Opinions on 338 Edge

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by hemiford, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. hemiford

    hemiford Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2013
    Hello All,

    Question, maybe it's even a silly question.....

    Curious to hear conjecture and opinions on the possibility
    of SAAMI accepting the 338 Edge as a standard cartridge.

    It seems like a "logical" design, maybe compared to some other wildcats....
    (not that I'm slamming any other designs).

    I'm not familiar with the process/politics/etc.

    Thanks Folks !
  2. peashooter

    peashooter Well-Known Member

    Mar 1, 2009
    In my opinion the 338/300 RUM aka 338 Edge will not be considered for the standardization process because the 338 RUM is a virtual twin already standardized. I do own and shoot a 338 Edge so it has appeal, does little a RUM cannot do.
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004
    As Peashooter said, Not likely because it is just a 300 rum necked up to 338 (not that it does not deserve a spot in SAMME).

    I would think the 338 Edge AI version would have a better chance because of dimensional changes
    over the 300 RUM. (Like the 280 AI that Nosler changed to get it In SAMME)

    There are enough reamers and dies however, that I don't think it really matters to the creator
    of the Edge if SAMMI does or does not include it in there standards.

    Just my opinion

  4. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2011
    I agree with both of the above opinions, and would guess there are commercial constraints as well - I'm guessing most of the majors aren't clambering to load 338EDGE. Not because it is not a great chambering, just the economies of scale aren't there to make it profitable (ever see 338LM ammo for sale at a sporting goods store? I've never seen it under $100/box, when I see it at all).