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Old 10-09-2010, 05:08 AM
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Re: 338 edge?

After having SC build me my rifle a few years back I have this to say. This rifle is the easiest, trouble free rifle to get really tight groups from many of us have ever seen. It just ain't really fussy. If you keep your loading consistant with a very low ES they will tackhole WAAAAAAAAAY out there.

I just loaded my gun with what Shawn told me and it shot lights out. I aint touched it since ! 2 weeks after I got the rifle, first time at 1030 yards the gun shot a 4 shot 3 inch group. I had not been past 400 till that point !!

I couldn't care who invented the round... SC gave it the high profile it now enjoys. I would not have known about it if it had not been for word of mouth from LRHF.

I also know who I'll be on the ph to if I need to know anything about an EDGE.

What more needs to be said. They are a killing machine ..

Keep building great guns Shawn.

Cheers from Down Under !

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Old 10-09-2010, 10:23 AM
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Re: 338 edge?

Wow! Didn't know that I was hitting the hornetsí nest here. Shawn, relax, looks like you have a fine round and rifle. I'm curious about the round for good reason. I've been watching your rifle and round gain popularity for some time. Since that's the case the rifle and round must be doing well. I never jump on a new product due to hype but your round seems to have been gaining in popularity and I've not heard many bad reports on it at all. So, that said I'm not trying to put out any bad news on your product. I think that you know me well enough to know that if I didn't like something I would have put it on here (or other forums) just that way. I'm not shy that way.

Just looking for more information so I can make an informed decision on my next .338 purchase. Like I said, I'm a fan of the caliber.

So, my previous questions stand. If anyone could provide me the information that would be great. I would love to shoot a side by side comparison of the Edge and a couple other .338 calibers. I'm not looking to post a report. I just want to gain the knowledge for my own interests. I've been doing this kind of testing for other manufactures since the 90s and never divulge my reports to anyone but the manufacture.
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Old 10-09-2010, 10:44 AM
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Re: 338 edge?

I am relaxed, there's no fur up here. The only comparison I have done straight up is with the 338 RUM, 338 LM and the Edge. I stayed away from the Rigby and WBY rounds for brass, fire forming, shoulder issues etc. My experience with the 3 I tested was simple, all things being the same, barrel length (26") etc and shooting the 300 SMK, the Edge and the LM bested the RUM by about 80-100 fps, the Edge bested the LM by very little 20-30 fps. I tested with only temperature stable powders, there was some velocity to be gained by using others but to me it was not worth it. Also noted later, the longer the barrel length the bigger the velocity spreads between the 3 rounds, the lighter the bullet and the shorter the barrel the tighter the velocity spread between them became. THat is really the only comparison info I can give you that has not been posted hope it answers your questions.
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