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Old 12-05-2009, 11:10 PM
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Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

Can anybody out there tell me what kind of barrell life to expect out of a 338 rum, 338 edge and 300 rum?
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Old 12-05-2009, 11:33 PM
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

300rum don't shoot to many long strings and let the barrel cool and you could be looking at about 1000.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:45 AM
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

You will not wear out the 338's. You can wear out the 300. The 338 ultramag would be the best since it is more efficient than the 338-300 ultramag getting virtually the same velocity with a tad less powder.
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Old 12-06-2009, 12:59 AM
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

Spliting a pretty fine hair aren't you? I mean the difference between a 338 RUM and a 338 Edge 6 to 8 grains difference? Not significant IMHO
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Old 12-06-2009, 01:11 AM
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

There is no difference between these two if that is what you are asking. In theory the 338 ultramag should get a couple more rounds through a barrel since most loads are three or so grains less than the 338-300 ultramag. Same thing though, same performance other than the 338 ultramag feeds better in standard mag actions and the long bullets aren't so cramped since it is slightly shorter. I built over a hundred 338-300 ultramags in my shop before the turn of the century but when the 338 ultramag came out it made the 338-300 obsolete and I haven't fooled with it since.
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

The 338-300 Rum is also known as the338 Edge and is a rather popular chambering. Shawn Carlock builds quite a few of them, hardly obsolete IMHO
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Re: Barrell Life 338 rum vs 300 rum

I didn't say it wasn't popular, I said it was obsolete and has been since the 338 ultramag came out. When a factory chambering hits the market that does everything a wildcat did in a better format the wildcat is then obsolete. Popularity can keep it alive but it is obsolete. I have seen this happen with many over the last 40 years. I currently own quite a few myself. Even a couple of the now obsolete 338-300 ultramags.

I don't say this with any reflection on the gunsmith you mentioned, Shawn Carlock. I have never met Shawn, but have the deepest respect for him and anyone like him who dedicates there life to the shooting sports to make it better through continuing research and developement. I know hunting and shooting inside out and knowbody is going to fool me. I have never known Shawn to misrepresent the facts on performance of the 338-300 ultramag that he calls the Edge. Unlike many other smiths hyping there product, he worked with it and other cartridges to make them better. Shawn should be recognized for his continued hard work striving to produce better rifles and speaking ethically and accurately about them.
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