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What is the best .338????

 
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:35 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

Thanks Kirby,
I hear the JP is about as good as they get for this application. Do you agree?
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:20 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

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I hear the JP is about as good as they get for this application.

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I'm not Kirby but I'll tell you I had a JP brake on a 300 RUM and found it no more effective than the Holland on my 270 AM. I won't be putting another one of those ugly panzer looking things on any of my guns!!!
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Old 01-29-2007, 10:30 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

They work but like Bill correctly commented on, they are ugly as a mud duck. I would go with one of Shawn C.'s Defensive Edge 4 port brakes. She will be a pussy cat with that brake and look nice as well.

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Old 01-31-2007, 07:44 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

I like the concept of the 338 edge. I just hate that remington brass that is why I shoot the standard Lapua. Wasn't there another name for a 300 RUM necked up to 338?

I shoot my 338 Lapua without a brake, one of these days I'm going send that thing to Shawn for one of those brakes I hear so many good things about.
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Old 01-31-2007, 10:45 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

I have measured the quality of Rem cases as well. It is certainly not up to the standards of Lapua cases but I can tell you one thing, I have well over a dozen +1K yard rockchuck kills, and a pile of big game taken at ranges over 500 yards that tells me the Rem cases work pretty well.

Also, I have punched enough 1/2 to 3/4 moa groups at 900 to 1200 yards with my 270 AM rifles to not give Rem brass to much of a hard time. This round uses the 7mm or 300 RUM.

True it is not as strong as Lapua cases but it works much better then most give it credit for. Many dismiss it before even trying it. Thats to bad.

Yes there is another name for the 300 RUM necked up to 338, its the 338-300 RUM!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

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Old 01-31-2007, 10:51 PM
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Re: What is the best .338????

Wasn't it also called a Tomahawk?

Kirby, I do agree that the Rem brass works. In some calibers there is just no choice for premium brass and thats just the way it is, but you love the caliber and in the end it does its job.

Not to get off subject, but have you are experimented with calibers built off the 408 chey-tac case?

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Re: What is the best .338????

A 338 Tomahawk has a min taper case and inproved shoulder whereas the Edge does not.
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