338 Edge vs. 338 RUM - Basic Characteristics?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by FullCurlHunter, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. FullCurlHunter

    FullCurlHunter Well-Known Member

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    I am extremely interesting in the 338 edge and am wondering some details.

    How does it differ from the 338 RUM?
    -Velocity
    -Case Size
    -Ballistics
    -Accuracy
    -Any problems?
    -Is there a noticeable difference?

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. Varmint Hunter

    Varmint Hunter Well-Known Member

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  3. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    The 338 Edge aka 338/300 RUM has about 100 pfs gain over the 338 RUM. I have a 338 RUM and it is truely impressive on game. The 338 Edge would shoot slightly flatter and hit just a little harder.
    Since it is custom barreled, accuracy is exceptional.

    JD338
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    FCH,

    The real advantage of the EDGE comes with a 30" tube or heavier bullets or both. If you plan on running 225 Accubonds out of a 26" tube I would say the advantages are minimal. If you want to push a 250 or heavier out of the 26" the EDGE is worth doing. If you plan to run a 30" or so tube the EDGE is an advantage with any bullet weight. Accuracy is more a product of the rifle than the chambering but I have had no problems getting either to shoot. A 30" tube and 300 gr SMK's are the most impressive of course but I don't know if that is in your plans. I can tell you this, I welded a 10" 3/4 thick T-1 plate to a 2" x 1/4" stake on edge, I shot it 9 times at 637 yards when it sheared the stake at ground level and not from a bullet impact on the stake. That was with the 30"/300gr combo.