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.338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

 
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:09 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

I built a 338 ultra on a Savage long action, shoots great, best load does 2810 fps with the 300 SMK. The only thing I changed was the barrel and the trigger and its a single shot. The rifle was a 7mm and that bolt face works for the RUM. Check out the savageshooter.com forum, all the info you need. I couldn't justify a wildcat when the factory components are available for the same thing. There are lots out there that like the wildcat "WOW".
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Old 02-24-2011, 04:24 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

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I built a 338 ultra on a Savage long action, shoots great, best load does 2810 fps with the 300 SMK. The only thing I changed was the barrel and the trigger and its a single shot. The rifle was a 7mm and that bolt face works for the RUM. Check out the savageshooter.com forum, all the info you need. I couldn't justify a wildcat when the factory components are available for the same thing. There are lots out there that like the wildcat "WOW".
Fatrack I have been hanging out on Savageshooters forum and it has a ton of info. Quick question:

Should I be looking for a Long action or magnum action? Or are they one in the same?

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Old 02-24-2011, 08:05 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

I think Savage only makes a short or long, no magnum. I bought a used cheap 7mm and converted it.
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Old 02-25-2011, 10:06 AM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

I just picked up a new in the box Savage 112 in .25-06 for an Edge build and also a switch barrel gun. It has the heavy S.S. Fluted barrel on it and the S.S. long action. It also has a small shank barrel. I had been trying to buy a Rem Sendero in .300 Ultra to build on but the deal fell through and I had to start all over again. This gun came up and my Gunsmith friend talked me into buying it even though I had second thoughts about the small shank barrel. His comment was this, the action is the same size as the large shank action. The barrel diameter once it gets past the barrel nut is plenty big enough. All I need to do is change the bolt face and screw in the barrel, head space it, and tighten down the lock nut. He is going to make me an aluminum block to go into the mag well and turn it into a single shot as that is all I really need anyway.
Part of the reason for me building a .338 Edge is this. About 4 years ago I bought a custom .300 RUM with about 50 rounds through it that is one awesome rifle to shoot and love the thing. It shoots so well that I keep it just for hunting and spend more time shooting my other long range guns for practice and just bring it out once in a while to hunt with. When I bought the gun I also received another 400 rounds of unfired .300 RUM brass. I'm still on my first 100 rnds of brass I bought when I received the gun with no sign of it going bad on me any time soon. So I have the brass, powder, primers, so might as well build an Edge. And, I was looking for something I can go ahead and shoot the hell out of it without feeling like I am going to hurt it. Besides, when the barrel does go, I can just screw in another one.
I also plan on adding another barrel to the gun in .223 AI with a 1in7 twist as I have about 1000 80 grain JLK bullets and brass and dies for one.
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Old 02-25-2011, 11:16 AM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

What is the brass life of the 338 Edge vs. the 338 RUM?

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:08 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

Hello,

This is an older thread, but I thought it might be appropriate
to post my question here. I have taken an interest in putting
together a Rem 700 in 338 RUM.

Now I read about the 338 Edge.

Let's see if I've read and understood correctly:

Even with the slightly longer case and increased case volume
of the Edge, it is not an advantage over the RUM case as neither case
can be loaded any fuller than around ~~100gr (whichever powder).
Both cases have more than adequate room, neither case is really
volume limited. Loading each case with the same bullet and shooting it
out the same config barrel, each cartridge faces the same pressure
limitation.

How far off am I ?

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Old 10-07-2013, 04:25 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

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Hello,

This is an older thread, but I thought it might be appropriate
to post my question here. I have taken an interest in putting
together a Rem 700 in 338 RUM.

Now I read about the 338 Edge.

Let's see if I've read and understood correctly:

Even with the slightly longer case and increased case volume
of the Edge, it is not an advantage over the RUM case as neither case
can be loaded any fuller than around ~~100gr (whichever powder).
Both cases have more than adequate room, neither case is really
volume limited. Loading each case with the same bullet and shooting it
out the same config barrel, each cartridge faces the same pressure
limitation.

How far off am I ?

Thanks Folks !
With the slightly greater case capacity you can add slightly more powder. Bottom line difference is maybe 50 fps give or take. A big advantage to the EDGE now is that you can get very good headstamped brass for it that is supposedly close to Lapua quality.
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