I was watching Shawns video again. My wife hasn't quite got it memorized. I'm trying to help... I got to the bear section. I wasn't really paying attention. But, when Shawn shot that bear I thought, WAIT! I rewound it and watched it again. Maybe it's an optical dellusion, but that 338AM is shooting FLAT! I'm uneducated about Kirby's 338. But if that thing is shooting as flat as it looks...Holy @#$^!! That is a monster! By the way, nice shot! The consistency and wind doping skills on the video are impressive!
There is no denying that the 338 AM is one of the top fuel dragsters of the long range world. It is quite flat shooting. On video certain optical issues happen. Long ranges usually look farther than they are. Also when watching trace going downhill it looks flatter and uphill looks like more drop even though they are the same give like angles. This optical illusion can also be effected by the height of the camera above or below the rifles bore. But in answer to your question yes it shoots flattttt.
I'm getting the timing down pretty good to stop the video at the time of impact. Even though its a longer shot ya gotta be way quicker on the button to catch that one. Also its very visibly noticeable.s h
Seeing as how my grand son is taking over my 338RUM carry LRH rifle............................................. ;)
Roy, Sounds like you'd better get one ordered. Can't be without a 338!
Shawn, Thanks for the informative response. I believe the AM is very flat shooting. However, it's hard to imagine it's shooting as flat as it looked. It also seemed the camera was a bit higher than the shooter, and the shot was downhill. I suspected some sort of optical illusion.
I have not shot anything that shot flatter out to 1000 yards or farther. That said, as good as the 300 gr SMK is at 3300-3400 fps, shooting the prototype Wildcat 265 gr AT RBBT at 3500 fps is just impossible to discribe in comparision.
Unfortunately, that bullet may not find its way to the mass market because of boarder crossing issues with componants and bullets. Very sad.
Just imagine a .960 BC bullet at 3500 fps, and thats out of a 32" barrel!!!
Only thing I have tested that shoots as flat to these ranges is the 7mm AM with a 200 gr ULD RBBT in a 30" barrel clipping along at 3300 fps. That said, there is no comparision on target when the 338 lands compared to the 7mm landing home. You get numb to this level of performance when you play with it all the time but when you pick up a conventional rifle with conventional bullets, it becomes very clear how potent it really is.
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