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408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

 
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Old 06-06-2007, 05:39 PM
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

Question: What is the basis for the CheyTac case? I visited their website, and they said nothing at all about the case.

I also checked one of their links, and it said I was not approved to open it. What's up with that? Something to do with the military?
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

If memory serves me correctly, the 408 Chey-Tec case started out as a 505 Gibbs. They redesigned the base to withstand higher pressures and necked it down. I do not recall if there were any taper or shoulder changes.
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

You are right about hitting major bone, the problem is the ability to guarantee a bone hit vs. the slightly off windage (like that ever happens) soft tissue lung hit.
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

You might want to check your hunting regs for your state. Most states will not allow full metal jackets/solids or non-expanding bullets. I have never seen a 408 bullet that could be deemed otherwise and would therefore be illegal for hunting in most if not all places.

The 338 has better bullets for hunting although it is still one of the most "forgotten" calibers for long range hunting bullets. If there were even half of the lrh hunting bullets made for 30 or 7mm in 338, I would be much happier. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

I seem to remember (may be faulty) that they just autocad'd (new word) the 50bmg down to 408 cal keeping the dimensions to scale.
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

I Googled (should have done it before) "CheyTac" case, and Wikipedia gives a pretty comprehensive description: It is, in fact, the .505 Gibbs strengthened and altered.

The CheyTac case has a 158.9 water case capacity vs. 289 for the .50 BMG, and 120.8 for the .375 RUM
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:44 AM
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Re: 408 Cheytac Vs 338 AM?

Thanks for all the info.
I think i will go with the 338. Sounds like the ultimate long range rifle for hunting to me. I shoot a 300 RUM now but this sounds like it will put that to shame.
How would I get the dies for the 338 AM?
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