Originally Posted by gphil
hmmm thats interesting. I have a 338 win mag and I was wondering how they would shoot out of that. I was looking at a ballistics calculator and compared to the 225 gn hornady sst's im shooting at 2800fps. Those berger 300 gn had a 1000lb more energy at 500 yds and only dropped 10in more when I put in a muzzle velocity of 2500 fps for the bergers. do you gies think I could get 2500fps out of a 338wm with the 300 gn bullets? Im shooting a rem 700 xcr with a 26in barrel
I pushed them hard in my 24.5" barrel and got 2430fps. You might get up near 2500fps in a 26" tube. Worth a try. I have had similar thoughts but now that Berger is going to reintroduce the Gen 1 bullets with the thinner jacket I think that I will wait until I can get a fresh supply of them.
For comparison, I can get 2710fps out of a 26.5" barrel in .338RUM calibre.