338 Edge info needed?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by NorthernSniper, Jul 13, 2006.

  1. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at going to the 338 Edge for my next LR project and I would like a little info if anybody could help me out.
    I have read here that what is the easiest route to go is ream out a 338 Sendero. Are we reaming a 338WM into a 338 Ultra Mag ? or are we modifying an existing 338 Ultra Mag chamber? Please excuse my ignorance but I have just started looking at this project an have not had a lot of time to check it out. Any info Appreciated. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
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  2. Shawn Carlock

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    The easiest way to get an Edge is to ream a 338 Ultra out to 338 Edge. I would set everything forward a thread and rechamber. With that being said if you don't plan on shooting 300 gr bullets, I am not so sure the Edge is worth the work vs a 338 Ultra with lighter bullets. If you want to shoot a Accubond 225 gr it will be hard to see much of a performance gain over the Ultra. If you just want an Edge great. If you chamber a 30" barrel in the EDGE it will be a performance gain with any weight bullet.
     

  3. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    O.K. but why neck up 300 Ultra Brass? Why not use 338 Ultra brass?
     
  4. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    NS,

    The 300 Ultra Brass is longer than the 338 Ultra brass, thus you get more capacity.

    I'm sure Shawn can tell you even more, but you could also do a search of these forums and find more information on it. Shawn's building me a 338 EDGE right now and I should have it by the end of the month. I'll post more on it when I get a chance to take it out and shoot it.

    Devin
     
  5. steelhead

    steelhead Well-Known Member

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    NS,

    Here's a great thread on the EDGE:

    338 EDGE
     
  6. Shawn Carlock

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    The 300 Ultra case is about .100" longer than the 338 Ultra case. You can neck up a 300 or neck down a 375 but the 338 is a no show for the EDGE chambering. The Edge chambering will give you roughly 5 or 6 % over a 338 Ultra in capacity.