338 Edge barrel life

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by canyonman1, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. canyonman1

    canyonman1 Well-Known Member

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    I would like to know what Edge shooters are getting for shot count on their barrels before they go south. Please include your bullet, velocity and round count, and barrel manufacturer.

    I have 1,610 through a 30" SS Pac-Nor super match. It's been Cryo'd and only cleaned every 200 rounds. It launches 300 gr. Lapua's at 2,855.
    When new I shot .256" 3 shot @ 100 yds. off of a concrete bench.
    Today I shot .447" @ 100 yds. off of bi-pod on the ground in the wind and rain as fast as I could get on target.

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  2. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    Back in the late 90's and up until the 338 ultramag came out I built 75-100 338-300 ultramags for elk hunters in Colorado and then later in the southeastern US. I still hear from a number of those guys and I have not heard of one being shot out. I still have two personal rifles that I built during that period and they still shoot great. I have no idea the round count on any of these guys rifles but it is safe to say the 338-300 ultramag barrels have very long life in comparison to smaller caliber long range rifles. All these guys shot different bullet weights from 200-300 grains with velocities from 2750- 3350 fps with several different powders. Some of the loads I found to be very good they discontinued the powder.