Originally Posted by cpttango30
I don't think it is sporting to be taking pot shots at the range you are talking about but that is me and not the point of the thread so back on topic. If you have the money to build the rifle and you have the shoulder to take the beating to get to a point of knowing that rifle inside and out and in many different wind and light conditions. Then I shall point you towards the 338 edge 338 Laupa mag performance in a less costly dress.
The 338 edge is simplely a 300 RUM necked up to a 338. AAAAAAAA yes Remington makes the 338 RUM but the 300RUM is 1/10" longer giving you more powder which equals faster bullets.
I have a buddy that build on on a Rem 700 SS action with a 32" kreiger barrel McMillan A-4 stock and a nightforce 8-32x56mm scope. All total it cost him right at $3k for the package. He still can't hit the broad side of a barn. 338 Edge - History and Development
well i agree with you on the "pot shots" at long distances 100% but... Thats not what i do. I bought my 300 RUM in February and shot it every chance i had meaning 3 to 4 nights a week. it took me 2 months to find the perfect load/ powder for the bullet i wanted to shoot. after i worked up my load i dialed it in made a ballistics chart for my exact bullet coming out of my gun. then i shot out to 600 yards feeling very comfortable about it. putting 3 shots in about the same hole at 300 yards. when you shoot this much and work this much on the perfect load for a rifle its not called "pot shots". when you have a chart telling you your raise its not a "pot shots". "pot shots" are a guy seeing a animal at a long distance, not ranging it, pulling a gun up, holding 20 feet over its back and shooting 15 times until the animal runs off.
but not the point of this post ha. what is the ballistics of the 338 edge? and does the 1/10" make all that much more difference because i go for the max powder with accuracy being my #1 priority. and i have never got accuracy out of jamming as much powder as i can in a case just so i can get a few more fps.