Originally Posted by hemiford
Thank you MontanaRifleman,
Well, I'm learning and it sounds like there is progress in this arena.
So the Edge case CAN accept a little more powder than the RUM case
before going overpressure.
My rough plan was to buy a 300 RUM and re-barrel to 338 with a 30-in.
barrel. Sounds like I could just as easily have it chambered for the Edge.
You can rebarrel any standard/long action 700 from 25-06 to 375 RUM to a 338 RUM or EDGE. I would highly recommend going with a custom action instead. By the time you modify and blue print the 700, you're close to the cost of a custom anyway.
What I did to my 700 300 RUM build
New one piece .704 PTG bolt with SAKO extractor
Bolt Knob welded on
New HD Recoil lug
New firing pin assembly
Extended mag Box
Raceway opened up for new bolt
Action Blue Print
Good luck with our project!