.338 Edge brass and ammo.

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Topshot, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Topshot

    Topshot Well-Known Member

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    With all the interest in the .338 Edge cartridge. How long do you think it will be before some manufacturer starts to make available correct head stamped brass or even loaded factory ammo?
     
  2. SkyScrapin

    SkyScrapin Active Member

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    I would say it would be a good chance in 5-10 years or maybe more. The problem is see is that most people buying the EDGE are hand loaders, and trying there rifles a long ways out. That being said, there probably won't be a large profit margin in making loaded rounds. If you are having trouble loading rounds, but already have your load configured, then go ahead and find a business that will load them for you. Here in Dallas we have this option.

    Lastly, how many people truly are shooting the EDGE right now? Is it as popular as the .30 calibers? Personally, I don't think it will ever happen until the designer of the .338 EDGE does so himself. Because he already has clients that buy this caliber, it may be a good idea for him to offer ammo to.

    Hopefully they will be mass produced for less experienced shooters, but I don't see it happening any time in the near future.
     

  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes a great cartridge never gets placed into production so we will just have to wait and
    see.

    The 30/338 is one of those that won many long range matches and never made it.

    The 7 STW took years before it was finally excepted.

    The 338 edge is in the middle of the 338 cartriges and does not have it's own unique
    spot (Some 338 are slower and some are faster) and to marketers that is important.

    The STW was for many years the fastest 7mm and that's what landed it a place as a
    factory chambering and head stamp.

    The 30/338 was the balistic twin of the 308 Norma magnum so that all but killed a great
    cartridge.

    There are many other fine wild cats out there and they will never be excepted buy a factory

    Most factory's would rather modify a case and call it there own than adopt Any wild cat .

    But most people that have a custom rifle built would rather have something unique rather
    than the norm.

    It is nice to have the right head stamp on the brass, but being different is the American way.

    J E CUSTOM