Originally Posted by rscott5028
How many rounds will the rifle hold?
Does it feed well?
Did you do anything special with the throat/freebore/magazine to accomodate the longer VLD's up to the new Berger Hybrid?
Or, would you recommend doing so for another build in this cartridge in a heavier LRH rifle?
Do you think you need an Edge, RUM, LM to push the 300 grainers effectively?
It will hold 3 rounds in the mag ,but it is full and functions flawlessly with two + 1. There
were no problems with feeding.
I went with the standard free bore to get the max velocity out of the compact case.
and my intentions are/were to use 200 or 225 grain Accubonds and limit the distance to
4 or 500 yards.
I have several big 338s for the bigger bullets and I am in the process of building another
based on a 375 RUM case pushed to the max powder volume.
This project was to build a very compact rifle with plenty of power.
I had even thought about blowing out the case to the same body length as the 7 WSM and
adding another 8 to 10 grains of capacity but went back to my original thought and left
it alone to make it easier to load and buy ammo for.
The closest thing to the 338 RCM is the 325 WSM and the ammo for it runs $50.00 to $65.00
a box. The 338 RCM is from $38.00 to $42.00 so this was a consideration plus there are
Lot's of 338 Bullets to chose from.
PS; I just put a muzzle break on it for the faint of hart and need to see what difference it
made in recoil and accuracy.
J E CUSTOM