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Old 03-28-2003, 10:39 AM
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Re: Is 338 win mag a long-range cartridge

Hi, Crowmag:

My primary hunting close to home is moose, bear and deer. Each year I go to Florida, and will likely include hogs on my next trip. Also, I have a brother in Alberta and intend to go there for elk.

I loaded up my 250-gr. SGKs at 65, 66, 67, 68, 69 and 70 grains of IMR 4350. In my gun, the 65 grain load was best, with the moa opening up with each larger load. That doesn't bring me anywhere near 3,000 fps, but I can figure bullet drop better than erratic patterning.

In fairness, while I have been trying to extend my effective range, all my shots seem to be in dense bush under 100 yards. My hope is that the .338 will perform at all ranges with the bullet I choose for the species I named. Unfortunately, I am pretty sure that kk is what has to perform and it will be hard to blame the gun, the bullet or the powder.

kk
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Old 01-16-2009, 02:47 PM
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Re: Is 338 win mag a long-range cartridge

I have a 700 Remy Classic, in 338 Win Mag that shoots under an inch at 100, and under two inches at 200,s with 250 gr Nosler partitions and max loads of H4831. I know that not optimum BC but it sure shoots great, some times I can get three shoots to touch. This summer I put an R3 recoil pad on Simms, (save the original) and recoil wise it seams less than my 3006 Classic. Was going to the range here in Michigan this morning, but changed my mind when I looked at the thermometer an saw -15oF reading.
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Old 12-11-2011, 09:31 PM
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Re: Is 338 win mag a long-range cartridge

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kk,

I have a customer that is using my 206gr EXP Groove Bullet in his 338 win mag and is getting 1/2 MOA accuracy at 100 yards. His plans for his rifle is to use it for hunting deer and elk to 700 yards.

In about 2 or 3 weeks I will have a 338 caliber Long Range (LR) bullet available. This bullet is designed just for long range hunting and shooting. As soon as I introduce all my LR bullets I will make a post about them on this board.

Don

i would be intersted in trying your bullets can you make any 160 or 170 ?
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Old 12-12-2011, 12:13 PM
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Re: ?????

Why are people replying to posts from 7-8 years ago???
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Why are people replying to posts from 7-8 years ago???
Probably didn't look at the date. No biggie, it happens.
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