338 RUM, 338 Edge, 338 Lapua, or 338 Norma?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Jim the Plumber17, Nov 2, 2008.

  1. Jim the Plumber17

    Jim the Plumber17 Active Member

    Oct 21, 2007
    I'm having a rifle built this winter and have the caliber narrowed down to the above.
    It will be built on a lefty 700 RUM action, Rock 27-28" M24 barrel,Seekins bottom metal, HS stock. I want to go long for both target shooting and hunting bear, deer and elk as well as rock chucks and coyotes.
    I have had a 338 RUM and a 338 Lapua, both very accurate. But I am open to the other calibers shown as well.
    Jim the Plumber
  2. bigg_sexy1

    bigg_sexy1 Well-Known Member

    Dec 27, 2007
    I guess if it were me and I already had a 338 Lapua, and a 338 RUM I would get a 338 Edge. Just to make sure that you have all of the bases covered, or t settle some questions between the big 338s

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    I have also owned the 33 Rum and Lapau and am a solid Lapua fan because the brass is sooo goood...
  4. platform

    platform Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    I would also vote for .338 lapua. Not from personal experience, but I think the 'industry support' is converging around this round for both civ and mil vendors. So when I am ready to build up to that level of performance, I am planning on .338 lapua.