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Old 09-27-2010, 03:42 PM
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338 edge?

OK so i have been lurking on here for some time an i keep hearing about the 338 edge. I know what it is and how it came to be but why is there such a push for this rifle? it seems like everyone wants one or has one. im not picking a fight or any thing but whats the big deal about this?
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:36 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

There are great high BC match grade bullets that performs well in a hunting situation. The big cartridge pushes the bullet to a very reasonable velocity. It is easy for someone with moderate reloading skills to load. It can be made on factory and custom actions very easily. It's relatively easy on barrels.

In a nutshell, it works and it works well.
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:27 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

thanks for the reply. is there any data that I could compare the 338 edge to a 300 win mag? I have a 300 in a savage 110 fcp-k and well I hate the stock and it only about 1 moa w reloads even worse s off the shelf and have considered doing a custom. just fishing for ideas
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Old 09-27-2010, 08:32 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

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thanks for the reply. is there any data that I could compare the 338 edge to a 300 win mag? I have a 300 in a savage 110 fcp-k and well I hate the stock and it only about 1 moa w reloads even worse s off the shelf and have considered doing a custom. just fishing for ideas
The easiest and quickest way to get all of your questions answered is to contact the inventor and peak at his website: 338 Edge
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Old 09-27-2010, 09:23 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

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thanks for the reply. is there any data that I could compare the 338 edge to a 300 win mag? I have a 300 in a savage 110 fcp-k and well I hate the stock and it only about 1 moa w reloads even worse s off the shelf and have considered doing a custom. just fishing for ideas
I've built two on Savage 110 actions. One started as a 308 and the other started as a 7mmRM.

Ditch the stock is a good first step.

Most people find the Edge shoots best at around 2850-2900fps with a 300g bullet.

Bullets used are most commonly the 300g SMK, and lately the Berger 300g Hybrid.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:50 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

the problem with getting a new stock is that its the newer rifle w the accu stock and i cant find anyone that makes after market for them. an im a newbie to rifles so i dont know how to or even if i can bed my own
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Old 09-28-2010, 03:38 PM
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Re: 338 edge?

S.C. didn't invent the .338/300rum only named it aligned himself with it.This is an old marketing gimmick and it still works on the average Joe...Chris at Pac/Nor was the first person I knew of that had the .338/300 ultra reamer.This chambering has been out there for years and is effective
as a cartridge easily adaptable to remington 700 magnum actions for those wanting a little more
out of their rifle...
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