Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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


Reply

Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #8  
Old 08-20-2008, 05:09 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 1,302
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I don't understand the problem with fireforming brass? You shoot a normal load, loaded on Improved dies, then you just work up to a max load with the improved brass, with increased speed, and less case stretch. Sure dies are going to be a bit extra, but if you're able to afford a big 338, $50 shouldn't hurt too much.

Just my opinion however.

Last edited by Tyler Kemp; 08-20-2008 at 05:15 PM. Reason: I can't spell
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-20-2008, 05:19 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Top of the South Island, New Zealand
Posts: 252
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

I got a bit windy after reading some peoples opinions on the big 338's being built on Rem 700 actions. Some say they are not strong enough.

How does OAL of 338 Edge and 338 Lapua compare?, It would be great to still fit them in the mag (will fit Wyatts extended mag box)

What contours and Muzzle diameters do you guys have on your 338 tubes?
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-20-2008, 05:54 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,598
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

My 338 Lapua is built on a Rem 700 Action and it works just fine IMHO. I have the Seekins detachable box magazine that allows loaded cartridges to fit up to 3.92" over all length. The Seekins detachable box magazines are the best available IMHO. I have pushed 250 grain SMK's with 95 grains of R-25 for a velocity of 3197 and 98 grains of H-1000 for 3189 FPS
My load for the 300 Grain SMK is 92 grains of H-1000 for 2800 FPS. There are other powders such as Retumbo and US-869 that will give higher velocities with the 300 grainers, but the consistence of H-1000 is excellent IMHO

After all Remington builds a 338 Lapua on the M-700 Action
__________________
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 08-20-2008, 06:49 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Top of the South Island, New Zealand
Posts: 252
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwp475 View Post
My 338 Lapua is built on a Rem 700 Action and it works just fine IMHO. I have the Seekins detachable box magazine that allows loaded cartridges to fit up to 3.92" over all length. The Seekins detachable box magazines are the best available IMHO. I have pushed 250 grain SMK's with 95 grains of R-25 for a velocity of 3197 and 98 grains of H-1000 for 3189 FPS
My load for the 300 Grain SMK is 92 grains of H-1000 for 2800 FPS. There are other powders such as Retumbo and US-869 that will give higher velocities with the 300 grainers, but the consistence of H-1000 is excellent IMHO

After all Remington builds a 338 Lapua on the M-700 Action
I take it that your stock is a HS Sendero stock?, can you post up a pick of the seekins mag, I havent heard of those. Does it replace all the remington bottom metal?
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 08-20-2008, 07:13 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,598
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua




__________________
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 08-20-2008, 08:22 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Back in the south -NW FL..
Posts: 1,141
Re: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua

''What muzzle diameter do you Edge folk go for?''
------------------------------------------------------------
Just tell Tim North @ broughton/north manufacturing you want a sendero contour that will finish at 28" -or 30" if you choose to go longer.He will send you what you need.
Myself -28" is fine for the velocity level the 338 edge or lapua shoot at , 28" w/a brake is a lonngg barreled hunting rifle.
Long barrels are more desireable w/ huge capacity -high velocity cartridges ,most people who choose 30"-34" or more are using the rifle from a stationary position -i.e. not much toting.
Also a lighter rifle might well recoil less than a heavy rifle when using a brake.
Cheers -Mike
__________________
AIPAC for president !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Barrell Length for 338 Edge or Lapua
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
338 EDGE Barrel Length SidTheKidd Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 3 08-13-2011 08:54 PM
action length for RUM or Edge in Remington 700? taxidermybydavid Gunsmithing 2 05-08-2011 03:28 PM
Muzzle Velocity 24inch barrell vs 26 inch barrell box creek Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 2 09-27-2010 05:55 PM
WTB 338-300 RUM (Edge) full length sizer buckbrush Reloading Equipment and Components 0 06-30-2010 09:05 AM
338 Edge/Lapua Detachable Mag Length? shooter981 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 03-04-2010 08:44 PM

Current Poll
In the last 12 months, what was your longest rifle kill on big game?
0 to 200 yards - 25.99%
1,546 Vote
201 to 400 yards - 32.14%
1,912 Vote
401 to 600 yards - 23.03%
1,370 Vote
601 to 800 yards - 10.04%
597 Votes
801 to 1,000 yards - 3.92%
233 Votes
Over 1,000 yards - 4.89%
291 Votes
Total Votes: 5,949
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:22 AM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC