Originally Posted by Broz
Kirby, and or Greg, Two part question, Kirby pointed out how the BC and velocity of a super 338 can make ELR shots easier. I want to bring that back up and say I can tell you this is a real eye opener to me with the addition of 400 fps over my old 338.
So, I am and have been keeping an eye on the development of the 375's with new bullet offerings. It would be assumed that the larger bore would have a better barrel life too?? Or would the added 30 gr of powder to get the bullets to 3300 keep it close to the super 338's? I feel maybe a little more life from the 375?
Second part, bare with me,... Ok to rebarrel my 338 lets assume the going rate of $250 for thread and chamber and $400 for a tube..= $650. if a 338 terminator round loaded is $1.50 `$1.75 (less brass) what is the cost of a loaded 375 round with a good LR bullet (less brass)? I am trying to figure how much more it will cost to shoot a 375 and include barrel maintenance compared to a super 388 like the Terminator.
Thanks for any info.
ps: but then we really have to also think about what it takes to replace all the loading equipment like presses and dies for the big gun.
How do you feel all this weighs out? I know, back to the "Speed Cost Money, How Fast do You Want to Go" thing right..
My 375 Terminator gets along pretty well, basically the same case dimensions as your 338, just in 375, pushes the 350-425s nicely with around 115 grains of powder.
The only real difference is the cost of the projectile.
The 375 barrels will last longer.
The new Lazer CEBs will transform the terminal performace of the solid projectiles.
I do know it is much easier to shoot my 375 DCM than the 338 DCM at distance, the further you want to shoot the easier it is to hit with the 375, the more difficult the conditions the easier it is to hit with the 375.
Ballistic calculations only tell part of the story, IMHO the bigger projectiles "hold" better at distance than the smaller ones even though the calculater says there is very little difference.
The 425s are easier to shoot at distance than the 350s even though they are both very accurate all the way.
PS by at distance I mean a mile +