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Old 11-12-2011, 02:09 AM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

Thank you everyone for your responses. I got to 425 yards this morning . And no i dont own any caliber in 338 yet.

This one guy i talked to brought up a point, i have no idea if its true or not, but he said 338 Rum might go out of sercvice. IT got me thinking, whats your take on it, im more than happy to be using the RUM.

The recoil isnt a huge problem, because i already use muzzle breaks on the one 338 RUM i shot, and a good recoil pad, wasnt bad. Im an average-big person at 6'2 and 210.

Just worried about the RUM going out of the service...so whats ur take? thats the question

Thank you!
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Old 11-12-2011, 02:26 AM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

I've been tweaking with my .338 to make it a tool I am completely comfortable with out to 500yds. I'm fine tuning my loads (225gr Accubonds) and dialing in my 200yd zero. I think it will do the job just fine for a 500yd goal. I've been debating various tweaks like adding a bubble level and messing with the mounts, but so far have left it as is. Fact is I just need to shoot it more...
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Old 11-12-2011, 03:14 AM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

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I've been tweaking with my .338 to make it a tool I am completely comfortable with out to 500yds. I'm fine tuning my loads (225gr Accubonds) and dialing in my 200yd zero. I think it will do the job just fine for a 500yd goal. I've been debating various tweaks like adding a bubble level and messing with the mounts, but so far have left it as is. Fact is I just need to shoot it more...
haha same i need to get out more too. is that a 338wm or 338Ultra rem?
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Old 11-12-2011, 11:53 AM
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haha same i need to get out more too. is that a 338wm or 338Ultra rem?
Its wm. KS Custom Mt Rifle. Its light weight so 500yd accuracy is a reasonable limit.
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Old 11-12-2011, 07:08 PM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

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I've been tweaking with my .338 to make it a tool I am completely comfortable with out to 500yds. I'm fine tuning my loads (225gr Accubonds) and dialing in my 200yd zero. I think it will do the job just fine for a 500yd goal. I've been debating various tweaks like adding a bubble level and messing with the mounts, but so far have left it as is. Fact is I just need to shoot it more...
I too use .225g NABs in my .338WM and my load is 73.5g H4831SC, CCI250.

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Old 04-13-2013, 12:15 AM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

I wish some of you guys would get your head out of mr faster is always betters ass. The 338 lapua is only 200 fps faster than the 338 win mag. Thats not much at all.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:58 PM
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Re: 338 win mag...is it longrange

I would think that the 250 grain Berger Elite Hunter would be a good match up for your .338 Win Mag. Even at sea level the energy numbers look really good to 850 yards on elk using this bullet. That's assuming a muzzle velocity of around 2650fps.
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