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Old 03-08-2011, 06:14 PM
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thinking about a 338 edge

I'm thinking about a 34" barrel' about the weight of a #7 or 8 lilja contour, I have 2 lilja's a kreiger, a hart, and a couple lothar walthers and looking to expand my variety, so who offers such a barrel?
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Old 03-08-2011, 08:27 PM
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I'm thinking about a 34" barrel' about the weight of a #7 or 8 lilja contour, I have 2 lilja's a kreiger, a hart, and a couple lothar walthers and looking to expand my variety, so who offers such a barrel?
Thanks for looking
RR
Bartlien will make one as well as a few others. I think the velocity gain over 30" is almost nothing... there might be more of a downside than gain???
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Old 03-08-2011, 09:10 PM
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Re: thinking about a 338 edge

Have a Bartlein 32" 5r gain twist. Running @ 2950. Well, its an improved 338-300 rum. Not real hot load.
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Re: thinking about a 338 edge

If I was doing one that long I would do a straight cylinder with no taper. You would get better accuracy out of it. At 34" it is not a rifle you could carry anyway so why put a taper on it. Also if I was doing a barrel that long I would do it in a cartridge that would get the benefit out of that long a barrel. The 338 Excalibur would be a better choice. You could get near or exceed 3200 fps out of it.
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
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Re: thinking about a 338 edge

Ridge Runner,

I'm so impressed with Shawn Carlock's new rifle that I bought one. You might want to check it out!

Finally the Defensive Edge LRKM is unveiled

Jeff
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Old 03-09-2011, 12:08 AM
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Re: thinking about a 338 edge

+1 regarding Long Time Long Ranger's comment.............I have an unusually fast 24" savage barrel in 338 edge that throws 300gr smk at 2810fps and 300gr berger at 2850 with 92gr standard no pressure loads (drops have confirmed) . While I understand this is unusual it suggests to me at least that excess barrel length in this cartridge may be a waist and the larger round probably makes more sense.

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Old 03-09-2011, 12:51 AM
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I have know idea what you're hanging this 34in tube on but that sounds like alot of pipe hanging on a stock receiver if that's what you intend to use.
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