close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

.338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 08-18-2006, 07:20 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 58
.338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

Hi Folks,
I've been kicking around some LR rifle ideas and came across a listing (Midway) for a .338 RUM Ackley Improved.

I am just curious if this might be a different way (i.e. fireforming .338 RUM brass vs necking up .300 RUM cases to .338) of arriving at .338 EDGE powder capacity?

Thank for the input,

HBB
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 06:31 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: OK
    Posts: 2,133
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    I don't think so. Shawns cartrige is a necked up and improved 300 RUM, which is originally longer to the shoulder than the 338 RUM. They would be very close though.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 06:49 AM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2004
    Location: Pennsyltucky
    Posts: 2,630
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    shawn's edge is not an improved version of the 300 RUM case, just pushed out to 338. i would go with the edge over a 338rum imp because of brass. the 300 has choices for brass other than remington plus you don't have to fireform.if you don't mind fireforming, i'd go with the 33/300 improved before i would go with a 338rum imp.
    __________________
    davesonlinedeals.com
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 07:22 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: centre,alabama
    Posts: 948
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    What is the powder capacity of the .338Rum Imp. and what shoulder does it have?
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 07:52 AM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Sep 2005
    Posts: 58
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    If the reamer I saw listed has the usual Ackley 40 degree shoulder it should have roughly 4%-6% more powder capacity than the parent round.

    Thanks for the input,

    HBB
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 01:24 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2005
    Location: OK
    Posts: 2,133
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    sorry, my mistake.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 08-19-2006, 07:06 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: centre,alabama
    Posts: 948
    Re: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE

    That sounds pretty good,fireforming is not a big deal.You may be on to something good with this Imp. case... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: .338RUM Ackley Improved vs .338 EDGE
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    .280 Ackley Improved Greg Duerr The Basics, Starting Out 22 04-28-2016 08:45 PM
    rem 700 .338rum to edge bigerik Gunsmithing 2 11-07-2009 06:58 AM
    Ackley improved or Ackley changed north of 53 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 10 10-19-2008 03:49 PM
    rechamber 338RUM to a 338 Edge motrapper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 11-30-2007 10:59 AM
    338RUM or 338 RUM Improved dbhostler Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 2 01-14-2004 05:19 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC