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Old 05-06-2010, 12:38 AM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

for this particular rifle the mag lenght isnt long enough for a repeater edge if i remeber they posted it on savage shooters i know the edge is cheaper to shoot but one of advantages of the edge over the lapua was no specail action which if wanted to built off this rifle then that advantage no longer exsists so you are down to 2 advantages edge is fast and cheaper to shoot
but lapua is a factory round and lapua brass is available
since the edge is wild cat custom barrel you can AI the lapua then it will be faster than the edge
lapua can be repeater straight form the factory the edge would require to set the bullets deep giveing up accuracy and speed
this is why i figure on seeing more AI Lapua's than edge's
their are advantages to both i believe if savage offered just the action for sale would see alot of edges but its hard to justify 1500-2000 for a single shot action for an edge when you can build it form a target action for 400 or stevens for 300 with spare parts

i do like the edge i have a barrel on order from NSS for my stevens
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:21 PM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

You should be able to fit an accuracy international mag system on this action. I would much rather buy 338 Lapua brass, not go the AI route, make a repeater and anneal cases. They will last forever and feed great. If the action becomes available I'll buy one for sure. It would be the cheapest 338 Lapua on the market.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:40 AM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

The 338-300 ultramag is not faster than the 338 lapua. These myths get started and seem to grow. I have chronographed many of both.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:30 AM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

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The 338-300 ultramag is not faster than the 338 lapua. These myths get started and seem to grow. I have chronographed many of both.
Have you any published data to share with everyone?
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Old 05-07-2010, 11:04 AM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

Topbrass, I have extensive data on many 338's collected over the past 35 years. I share that on here on a regular basis. I switched to big 338's for long range hunting when Sierra introduced the 250 grain game king bullet back in the 70's with the highest BC of any hunting bullet on the market. Now it seems there is a new 338 bullet a month as the popularity of the caliber grows. It is a very good caliber to shoot for large big game. What in particular are you looking for and I will try and help you.
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:20 PM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

I am considering the 338's at this time and I have looked at various load data and it does seem that the 338 RUM and Edge have a slight advantage in speed over the Lapua.

I would like to see more data. Have you published any of your load data? Others have and I would like to start collecting the info instead of just looking at single load data.

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Old 05-07-2010, 12:59 PM
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Re: savage 110 ba in 338 edge

The three you listed are virtually identical. Not enough seperation to make a call based on ballistics alone. Consider other factors to base your decision on. There are many differences but ballistics are not one of them. From all the rifles I built and all the other rifles guys brought to my range that I chronographed, the averages would be like this. The 338-300 ultra is slightly faster than the 338 ultra. Then the 338 lapua is slightly faster than the 338-300 ultramag. Probably because the lapua brass allowed the lapua to be loaded at higher pressures giving it a slight advantage. This is considering highest velocity loads. However the accuracy loads of these three cartridges all fit in a 150 fps (2725-2875)range pretty much and most within 100fps (2750-2850). Either of the three can fit anywhere in that 150 fps range. In other words one guys 338 ultramag may be 100 fps faster than another's 338-300 or 338 lapua with best accuracy loads, or switch them any way you want. Basically with best accuracy loads they are identical because they all fit within that specific range. All are equally extremely accurate.

So with that one has to consider other factors that are important to him. Ease of reloading and if you have a standard magnum action to rebarrel. And if that action happens to be a mk5 wby which is a huge plus and makes all the difference allowing you to go to a bigger 338. Basically if you have a standard magnum action that is not a wby mk5 the choice would be one of the ultramags that also would be much cheaper to reload. The standard 338 ultramag is over the counter products with no resizing cases or fireforming brass making it easier and cheaper still. That is why I stopped building the 338-300 ultramag in 2001. If you have a mk5 wby action or you are doing a custom action rig then the choice would be the 338 lapua improved, 338-378 wby or one of the improved versions of the 378 case or 416 rigby case. These would step you up considerably in performance over the ultramag case and all are equally accurate if done by a top gunsmith who is familiar with doing the chambering you decide on. Velocity performance is critical in long range shooting because of the unknown variable which is wind. You want to eliminate as much of that as possible and the higher velocity chamberings leave less of the unknown to figure.
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