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Old 05-17-2010, 11:21 AM
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.338 bullet for elk?

I am prepairing well in advance for 2011 rifle elk hunt. I will be running a semi-custom 338 RUM. I thought I was going to shoot the 250 grain accubond. I still might. I found that hordnays match bullet is .675 BC, but doesn't recomend for game. I know people have used SMK for game and they don't recomend it. Then we have Rocky Mountain bullets with a .846 BC. Theses are a hunting bullet, but I havent heard much on them. Any one have experice with any of these?
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Old 05-17-2010, 07:00 PM
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Re: .338 bullet for elk?

I've used the 250 Partion in the 338 Win mag on Elk, Moose, bear and deer. I've also use the 300 grain SMK in my 338 Lapua on Elk. The 300 SMK is an exceptional "long range bullet on Elk and will work up close if put in the rib cage area. At long range the bullet is fine for the shoulder bone,etc. 300 grain is a lot of lead in 338 caliber and wouncs are impressive
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:31 PM
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I've used the 250 Partion in the 338 Win mag on Elk, Moose, bear and deer. I've also use the 300 grain SMK in my 338 Lapua on Elk. The 300 SMK is an exceptional "long range bullet on Elk and will work up close if put in the rib cage area. At long range the bullet is fine for the shoulder bone,etc. 300 grain is a lot of lead in 338 caliber and wouncs are impressive
What will happen with the 300 smk say in the shoulder at close range on an elk, and what do you call close range?
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:34 PM
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Re: .338 bullet for elk?

250gr SGK...
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:42 PM
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Re: .338 bullet for elk?

In my 338/06 last year in Namibia, I used the 225gr 338 (though would go heavier, perhaps, in the RUM or 340, etc) Barnes TSX. It just cannot be beat. Go to Barnes site and ask for a copy of their new DVD on how their bullets work. I shot 18 head of game using this bullet, and if it hit where it was supposed to, they were down and out. Even when not placed exactly right (wind or range call wrong), they seemed to make the game sick enough, it just wondered around or stood there. Nothing took off and left. Shots were out to 375 yds, and short ones were 200. I used both a 338/06 and a 280 Remington, both with the Barnes TSX bullets.
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:48 PM
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Re: .338 bullet for elk?

go with the 338 berger
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Old 05-17-2010, 10:49 PM
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I am prepairing well in advance for 2011 rifle elk hunt. I will be running a semi-custom 338 RUM. I thought I was going to shoot the 250 grain accubond. I still might. I found that hordnays match bullet is .675 BC, but doesn't recomend for game. I know people have used SMK for game and they don't recomend it. Then we have Rocky Mountain bullets with a .846 BC. Theses are a hunting bullet, but I havent heard much on them. Any one have experice with any of these?
I worked up loads for both the 225 and 250 Accubonds because of performance on game .

There are bullets with higher BCs but the Accubonds realy work for me EVERY TIME.

with two drop charts I can switch to whatever I want to base on different conditions.

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