Originally Posted by TORCHRIDER
I handload. Guess I still dont get the high level of interest in the .338 Edge if the .338 RUM is ballistically its equal. Not looking to pick a fight, just trying to understand which .338 to go with. Thanks!
The 300/338 was the answer for a 338 RUM before Remington came out with the 338 RUM
But when the 300/338 is seated to fit the Long action mag box the case capacity is reduced
slightly so there is little or no gain over the 338 RUM seated to the same COL.
Either of these cartriges are very good in the velocity department and with normal pressure
loads very capable performers on large game at great distances.
I think that some of the interest in the 300/338 is the "Wildcat" factor. But any benefits are
negated by the ease of using factory ammo or loading a standard cartridge like the 338 RUM.
If anything the 300 RUM brass is harder to come by than the 338 Brass and requires sizing
the necks up to 330 and some neck thinning is normal.
There are more powerful 338s (338/378 or the 338 Excalibur) but brass for either is very
expensive (3 or 4 times) that of the rums.
I went through the same though process and chose the 338 RUM and have not been disappointed
in performance or accuracy.
So the choice is yours .
J E CUSTOM