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Old 11-06-2007, 02:05 AM
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.338 Edge or .300 RUM

Ok so I am really starting to get into this Long Range shooting stuff, so I want your opinions. I have about $1600 to spend and I want to buy the best gun I can. I was thinking about the .300 RUM but then heard about the .338 Edge. I would mainly be hunting elk, so the more oomph would be helpful. I was wondering, how much do the .338 Edges go for? Thanks.
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Old 11-06-2007, 05:08 AM
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Ok so I am really starting to get into this Long Range shooting stuff, so I want your opinions. I have about $1600 to spend and I want to buy the best gun I can. I was thinking about the .300 RUM but then heard about the .338 Edge. I would mainly be hunting elk, so the more oomph would be helpful. I was wondering, how much do the .338 Edges go for? Thanks.
G'day mate !

I would do a search on 338 edge and read the posts. There is heaps to read on the topic. As far as price goes I 'm sure there are budget rifles in 338 edge and the rolls royce deluxe version ? Depending on your demands and what you want your package to be ?

After reading as much as I could on the topic I get the feel that most guys that go to the edge, are after a super high performance, highly accurate rifle. So they tend to get all the trimmings done, triggers, blueprinted, ext mag boxes etc and this adds up.

I weighed the price against a couple of other custom rifles and felt the edge was extremely good value for money for what it will do.

I think you will probably find a cheaper option with the 300 ultra though ? A great rifle is no good without a decent scope as well to do it justice ??

You will see there are some very helpful and talented people on this site that give freely their knowledge and experience. And like they did for me, I'm sure will get you headed in the right direction.

Good luck.
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:55 PM
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300 rum or 30 lapua

The 300 rum kicks more than hard enough that I dont have a desire to go to 338. If I did it all over id probably go to a 30 lapua imp and shortened so id have a tad more magazine room if shooting a repeater. The $$$ goes very fast, really figure your budget. I spent over 400 just on dies brass and bullets, doh!.
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Ok so I am really starting to get into this Long Range shooting stuff, so I want your opinions. I have about $1600 to spend and I want to buy the best gun I can. I was thinking about the .300 RUM but then heard about the .338 Edge. I would mainly be hunting elk, so the more oomph would be helpful. I was wondering, how much do the .338 Edges go for? Thanks.
Is the $1600 just for a rifle? Do you have a scope and rings? The .338Edge is a great cartridge. The .300Rum is the biggest I would personally go without a brake. The 338 RUM is a ton of rifle as well.

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Old 11-06-2007, 09:34 PM
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Yes. The $1600 is just for a gun. I will be getting a brake, a trigger job and the works on it.
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:19 AM
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338edge or 300ultra

Hi if this is your first build this is the cheeper option. Get a Remington Sendero in 300 Ultramag. First have the trigger tuned, have an oversize recoil lug fitted and the action squared and the stock properly bedded. Then have a good Quality Slab style muzzle break fitted. Have a 1 piece 20moa base fitted with 8X40 screws. This will give you an awsome rifle. Now if you want to upgrade at the time or later a 338 barrel can easily be replaced and an extended mag box fitted. If you want to go the Edge straight away you could get ang long action Sendero with a worn barrel to save a little on the purchase. A Mag action is prefered but any Rem long action is adaptable.

The 300 Ultramag should be able to shoot the 240gr Sierrs and is a great long range projectile. However the 300gr 338 projectiles are better beyond 1000yds in regard th energy and balist
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+1 on what Wild Bill wrote....what I did, spent about what you want to.
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