338 edge 26" barrel velocity???

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by bullfrog, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. bullfrog

    bullfrog Well-Known Member

    Jul 27, 2010
    I currently have a 338 edge with a 30" barrel that runs 2840fps with the 300gr SMK and H1000. This rifle is a little long and heavy for packing around on a mountain hunt. I really like the cartridge and want to build another rifle with more of a sporter style for elk hunts where I'll be doing a lot of hiking and stalking. I do not want the barrel on this gun to be longer than 26". If anyone has a 26" barrel 338 edge could you please reply back with the velocities you are getting with a 300gr bullet and with what powder? Just wanting some real world velocity numbers without having to guess what my velocity loss will be. Thanks in advance for your help.
  2. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2008
  3. Long Time Long Ranger

    Long Time Long Ranger Well-Known Member

    Mar 12, 2002
    The 338 RUM and 338-300 RUM will both average 2730-2780 fps with top loads in a 26" barrel.