338 win mag to 338 edge

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by joshua, May 25, 2008.

  1. joshua

    joshua Member

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    Hi i have rem 700 in 338 win mag and was wondering about going to 338 edge at some time and did not no if i could us this action also. right now im pusshing a 250 grn bullet at 2600 fps with a 23 inch barrel if i whent to say 28 inch hart could i get 2800 fps and still be accurate. I have a lot of brass for the 338 win mag thanks ​
     
  2. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

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    3" additional inches of barrel lenght will never get you 200 FPS aditional velocity with the 338 Win Mag. The 3 additional inches would yied 15 to 20 FPS per inch IMHO possably 25, but I dought it.
     

  3. joshua

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    thanks im new to this fourm so what dose IMHO stand for .and i was thinking 5 more inches of barrel
     
  4. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    .338WM-H 4831/250/2800fps/28"- Easy

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    Use H 4831, maximum OAL and 2800fps is not a big deal. How accurate that load can be is anybodys guess.

    Peter
     
  5. joshua

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    i can 3 shoot 1/2 to 3/4 inch groups pretty easy. should i try to make it accurate or go with 338 rum or edge when i rebarrel
     
  6. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    It's up to you

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    A friend of mine shoots 1/2" groups with 72gr. H-4831/250/2820/26" barrel. Accuracy/velocity varies from barrel to barrel and one can never tell.
    Chamber .338WM first and if it's no good, you can always rechamber for one of the other two.

    Peter
     
  7. joshua

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    thanks do you no if you can use this action for the 338rum or edge. If all i had to do is open up the bolt face
     
  8. P KUNDA

    P KUNDA Well-Known Member

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    There is more to it

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    The bolt face is the same, but some under rail/lip work and possibly new longer magazine or some other mag. alternations may be also required. All costing money and if it's not done correctly the action will never feed well.

    Peter
     
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