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What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700 L/A

 
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

Again, the 338-300 RUM has no edge or advantage over the 338 RUM. It is the other way around. the 338 RUM has all the advantages and is the better cartridge. They are twins performance wise however the 338 RUM wins in every other category.

If anyone thinks the 338-300 RUM has an advantage over the 338 RUM what do you think it is?
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

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Again, the 338-300 RUM has no edge or advantage over the 338 RUM. It is the other way around. the 338 RUM has all the advantages and is the better cartridge. They are twins performance wise however the 338 RUM wins in every other category.

If anyone thinks the 338-300 RUM has an advantage over the 338 RUM what do you think it is?
Would you explain what you mean by the 338 RUM having the advantages?
I've always been under the impression that the whole reason for the 338 Edge was the added powder capacity of the 300RUM case as compared to the 338RUM case.
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

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.338 EDGE! All the people that swear by them can not be wrong. Do some research and watch the videos. Also go to www.defensiveedge.net/ and watch the videos. Shawn took the 338 Edge and made it what it is today. May as well get all you can from your 700 action as far as accuracy and velocity with 300 gr bullets and that is the EDGE.

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+1 Awesome cartridge on a Standard Magnum bolt face in a Rem 700

The 4 I have built have shot incredibly well, no blueprinting, just a 700, with an after market barrel & you are GTG.

How can you argue with a 26" barrel 9-9.5lbs all up with scope & 2800 FPS, 1/2 moa
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

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What is a .338 edge and what is the advantage it has over the .338 RUM? As components and dies are readily available for the .338 RUM?
I don't know for sure (other than what's in that article) but you should call Shawn @ Defensive Edge. I seem to remember him stating that he cuts the chamber a little differently.
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

I don't see the 338 Norma mentioned anywhere. Any thoughts?
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

I have loaded for and shot many 338 Rums and many 338 EDGES. I have another 338 RUM to do this week. It is simple. The .338 EDGE has more case capacity allowing it to obtain more velocity. Using H-1000 and a 300 gr bullet the Rum will max out at 88 or maybe 89 gr of powder. But the EDGE will allow 92 and sometimes 93 gr of powder. That equals more velocity which is why Shawn develoed his version of the EDGE. Anyone that does not understand this is simply in denial or so arrogant they can't see the forest for the trees.

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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

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Would you explain what you mean by the 338 RUM having the advantages?
I've always been under the impression that the whole reason for the 338 Edge was the added powder capacity of the 300RUM case as compared to the 338RUM case.
As I look at the two dummy cartridges I keep for the two, I am reminded as to how very little difference there is between them. I need to actually measure the powder capacity of the 300 & 338 Ultras (I load for both). If 2800fps is all the Edge is good for, I would seriously consider whether or not the 20fps advantage is worth it. I'm running 300SMK's out of my RUM @ 2780 & that is from AI mags. I guess you can call it an "edge" in performance, but a nominal one at best. the +P on the other hand is quite a bit different & well worth the extra step in reloading.

Only a few advantages to the RUM. One less step in the reloading process, Shorter OAL (pretty important if you're running a mag fed setup), Less powder consumption for near identical performance.

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