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338 Edge - History and Development

  1. ADMIN

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    This is a thread for discussion of the article, 338 Edge - History And Development by Shawn Carlock. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.

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  2. E.Precision

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    Im not seeing any pictures on there except for the very first one of him and the circle steel plate and rifle

    Erik
     

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    Whats Shawn"s company? Intreasted in a build maybe.
     
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    There's 5 pics altogether. 3 on the first page and 2 on the 3rd. page.
     
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    Are the cartridge dimensions the same as the 338 Imperial? I have reamers for the 338 Imperial, 375 Canadian Magnum and a 300 RUM Match reamer. Can I use the 338 Imperial to chamber my new barrel for the 338 Edge?
     
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    Shawn,
    Good read..

    In the article you write “For extreme use applications the Mauser styled bolt release/blade ejector and the M16 extractor made for the most robust combo.”

    I’m curious what kind of Mauser styled action you prefer to work with?

    It seems most gunsmiths don’t like to deal with a Masuer style for a precision firearm. I still like ‘em and prefer it.


    Thanks,
     
  8. Shawn Carlock

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    I don't like them either. I do like the bolt release and blade ejector. I graft these items on/into a Remington 700 action and use a M16 extractor to cure certain ejection/extraction issues.
     
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    I am confused by the first paragraph about the 300 edge naming.
    Is the 300 edge the same as the 338/300 rum?
     
  10. Shawn Carlock

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    There is no "300 Edge" the 338 Edge is simply a 300 Ultra necked out to .338" or a 338-300 Ultra.
     
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    That would make it the same as the 338 Imperial wouldn't it?
     
  12. joel0407

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    Sorry Shawn, Typo, yes I meant 338 edge.

    So is there a few different names for the 338/300rum
     
  13. Shawn Carlock

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    The biggest reason I did not go with 338-300 RUM was that I did not want there to be any confusion about what it could chamber. There are a lot of people that think the 338-300 RUM and a 338 RUM are the same thing and of course they just are not.
     
  14. yellojeeper

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    Hi Shawn,

    I have been reading about the 338 Edge and plan to build one for African plains game. (Safari is booked for July, 2010)

    The rifle will be built on a Montana PH action. Model 1999 Montana Professional Hunter Action

    The barrel will be a 28" Krieger, probably #4 or #5 contour. Contours

    It will be a classic styled African plains game/DG rifle, (3 leaf express sights, banded front sight, banded sling swivel, walnut stock). The action is a double square bridge, so weaver bases will be milled into the action, with a scope mounted on it.

    I hope to get the rifle Magna Ported, as to stay away from a big muzzle break, (for asthetic purposes). I suppose the rifle will weigh in at 10-12# and I want to know what to expect in terms of recoil. I would like to stay under 300 mag recoil (from a traditional sporting rifle). Is this even achievable?

    Additionally, the load data posted is with SMK's. Though fine bullets, I prefer a bonded bullet for Africa. I was wondering if you had some load data for Accubonds or similar bonded bullets?

    Thanks.