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Re: ? on a .338 Purchase for Long Range Hunting

Good information here!

The reason i went with the .338-300 RUM with the 50 degree shoulder case vs. the .338 Lapua, etc. is:

1. The .338-300 RUM with the 50 degree shoulder case has more powder capacity than the standard .300 RUM case - 119g to overflow water capacity.

2. The .338 Lapua rounds is around $5.00/shot if you buy factory loads vs. wildcatting a .330 RUM case.

3. The specs on the .300 RUM is a larger case vs. the .338 RUM (2.860 case length vs. 2.770).

4. Not many folks have the .338-300 RUM with the 50 degree shoulder case and it just looks cool!

The Patent vs. Trademark discussion is a whole separate thread onto itself.

Nice exchange of information guys!
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:49 PM
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Re: ? on a .338 Purchase for Long Range Hunting

Shepardsonp, Forgot to welcome you to the forum. Hope you find it interesting and look forward to hearing your input.
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