Originally Posted by 06mauser
Do any of you guys know what the real difference between a .338 express (aka .338-.404 jeffries) and the .338 EDGE. I know that both catridges are built off of the .404 jeffries case but I am having a hard time trying to find the case dimension of these cartridges to compare.
The 404 Jeffery's is a rimless case with a head dia. of.537.
the body is only 2.000 long with a long shoulder and a neck length of .620.
The 338 ABE is based on the Jeffery's but has a case head dia. of .541 and
a much longer body (2.240 ) and a neck length of .375 .
The 338 Edge is a necked up 300 RUM and is also based off the 404 case except
that Remington made it into a rebated rim case by turning the case head down
to.534 and the body blown out to .550 with .011 of total body taper and body
length of 2.387 and a neck length of .306 giving it more case capacity than the
404 or the ABE.
Hope this helps.
J E CUSTOM