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Old 04-12-2012, 11:54 PM
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215 gr 338 winmag

Is the sierra 215 gr bullet good for shooting out to 600 yrds?rifle has 1/10 twist 24" barrel.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:52 AM
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Re: 215 gr 338 winmag

It'd work fine, especially for your ranges. Accuracy should be good. But, the BC is pretty dismal. There are better choices. Most of us are running heavier bullets in our 30 cals. I suggest the 225 or 250 Nosler accubonds. Hornady has several 338 bullets in this class with a better BC as well. I like the 300 Bergers, but the winny is a bit small for them.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:17 AM
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Thanks Grit,much appreciated.
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Old 04-13-2012, 01:45 AM
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You're welcome. What are you planning to hunt / shoot with them? How's the hunting up there? I spent a week fishing on the coast a few years back. Truly beautiful country.
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Re: 215 gr 338 winmag

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Is the sierra 215 gr bullet good for shooting out to 600 yrds?rifle has 1/10 twist 24" barrel.
I tell you, if you can get the 225 gr. NAB at a muzzle velocity of 2850 fps and at an
elevation of 5000', at 900 yards you would still have 1700 fps of bullet velocity
which is fast enough for good terminal ballistics and would have an energy of about
1500 ft-lb which is, in my opinion, good enough for a large bull elk. The Sierra 210 gr.
would be good to about 770 yards for 1500 ft-lb of energy.

The 225 NAB would help you with about 6.5 inches closer in a 10 mph crosswind at
770 yards and much more at 900 yards.

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Old 04-13-2012, 09:54 AM
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You're welcome. What are you planning to hunt / shoot with them? How's the hunting up there? I spent a week fish
ing on the coast a few years back. Truly beautiful country.
A friend and I are making up a gong for some long distance fun shooting,I'll be using my 338 wm,he has a 300 ultra mag.
The hunting where I am at really sucks,lots of mtn. lions they say.Im about the middle of the state and 14 miles north of California.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:59 AM
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Re: 215 gr 338 winmag

If you like that weight you may want to check out the Swift 210gr scirocco 2. It has a great BC for its weight and does a good job of expanding compared to many premium bullets.

.338 Caliber - 210 Grain SCII - .338 Caliber - Rifle Bullets - Scirocco II - Bullets without equal!

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