We talked about making the 338 RBH the same taper and head space just for the reason you stated and a little more case room.They are impressive. I was just thinking if you had one die that you could change bushing out of for. I do that for my 338 and 300 NMI. Didn’t know if Travis designed them with same head space and and body taper.
That's very impressive to say the least, especially with H1000. I have a 338 Norma improved built by Gradous. It is pretty much a min taper, max capacity design, throated for 300 Bergers. In my experience, that cartridge needs RL33 or N570 to shine. Looking back at my notes from a couple years back, I hit pressure with H1000 at around 2790-2810 fps, and that is with a 28" barrel. With a case full of RL33 I am over 2920 with great ES.
I don't know the 338 edge but just looking at the numbers from both Rbros and Defensive edge websites it takes a 30" barrel to get the same velocity as the RBH with 24"-26" barrel with 300 grain Berger's.Those are solid velocities. Definitely cool looking.
What would you say the advantage is with this cartridge over a 338 edge?
I had a 338 edge for a few years. That 30” barrel got to be a PIA. Also the weight that goes with that barrel was a decision maker for me. It started me on this endeavor 10+ years ago to find a better cartridge and rifle combo that is more hunter friendly but still has horsepower.My edge fits in the Wyatt's extended box with 300 Berger. I also have ADG brass. Every bit as good if not better than lapua. The biggest benefit I noticed was the velocity out of a 24" pipe. Makes a huge difference when packing in 8 miles on horseback or pack hunt.
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