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.338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

 
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Old 10-07-2013, 09:13 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

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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.
Mark,

Are you talking about the brass that Shawn sells? Or is there another source.

I use RUM brass to form 270 AMs and am stuck with Remmy stuff.
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

To add to Montana's comment about Bertram brass available for the edge. I'm pretty sure Brian Lytz offers loaded rounds for the Edge at a reasonable price for match grade ammunition. Don't quote me but it might be worth taking a look at.
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Mark,

Are you talking about the brass that Shawn sells? Or is there another source.

I use RUM brass to form 270 AMs and am stuck with Remmy stuff.
Roy,

I'm talking about the Bertram brass that Shawn sells. I'm sure you could neck it down. Heck, I might get some for my 300 RUM.

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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

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.
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

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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
Jewel Trigger
Extended mag Box
Raceway opened up for new bolt
Action Blue Print

Good luck with our project!
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Old 10-13-2013, 05:31 PM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

Without the Bertram brass I would have built the RUM, I went with the Edge and bought the Bertram brass I am happy with my choice. I went the rem brass route to start and was not happy.
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Old 10-17-2013, 05:37 AM
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Re: .338 RUM vs. .338 EDGE

Alaska is home to 338's but I have never seen any loaded ammo or brass in 338 Rum anywhere, and this is before the obumma scare ! 300 Rum brass and ammo is always available, even now......... one of the reasons why I went with the 338 Edge ... I had installed a 3.9" Seekins detachable mag system to seat the bullets way out....... I coat the 300 gr Accubond bullets with tungsten and my max load is pushing pretty close to 3000 fps with a 30" Obermeyer bbl but the accuracy load is right at 2900 fps. I doubt the 338 Rum can be pushed this hard with the 300 gr Accubond without blowing primer pockets after one firing, my 2900 fps Rem brass is on the 4th firing and primers still fit snug, with the brass Shawn Carlock has made available and RL33 the gap between the two will widen even more........
besides that I haven't used factory ammo in over 20 years other than the 22 Long Rifle, 40 SnW and 7.62x39,


I've taken two large bull moose and two black bear these past two seasons with the Edge and 300 gr Accubond bullets and all were 1 shot DRT kills, not one of them complained about the "wildcat" status of my chamber and ammo !

would the critters have reacted differently if shot with a 338 Rum ? most of course !!!! they would have been pissed at getting shot with a factory rifle and ammo, big game deserve better, wouldn't y'all agree ?
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