Will a 338 edge work in a Sendero 338 ultra mag?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by dgr416, Dec 9, 2005.

  1. dgr416

    dgr416 Well-Known Member

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    Is it worth fooling with changing a 338 Sendero over to a 338 edge?I was wondering if there is a big difference or just more powder burned in a 26 inch barrel.I already have two 338-378 accumarks so I wondered if its even worth fooling with?
     
  2. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    You already have the hot rod ! I have a .338/300 RUM not made by Shawn but the same configuration a friend has 4 338/378 wby his is faster but no more accurate.For the good it would do you I'd stick with the 338 RUM or mabe nesk it down?
     

  3. demarpaint

    demarpaint Well-Known Member

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    Before you go for the expense of rechambering your 338, I would shoot that barrel out. After you shoot it out rebarrel with a high quality barrel like a Lilja or Broughton. Then go for the 338 Edge or one of the other 338's with a longer barrel. You won't see the full benefit of one of the 338 wildcats with a 26" barrel.

    My 2 cents
    Frank D
     
  4. Shawn Carlock

    Shawn Carlock Sponsor

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    I would have to agree with everyone. For the 100-150 fps gain on a 26" tube I don't think it is worth the cost. I would shoot the crap out of it if it shoots well and rebarrel with 30" tube and different caliber later.
     
  5. sniper2

    sniper2 Well-Known Member

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    Good honest advice,salute!