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Old 08-20-2008, 03:50 PM
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Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I am looking at getting a barrell imported to put on my Sendero RUM and have it chambered to either 338 edge or 338 Lapua improved. I am leaning well towards the edge to avoid fireforming.

My questions for you guys are-

1 do I need to go to 30" length or would 28" be sufficient

2 The barrells I am looking at are Broughton, what would be a good contour to go in my HS Precision sendero stock. I dont want to go heavier than 13 lb or so

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:53 PM
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I've got a 28" on my Edge. You can go to a 30", but you'll just be packing extra weight.
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Old 08-20-2008, 04:10 PM
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

If you don't mind weight, longer barrels can always be cut and rechambered and get you some more bullets down the barrel. (accurately)
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I also went with a 28" to keep weight down. Its still kinda heavy rifle for packing up and down canyons, IMO. I woulda went with a 30" but I walk to much and 2" of barrel doesn't seem like much, but my rifle is still a little barrel heavy with the 28" + brake. I dont think I"m losing to much in velocity either as compared to a 30" as I'm running the standard load of 92g H-1000 for 2840fps.

As far as caliber, thats all up to you. The EDGE and Lapua are pretty much identical in performance, but if you improve the lapua you'll be ahead of the pack by a little. It all depends on if you want to fireform brass, which is the great thing about the EDGE, you dont have to. Just size and shoot!!
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

28" Lapua
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I have to admit, fireforming brass doesn't spin my wheels!

What muzzle diameter do you Edge folk go for?

Cheers for help so far, very quick replies indeed
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Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I went with a 30 inche ABS barrel for my 338 Lapua. Not sure why a standard lapua isn't in the mix. My rifle wieghs 11.6 pounds with scope. A Palma contour barrel fluted from Rock Creek will weigh very close to the same as my ABS barrel and I carry mine when hunting and have NO problems what so ever

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