thinking about a 338 edge

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Ridge Runner, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. Ridge Runner

    Ridge Runner Well-Known Member

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    I'm thinking about a 34" barrel' about the weight of a #7 or 8 lilja contour, I have 2 lilja's a kreiger, a hart, and a couple lothar walthers and looking to expand my variety, so who offers such a barrel?
    Thanks for looking
    RR
     
  2. lazylabs

    lazylabs Well-Known Member

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    Bartlien will make one as well as a few others. I think the velocity gain over 30" is almost nothing... there might be more of a downside than gain???
     

  3. Akiona

    Akiona Well-Known Member

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    Have a Bartlein 32" 5r gain twist. Running @ 2950. Well, its an improved 338-300 rum. Not real hot load.
     
  4. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    If I was doing one that long I would do a straight cylinder with no taper. You would get better accuracy out of it. At 34" it is not a rifle you could carry anyway so why put a taper on it. Also if I was doing a barrel that long I would do it in a cartridge that would get the benefit out of that long a barrel. The 338 Excalibur would be a better choice. You could get near or exceed 3200 fps out of it.
     
  5. jeffwhip

    jeffwhip Well-Known Member

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  6. D.ID

    D.ID Well-Known Member

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    +1 regarding Long Time Long Ranger's comment.............I have an unusually fast 24" savage barrel in 338 edge that throws 300gr smk at 2810fps and 300gr berger at 2850 with 92gr standard no pressure loads (drops have confirmed) . While I understand this is unusual it suggests to me at least that excess barrel length in this cartridge may be a waist and the larger round probably makes more sense.
     
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  7. B23

    B23 Well-Known Member

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    I have know idea what you're hanging this 34in tube on but that sounds like alot of pipe hanging on a stock receiver if that's what you intend to use.
     
  8. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

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    D.ID, I did several 26" barrels and got around 2800 fps with the 300's. They do well in that length barrel from what I have seen.