close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


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

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

thinking about a 338 edge

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 03-08-2011, 06:14 PM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: mathias wv
Posts: 987
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?
Thanks for looking
RR
__________________
Born to Hunt, Forced to Work!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 03-08-2011, 08:27 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2006
    Posts: 870
    Re: thinking about a 338 edge

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ridge Runner View Post
    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???
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 03-08-2011, 09:10 PM
    Bronze Member
     
    Join Date: Apr 2008
    Location: West Desert, UT
    Posts: 85
    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.
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 03-08-2011, 11:23 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2002
    Location: Wyoming
    Posts: 2,612
    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.
    __________________
    Predictions are difficult, especially when they involve the future
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 03-09-2011, 12:01 AM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2009
    Posts: 107
    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
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 03-09-2011, 12:08 AM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2008
    Location: Boise IDAHO
    Posts: 838
    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.

    Last edited by D.ID; 03-09-2011 at 12:12 AM.
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 03-09-2011, 12:51 AM
    B23 B23 is offline
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Oct 2008
    Location: Spokane, Wa.
    Posts: 1,044
    Re: thinking about a 338 edge

    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.
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: thinking about a 338 edge
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Thinking of 7mm RUM? Andy W Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 22 02-23-2011 01:38 PM
    am i thinking too much of the .308 foreign The Basics, Starting Out 32 07-08-2009 06:30 PM
    Thinking about a 264 Win mag nite owl Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 5 04-27-2008 01:20 AM
    I'm thinking about getting a dog. 4ked Horn General Discussion 28 02-01-2005 01:45 AM
    Hi DC: You got me thinking again demarpaint Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 1 03-11-2003 03:27 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:05 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC