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 ?
How is it y'all still don't know the difference between CALIBER and CARTRIDGE ??
"In guns, particularly firearms, caliber or calibre is the approximate internal diameter of the barrel, or the diameter of the projectile it fires."
"Fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity"