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Unread 08-07-2009, 06:47 PM
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338 win mag and deer?

I just bought a new rifle for Elk. I bought a Tikka T3 Hunter in a 338 win mag and was wondering if anyone has used them for deer and how was the out come and what bullet you were using?
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    Unread 08-07-2009, 10:08 PM
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    I use a 338 ultra mag with 225 accubonds and they work great but if you make a bad shoot you can ruin a lot of meet but other than that it drops them like a rock
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    Unread 08-07-2009, 10:22 PM
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    Thanks for the info.
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    Unread 08-07-2009, 11:07 PM
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    I shot a whitetail buck last year with my .340 Wby at 160 yards. hit nothing but ribs and heart. damaged about a fist size amount of meat with blood shot, about a 2 inch exit. I was shooting 225 interlocks infront of 88.5 grains of RL 25. DRT doesnt do it justice, it straight monkey stomped him.
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    Great choice, excellent everything rifle. I have the same rifle in stainless. I shoot the 210 swift scirroco with a .507 BC at 3100 fps and the 225 AB at 2950 fps with a .565 BC I think. The 200-210's I don't need a brake but the 225 kicks enough for a brake. It is a very accurate rifle good for anything that steps in front of you. I always say you can always go deer hunting with an elk rifle, but don't go elk hunting with a deer rifle.
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    Have a look at the link below. I have used the 338Win Mag a lot over the last twenty years and it is a very good cartridge. The 250 grain Hornady match bullet is very good and makes big holes in deer.

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    Unread 08-08-2009, 05:34 AM
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    Re: 338 win mag and deer?

    Hey guys,
    New at this. 338 definitely great calibre. Shooting a 338/378 with a 40" barrel with 1 in 8 twist. Any of you had any experience with Vihtavouri powder in this class. Shooting 300 gr Sierra MK? Hope this is the right way to get involved in forums.
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