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Old 04-18-2004, 05:06 AM
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30-338mag?

I want to here from he guys using the 30-338.I very close to buying one.
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Old 04-18-2004, 07:48 AM
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Re: 30-338mag?

Which 30-338? Can you be more specific?
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Old 04-18-2004, 09:28 AM
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Re: 30-338mag?

The two 30-338's that I had shot very well. Used them for Elk and long range Deer. Very nearly the same case as the .308 Norma Mag. I used the 180 gr. SBT by Sierra for Deer and the Nos. Part. in 200 gr. for Elk. The cartridge is a great round but there are several versions and all wildcats except the Norma. Hope the info. helps.

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Old 04-18-2004, 09:42 AM
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Re: 30-338mag?

30-338 win mag
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Old 04-18-2004, 10:03 AM
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Re: 30-338mag?

One of my hunting partners shoots a 30-338 Win Mag and it's extremely accurate with the Nosler Partitions.

He killed two elk with it that I've seen, one at just over 600 yards and the other right at 550 yards.

He had it built on a Weatherby action with a Hart barrel. He uses 338 Win mag brass.
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Old 04-18-2004, 01:02 PM
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Re: 30-338mag?

You can either use 7 mag brass and neck up or 338 mag and neck down. That's what I do. I've got two of them one has a 1/12 twist and the other a 1/10. Back in the 60's I read an article about the 30-338 and how Fred Huntington used it as an 1000 yd elk rifle didn't have the money back then but had one done in the 80's and the other in 1993. I know Rem made them the 40x and alot of talk before the 300 mag came out that Win new case might be the 30-338. With the new powders out you can pretty close to 300wby velocity with about 10 grs of powder less and I think some guys still use the 30-338 for 1000 yd matches. I shot a 308 Norma Mag for awhile but alot like to compare the two but big difference. For a wildcat to be around for over 40 yrs alot has to be said for it. Wilson make arbor die for it plus Redding has it in there type S dies. I don't know what twist your rifle has and if it's set up for match or hunting? I saw your post on Varmit (wildcat) section. For me I think it's a great round. Well good luck!
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Re: 30-338mag?

I use 175 grain Bergers and 72.5 grains of VV160 for 3300 fps accurate groundhog shooting.

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