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Old 04-18-2004, 11:43 PM
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Re: 30-338mag?

Shotwell, I have a 30-338 Winchester that I had built on a push feed Winchester. I get 3220 fps with 165 Ballistic tip and 2925 with a 200 SBT. I am currently using 308 Norma Brass that I run through a 30-338 die. If I was doing it over I would probably have just done the 308 Norma or 300 Winchester. Good luck
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:56 AM
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Re: 30-338mag?

I have a 308 Norma Mag which i built back in the late 60's. Action is a 98 Mauzer and barrel is 24 1/4 inches. It was purchased from Herters and I made the stock and did all of the work... In those days free floating barrels were new in concept. I also glass bedded the action. By doing this then, it was extremely accurate at long distances. Ammuntion for this caliber then was expensive and brass also was very high in cost and to hard to find. What I did was use 338 brass and necked it down to 30 Caliber. The 338 case is about 3 to 4 thousands shorter and shoulder angle is also different. I then loaded a lighter load and fire formed the shoulder.. Still do it today... I have loading books on this caliber both by Herters and speer manufacturing dating back to the 60's .. Any one wanting a copy of the pages, I can e-mail them too you... One load I can remember was 87 grains of powder.... 120 grain bullet.. traveling close to 4000 FPS.. Used it for fox hunting... Larryh
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Old 04-27-2004, 12:02 PM
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Re: 30-338mag?

My brother has been shooting his 30-338Win. for about 8 years now. Excellent round, more efficient than the 300Win. Shoots 3/4" group at 300 yards. One tip, make brass from Norma 7mm mag cases. On our Alaskan Moose hunt, he killed a nice 67" bull at 467 yards, and numerous Elk and Deer.

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