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.338 RUM Sendero

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.338 RUM Sendero

I have a remington sendero in .338Rum. I am going to start reloading. I just bought the dies, RCBS press etc. I am trying to select a bullet. Cabela's has three bullets to choose from

.338 Caliber 215grain .338 50 SBT GameKing Regular Price: $25.99 In Stock

.338 Caliber 250grain .338 50 SBT GameKing Regular Price: $25.99 Backorderable

.338 Caliber 250grain .338 50 HPBT MatchKing Regular Price: $34.99

Which do most recommend for 1000 yard shooting and what does SBT stand for? I am wanting to hunt with this set up but also be able to reach out to 1000 yards or so.
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    Re: .338 RUM Sendero

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    I have a remington sendero in .338Rum. I am going to start reloading. I just bought the dies, RCBS press etc. I am trying to select a bullet. Cabela's has three bullets to choose from

    .338 Caliber 215grain .338 50 SBT GameKing Regular Price: $25.99 In Stock

    .338 Caliber 250grain .338 50 SBT GameKing Regular Price: $25.99 Backorderable

    .338 Caliber 250grain .338 50 HPBT MatchKing Regular Price: $34.99

    Which do most recommend for 1000 yard shooting and what does SBT stand for? I am wanting to hunt with this set up but also be able to reach out to 1000 yards or so.

    The SBT stands for Spitzer Boat tail And are normally used for hunting.

    The HPBT is a match bullet and more suitable for targets. Of the three It would be the best
    for what you want.

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    Re: .338 RUM Sendero

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    The SBT stands for Spitzer Boat tail And are normally used for hunting.

    The HPBT is a match bullet and more suitable for targets. Of the three It would be the best
    for what you want.

    J E CUSTOM
    IT is a hollow point bullet? It would be well suited for taking Elk past 800 yards?
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    Re: .338 RUM Sendero

    Look at the 225 grain nosler accubond or the 225 grain cutting edge with the .64 bc. That is what I use out of my 338 RUM.
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    Look at the 225 grain nosler accubond or the 225 grain cutting edge with the .64 bc. That is what I use out of my 338 RUM.

    +1

    The 225 and 250gr Accubonds are my favorite bullets for Elk at extended distance.

    In my opinion, dont use any match bullets for hunting because of unpredictable wound
    channels. Lots of the guys on this site like the 300 gr SMK because of its accuracy
    and dont worry about the terminal inconsistent performance. So you have to decide
    which one.

    My 338 rum using 250 grain Accubonds has the accuracy and energy past 1100 yards
    for Elk size game.

    Just another opinion

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    Re: .338 RUM Sendero

    JECustom is right on. The accubond is a premium hunting bullet that has the power to kill elk within the best effective range of this cartridge and out to 1100 yards. Why load it up with a target bullet that can shoot further but well beyond where you are going to be killing stuff with it. The last big bull elk I shot at with my remington 338 RUM was with the Accubond at between 700-800 yards. He tasted really good.
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    Re: .338 RUM Sendero

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    +1

    The 225 and 250gr Accubonds are my favorite bullets for Elk at extended distance.

    In my opinion, dont use any match bullets for hunting because of unpredictable wound
    channels. Lots of the guys on this site like the 300 gr SMK because of its accuracy
    and dont worry about the terminal inconsistent performance. So you have to decide
    which one.

    My 338 rum using 250 grain Accubonds has the accuracy and energy past 1100 yards
    for Elk size game.

    Just another opinion

    J E CUSTOM
    where do you order your bullets? What kind of pouder do you use? Load? Primer?
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