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Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

 
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:39 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

Thats what I was thinking but thought I would see what some of the seasoned long rangers thought as well. The only concern I had with the edge was the velocities with the 300gr bullets hence the reason I was looking at the RUMS but seems like the combo of the long barrels of 30"+ can get some pretty good speeds.
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Old 01-15-2012, 06:47 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

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Thats what I was thinking but thought I would see what some of the seasoned long rangers thought as well. The only concern I had with the edge was the velocities with the 300gr bullets hence the reason I was looking at the RUMS but seems like the combo of the long barrels of 30"+ can get some pretty good speeds.
My 338 LM sends the 300's 2800 ish with a 27 1/2" tube. This gets me to 1900 where I live before they go subsonic. And 1275 lbs of energy at 1500. I do understand the merrits of higher velocity, but also feel a lot can be done with a 300 gr bullet at 2800 or 2850.

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Old 01-15-2012, 06:53 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

Yup the more i read about the EDGE i like it in a midweight rig.. The 300gr bullet and a well placed shot will take down almost anything I hunt at 90% of ranges I hunt. I was planning on running a 30inch tube if not a tad bit longer.
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Old 01-15-2012, 07:03 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

I'm still trying to decide b/w 338 Edge and 338 Lapua Magnum. If I go LM, then I have to buy a new bolt, but I get the good brass.

If I go Edge, I get Remmington brass, eewww, but save 240+ bucks by keeping the current bolt. I guess what I really need to remember is that Shawn and others must be using their fare share of Remington brass and they are all killing stuff. I just hate the brass prep.

Either way, the bbl will be 28" at the longest. I'm not going 30".
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:47 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

300 ultra and run some berger 230's or 338 ultra and run some 300 smk OR Bergers. Both are wicked... The 338 edge is hardly any gain.
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Old 01-16-2012, 02:36 PM
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Re: Time to rebarrel...Need opinions

Cant argue with 2300 plus rounds on a 28" AMU/MTU Rock Creek barrel. it is 300 win, trued rem 700 action. 15 reloads on win brass and I had my first brass failure. If and when this barrel finally poops the bed it will be chambered in a 300 win again. I never run my barrel anything past warm to the touch, every time I clean the barrel, average 400 rounds it gets a very healthy dose of Gun Juice.
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