Yep, exactly my point in #6 and #9. Good on Shawn for recognizing and taking advantage of the opportunity that Remington did not realize.Shawn Carlock did the edge on the 300 rum because it first of the Rums ,,, he saw and opportunity too have a kick *** 338 and a standard mag bolt face, the 338 rum didn't come out until after he and many others necked up the 300 too 338, 358 , 375, 416 458..
I load everything the same way .. specially on big cases I've witnessed and shot 1000's of rounds through 338 rums, 338 edge's 338 lapua's 338imp 338 snipetac's 33XC's 338-378 Bee's just too name a few.. 1000's of rounds and they all tell me the same thing .. they will run slow and be accurate but what I and most other individuals have witnessed with big cases is the closer you get too there top end node they really come on and shine, lower Es's tighter and more consistent groups etc.!! same with big 7's big 30's big 375's
and there is not a 200 fps difference in either 3 when loaded correctly and to their most potential using identical components,.. when you have the ability too have all 3 at the same time its pretty easy too have information based on facts. they are ballistic triplets .. pick one have fun with it
Regardless of reason, it is still a missed opportunity for Remington. @meatyrem is spit on.Lawyers.......headspacing differences to keep other cartridges from chambering in the gun. Kinda like how the nosler line goes, 28/26 same, 30 shorter, 33 shorter yet, 27 the shortest of the group.
I agree, I went around and around with the decision, I realized the lapua did all the work for me and went with the lapua.you quite possibly have the slowest 338 RUM on the planet ..or its a pistol...
the 338 lapua, 338 edge and 338 rum are basically ballistic triplets
Hey, Im thinking about rebarreling my Rifle. Its on a Stiller action & barrel that is currently a 30 Sherman Mag.I only have about 55 rounds down it. Im thinking about changing to the 338 Edge + P. I think Id like a bigger caliber in a Long Action Magnum Bolt Face. My dilema is I already shoot a 33XC in ELR Competionsin light class and 375 Cheytac in Heavy.I have a30 caliber in 300 PRC so I dont know why I built the 30 SM anyway except to get another 100 FPS out of it.If you want a little more performance it is. It’s like saying AI’ing or improving a case isn’t worth it. Sometimes I may agree with that but this is actually simpler as it doesn’t change the case dimensions only the neck size. You can even use .338 RUM dies, I did for about 10 years.
I’ve owned a .338 in the Edge or RUM flavor for the past 16 years. Apples to apples the Edge will give you a little bump in velocity, it holds just enough more powder to do so. That extra 100 fps potential pays dividends when you are really stretching it out there, at more moderate ranges the difference can be negligible. On the flip side if you have a fast barreled RUM it will keep pace with a average Edge as I’ve had one of both. But that’s not apples-apples, more tomato-potatoe.