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Old 11-27-2011, 10:56 PM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

when they are at 20yds I use a pistol of bow
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:43 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

I keep reading along, but still uncertain what you are looking to do, avoid meat damage or cause it? I've seen a fair amount of the Accubonds from 180-250's used on whitetail, and I can vouch for the fact they will open on whitetail/antelope sized game at close range. The 180's are very destructive at RUM/EDGE velocities, the 250's less so.
If it was me I'd leave it be, it's too close to fool with "youth loads" or start changing things. It's race day run what you brung!
It's a good thing you did for your sister. Old school I like it!

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Old 11-28-2011, 05:43 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

Thank you very much. What i am looking for is a load that will expand on a heart/lung shot at close range out of the EDGE and not just put 2 pencil holes . I know that if I hit the shoulder with pretty much any load out of a 338 EDGE there will not be any meat left. All of the people saying to just use a pistol or bow... yes i understand but i am only bringing a rifle.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:26 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

The 275 grain Swift A-Frame comes to mind. It expands well on "soft targets" at low velocity, and will not explode with high velocity "hard target" hits.
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Old 11-28-2011, 07:39 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

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I keep reading along, but still uncertain what you are looking to do, avoid meat damage or cause it? I've seen a fair amount of the Accubonds from 180-250's used on whitetail, and I can vouch for the fact they will open on whitetail/antelope sized game at close range. The 180's are very destructive at RUM/EDGE velocities, the 250's less so.
If it was me I'd leave it be, it's too close to fool with "youth loads" or start changing things. It's race day run what you brung!
It's a good thing you did for your sister. Old school I like it!
I'm still uncertain why he is paying for his sisters wedding??

and selling his guns to do it??
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Old 11-28-2011, 09:07 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

I'm with you cowboy. I mean, heck what does it cost to go to the justice of the peace and get a marriage license? surely not the price of a good rifle.

As far as killing a whitetail, i am sure that 300 grain berger will do the job. hell just head shoot them to save meat. AJ
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Old 11-28-2011, 10:21 AM
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Re: 338 EDGE deer load

for actual killing performance on whitetails Hornady's 285 BTHP is tops, followed by Sierra 300 MK with Berger in third
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