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Anybody regret NOT going 338?

 
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:54 AM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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Just to clarify, I agree, if going past 1000 go 338. That is why I used CAPS on the (NOT going past 1000) in my first line. My two favorite rifles are the 300 win and a good 338. My new .338 Terminator +P Is being built and I will have soon. If you even feel you would want to "shoot game" past 1000 go 338. But if you only feel that you may just practice past 1000 the 300 win with a 215 will keep you smiling to well past a mile.

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I am 100% on board with you. I think with this information he now can make a really informative decision.
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Old 05-04-2013, 11:18 AM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

Just for the sake of discussion, If you compare a 230 gr Hybrid with an MV of 3000 fps to a 300 GR OTM with an MV of 2850, @ 4000' elevation, both bullets arive at 1500 yds with 1600 fps veloity. The 230 has 3.1 MOA of drift in a 5 mph wind and the 300 has 2.95 MOA of drift. Energy is 1321 vs 1722. The 338 will have more authority on game at those ranges but ballisitcally the 2 are very close to that distance.

The RUM will have shorter barrel life, but that said, I'm having my new RUM barrel nitrided which will hopefully double it's life or more.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:51 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

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Just for the sake of discussion, If you compare a 230 gr Hybrid with an MV of 3000 fps to a 300 GR OTM with an MV of 2850, @ 4000' elevation, both bullets arive at 1500 yds with 1600 fps veloity. The 230 has 3.1 MOA of drift in a 5 mph wind and the 300 has 2.95 MOA of drift. Energy is 1321 vs 1722. The 338 will have more authority on game at those ranges but ballisitcally the 2 are very close to that distance.

The RUM will have shorter barrel life, but that said, I'm having my new RUM barrel nitrided which will hopefully double it's life or more.
I would agree. My 300 RUM with 230 Berger and 338 Lapua with 300 Berger are almost identical in wind drift at 1000. Obviously there is no debate with which is king in the energy department.
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:47 PM
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Obviously there is no debate with which is king in the energy department.
Or which one will be easier to spot hits or bullet splash at ELR targets.

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Old 05-05-2013, 06:50 AM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

I too agree with Jeff's .300 Win Mag recommendation. Whichever gun/caliber you decide on, I doubt it if it's going to be your last, so why worry about it --- just do it and without regret.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:36 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

I think a 300 win mag is a great cal for hunting out to a thousand and further target practicing . Numbers are what we tend to focus on these days fps, ftlbs, bc, ect. After owning a 300wm in a ruger action that was a nice rifle that just fell short in the accuracy department I decided to have a rifle built on a m700 and decided on a 338 rum. After a brief handload development I rezeroed at 200 and headed to the range with 300 gr elite hunters loaded. After waiting for a few to shoot, I settled on my mat , I was intending to shoot the 500yd target but after a little crap from my shooting buddies I decided hurl one at the 1055yd target . I was estimating my velosity at 2775, any how long storie short I knocked the target over and this is a fixed target that has been pounded on various other calibers before and never been knocked over before . My point is sometimes bigger is better , just like a more blood will pour through a bigger hole. with that being said , if I had to replace the 338rum I am not sure it would be another, more likley a 300 rum or a 8mm rem or even 300 win.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:54 PM
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Re: Anybody regret NOT going 338?

8 mm seems like a good compromise for me, but brass and bullet selection scares me.

What lies between a 300 win and 300 rum in terms of performance?
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