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You can chamber the 338 Edge in a Rem 700 action and set it up to handle a 3.9" COAL... Easily.... And get 2800 to 2850 FPS with 300 grain SMKs
The 338 Edge is the 300 RUM necked up as has already been mentioned and will hold about 6 to 8 grains more powder than the 338 RUM does.....
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    If you are going to shoot the 300gr SMKs, then I would get the 338/378. I have one of these and it is extremely accurate.

    If you are going to shoot the 225 Nosler Accubonds, then I would ge the 338 RUM. I also have one of these and am very impressed with the caliber. Get some H1000 and a 5-1/2 foot drop tube and filler her up.

    Finally, I will mention the 338 Lapua. I also have one of these in the standard and the improved version. For what it is worth, I would choose the 338RUM over either of these as the gain is not very much with the heavier bullets and it is a dead heat with the 225 Accubonds.

    My 338 RUM was a project that had limitations on the magazine length since it was a vintage custom repeater action. Anyway, it equals the 338 lapua in velocity with the 225 accubonds and has a slight edge in accuracy.

    Good luck in your choice(s)

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    Does the 300gr SMK preform hunting very well?
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    Get some H1000 and a 5-1/2 foot drop tube and filler her up.
    Now that is a serious drop tube! ;)
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    I was just introduced to the 338 AX , any info here?
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    Does the 300gr SMK preform hunting very well?


    Go here and click on 338 Edge in Action and watch the impact on a Deer at 950 yards on the nose with the 300 grain SMK......



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    Does the 300gr SMK preform hunting very well?

    Do a search on goodgroupers 2 moose and learn first hand of another testament to SMKs.;)
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