300rum-338edge

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by hsshooter, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. hsshooter

    hsshooter Member

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    First time posting so bare with me. Was wondering if any of you fellas have or know anyone who has taken a cut rifled 300 rum barrel and had it turned into a 338edge or 338 rum. It is a med contour fluted barrel on one of my old HS PHR
     
  2. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    While possible to do, you won't find a quality barrel maker that will rebore/rifle your barrel for less than the cost of a new barrel if they will even do it at all.
     

  3. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    I disagree on the cost. Classic Barrel Works in Prescott Az easily beats the cost of a new barrel.

    While I haven't had this particular combination done, I did have a 30" #7 lilja SS 7mm barrel rebored/rerifled to 338. Dan Pederson did this for approx $225.

    Funny you should ask about making a 338 Edge, as I have a 27" #5 fluted SS lilja in 300 RUM with a Vais brake that is getting tired. When it finally goes I will make it an 338 edge. The savings will be significant compared to another fluted barrel with muzzle brake.

    Here is his website: Classic Barrel Works
     
  4. ultraedge

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    I think Michael Eichele had this done and wrote an article about it that is posted on this website, Gary
     
  5. ultraedge

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    300 Remington ultramagnum ABS Barrel review in Product Reviews, page 3.
     
  6. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    I personally wouldn't accept the additional risk associated for the minimal savings. If you have had good luck then more power to ya! I usually end up on the other end of things..haha
     
  7. hsshooter

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    Well thanks fellas for replying. Found a fella in central Alberta who is willing to do something like this and has many times. Although he is never went up to the edge just the 338rum. Guess i'll have to buy 338edge reamer and go, no-go gauges for him it sounds.
     
  8. hsshooter

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    He's definitly not familiar with the edge he asked me for all the specs and info on it. This seems dicey even though he has done it lots with other calibers hey
     
  9. hsshooter

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    Anyone know where I would get all the specs and info of the edge cartridge for him
     
  10. AZShooter

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    From second article below:

    "The 338 Edge is simply a 300 Ultra Mag necked up to .338”. This is a simple process requiring no more work than a standard .338 reload."

    338 Edge

    338 Edge - History and Development
     
  11. hsshooter

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    Wonder if edge with 300 smk's will cycle through mag or if it will be a single shot. Anyone with any coal info would be helpful. HS mag is 3.700"
     
  12. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    You'll be OK will 250's but the 300's are usually a bit longer than that depending on how its throated.

    I would just have him do the .338 RUM if he already has a reamer. It would put you within 30 fps of the edge. Even if you have a surplus of brass for your rum, its easy to neck up and trim.