Originally Posted by jwp475
Since the 338 Rum lags about 100 FPS behind the Edge with the 3oo SMK I'd say that the Rum isn't quite the equall of the Edge . I've alo spent my life in the shooting sports and I'm not buying the "obsolete" tag
Ditto. But I'm sure jwp475 has spent alot more time shooting than I have. LTLR, you have alot of experience, no doubt, and I respect that, but your continued characterizations of the 338's just don't seem to jive with what many others find.
Even Shawn's recent story of his buddy shooting a +P version of the EDGE vs. the EDGE at very long range shows what a few extra fps due to extra hp of a large case can mean. Case size matters, coupled with the correct barrel, just like cubic inches matter in an engine. Yet, you repeatedly seem to indicate that case size doesn't really matter much.
I see your numbers and your experience and realize that my experience is very small compared to yours, but I just don't see too many other folks making the same .338 comparisons that you do. Interesting...
I do see that in your posts in this thread that you give the big Weatherby quite a boost over the RUM and EDGE--that's more than I recall you giving it in the past. I'm just trying to learn here.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1
"And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are the gift of God?" Thomas Jefferson - Notes on the State of Virginia
- Shelter for Your WildSide - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYwgo...&feature=g-upl