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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