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Why the 338 edge

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Unread 02-07-2013, 10:51 PM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

Originally Posted by jfseaman View Post
You miss read my post. I'm going with 338 Edge because no bolt modifications.

I know the LM requires it.
Yup. Misread. My apologies.
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Unread 02-26-2013, 11:52 PM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

i am building a 338 lapua right know never looked into the edge.
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Unread 02-27-2013, 01:21 AM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

With the gun ban agenda of the UN and that socialist psycho obuma, I would stay away from anything "military" ....

we may end up like some European countries where the 338 Lapua is banned from civilian use for being a military cartridge...
it's tagged heavily for its "sniper" history

that is why I built a 338 Edge and not the 338 Lapua......

I also set it up so I can switch barrels and can run the 7mm Rum, 300 Rum and 375 Rum factory take off barrels which you can get cheap from gunsmiths
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Unread 02-27-2013, 06:59 AM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

I have a different reason for choosing a 338 edge. I have a expensive 27" SS fluted #5 lilja with a muzzle brake chambered in 300 RUM that is wearing out. When the time comes I can have it rebored/rerifled to 338 and simply open up the neck of the chamber to make a 338 Edge. This will save me a ton of money and no extra modifications will be necessary. Cost to have it rebored/rerifled is approx $225.
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Unread 03-01-2013, 09:34 AM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

I have shot a 338 Lapua improved for many years in a single shot custom rifle. I also have that same model rifle in a repeater in a 338 Edge.

For the gain of only 150 fps of the Lapua Improved over the Edge, when it came time to make some new brass for the Lapua Improved, I decided to pull the barrel and have it shortended and to have another barrel chambered to give me a single shot in a different caliber vice having an Edge and a Lapua Improved.

Simjply put, they both work and after shooting both, I like the Edge better.

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Unread 03-01-2013, 01:44 PM
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Re: Why the 338 edge

While the Edge is a nice cartridge the only time when you will see a difference from the .338 RUM is when you get into the 28" tubes and up so for a hunting rifle that is enjoyable to pack the RUM serves plenty well, with the Lapua has to burn more powder to achieve the same performance as the RUM or Edge so is it really worth the extra powder for little gain in performance? I will not get into the recoil part as if you are recoil shy then these cartridges aren't really for you maybe a 6.5 Grendel or something would be better suited ! LOL!!! Just playing don't get all upset please!
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