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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

.338 Edge = ~113gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = ~2713fps at 63000 psia SAAMI

.338 RUM = ~110gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = ~2671fps at 63000 psig SAAMI

.338 Lapua Mag = ~108gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = 2735fps at 68000 psig CIP

This is using QuickLoad inputs so they can change based on your load and real-life data. RUM has 63800psig max pressure per SAAMI while Lapua has 68168 psig max pressure rating by CIP.

Lapua brass is much stronger, will last longer, isn't rebated like the RUM which I've read is more reliable but.....the brass and rounds are about 4x the cost of the RUM but I have no idea if you will get 4x the life on the brass.

I'd go with the .338 RUM for ease of access to cartridges, 300 Edge if you load your own or 338 LM if you want more velocity, potentially reliability and the best 338 out there.

Personally, I was thinking of going for the 338 Edge or Rum because I'm cheap, but now I think I'm keeping my 338 Win Mag and getting a 375 CheyTac.

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Old 09-19-2012, 05:38 PM
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

Actually, 300 RUM brass is usually much easier to find than 338 RUM brass.
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

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.338 Edge = ~113gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = ~2713fps

.338 RUM = ~110gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = ~2671fps

.338 Lapua Mag = ~108gr H2O case capacity, max velocity w/ 300gr berger = 2671fps

This is using QuickLoad inputs so they can change. RUM has 63800psig max pressure while Lapua has 60900psig max pressure rating.

I'd go with the .338 RUM for ease of access to brass.
Sorry but when each are loaded to their max pressures the Lapua will out perform the RUM by about 75-100 fps and the EDGE by about 50 fps in equal barrel lengths. The Lapua case can also withstand much higher pressures than the EDGe and RUM and will last 3x as long with equal pressure loads and still have tight primer pockets. Just sayin
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Sorry but the Lapua will out perform the RUM by about 75-100 fps and the EDGE by about 50 fps in equal barrel lengths. The Lapua case can also withstand much higher pressures than the EDGe and RUM and will last 3x as long with equal pressure loads and still have tight primer pockets. Just sayin
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4700 bar (68,168 psi) CIP Lapua Mag.
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Re: What is the best .33 caliber precision long range hunting round??? Remington 700

You certainly can't debate Lapua brass. It's the best and that's that.

But when these 3 chamberings are loaded to equal pressures the 338 EDGE has a FPS advantage. It may not be by hundred's of feet per second but it does have and EDGE.

And I don't need to be a self proclaimed scientist, nor legend in my own mind and certainly not a convicted multi state trophy class poacher to know that!!!
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