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Anybody regret NOT going 338?

 
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:07 AM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

I bet that .340 Wby has some pop to it, coming from the back-end of it when it goes off...Especially un-braked. Never shot an actual .340 Wby, but I have pulled the trigger on a .338-378 Wby before. One of my dream guns is a .30-378 Wby Accumark.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:43 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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I started my elk career with 243, then to the 7RM, and I felt like I was pushing it to the limits.Then about 25 elk ago I went to the 340 WBY.I put 350 rnds down that thing first spring.Heres a pict on my first 6x6 at -10, WBY tatto.Now my 18 yr. old boy pounds game with the 340 and tries to sneek one of my 338 Normas from me too.I just love the 388,take a win also.I shot the 340 10 years no brake , but am a big brake fan,I run with hoop earplugs as a norm,same as at work.My light Norma is a cup cake if you shot a unbraked mag as much as I did.
Too Funny!
I ran the 340Wby from about "85 to "95...I never wanted for more.
Looks like the same time frame as you?...back in the days of real rock...Metallica baby!

My 340 left a permanent scar when I shot a black bear on an extreme downhill angle (between my toes). I don't remember the shot, but when I woke up a few seconds later my buddy was laying beside me holding his stomach! OMG I thought the rifle blew up! I sat up as my head cleared and wiped the blood from my eyes. It was then that I realized that my buddy was laughing so hard he couldn't stand and the gun was fine! Between seeing the bear cartwheel down the mountain and me knocking myself silly...it was more than my good buddy could bare...He wasn't even trying!

On the bright side the "beautiful" black bear was nice on one side and badly rubbed and scabby on the other. As an added bonus it was super fun dragging that 300 pound sack of $hit back up the near vertical mountainside as my head pounded and my buddy kept falling down laughing at me and my fugly bear.

That was a long time ago, but the 340 still rocks....So does Metallica!
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:55 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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Thank you, my fellow 7mm brother. I agree completely.

However, for me it's a 180 VLD stuffed into an STW case where it's touching the lands, with a bunch of H1000 and a Fed 215 GMM primer. It works wonders when shooting 3-shot groups into the same ragged hole from a Rem 700 Sendero SF 7mmSTW with a 26" 9.25 twist barrel..
Would you care to give the specifics of that load data (grains of H1000) and post a picture of the 3 shot groups into the same ragged hole?

Thanks!
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Old 05-09-2013, 01:46 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

I will take pics next time I go to the range. Last time I went it started raining towards the end, so I left my targets down range. As for load data I'll have to look on my label at home. I can't remember how much I used. And by 1 ragged hole I am referring to really tight cloverleafs, just FYI...It's just a term we use down here. I don't literally mean the same exact diameter passing in the same hole and barely scraping the edges...That would be insane.

I will post load data this evening when I look at my label.

Why do yall feel the need to pick apart my posts at every turn?
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:05 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

Not that you really cared to know, other than to be a sarcastic, I used 75.5gr of H1000, with them seated up against the lands.
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The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:18 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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Not that you really cared to know, other than to be a sarcastic, I used 75.5gr of H1000, with them seated up against the lands.
Thanks!
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Old 05-11-2013, 05:27 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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I will take pics next time I go to the range. Last time I went it started raining towards the end, so I left my targets down range. As for load data I'll have to look on my label at home. I can't remember how much I used. And by 1 ragged hole I am referring to really tight cloverleafs, just FYI...It's just a term we use down here. I don't literally mean the same exact diameter passing in the same hole and barely scraping the edges...That would be insane.

I will post load data this evening when I look at my label.

Why do yall feel the need to pick apart my posts at every turn?
I made the mistake of telling a bench buddy about my 1.125 group of 3 at 400 w/338 NM.Sooo he sends me a pict. of a 5 shot at 400=.383 w/his 300wsm
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