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FINALLY Got To Shoot My 338 Ultra mag Part 2

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Unread 06-14-2010, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by GNERGY View Post
Now We're Talkin !!!!
After talking with Jim See on the phone we decided that I needed a faster powder to slug up my barrel because the bore dia. is .3385 ( as listed on my fact sheet from Broughton barrels ).
Jim suggested 4831sc because the RL's are temp sensitive. I have a lot of 4350 so I thought I would try some of that first seeing that is what I used with the 180gr. Nosler BT's that shot pretty good at 200 yds.
I loaded up some 180gr NBT's that weren't moly coated and the 225gr Barnes TTSX.
I shot some BT's to foul the clean barrel and shot the Barnes at 300yds.
Temps were in the 80's workin their way to the 90's and wind was calm.
The load of 86.5grs of 4350 put the first 2 touching and while I was slowly squeezing off the 3rd one the guy next to me let one fly from his garand and I jerked it. I know it could of been better so I am going to load some more with that weight ( because I only loaded 3 rounds with each weight for testing ) The ones with more powder started to get the bolt a little harder to lift so I stopped testing and shot more 180gr. BT's to finish out the morning.
I'm finally HAPPY with the capabilities my rifle has demonstrated with this trip to the range.

In the pic below I shot the rest of the 180 ballistic tips but the mirage started playing havoc with my group.
good shootin Tarey
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Unread 06-18-2010, 08:40 PM
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It looks to have great potential! My 338RUM loves the 225 gr Accubond and IMR 7828(Remington factory tube).
The critters have to win every time, I only have to win once.

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Unread 06-05-2011, 04:44 AM
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Re: FINALLY Got To Shoot My 338 Ultra mag Part 2

I'm just one year late... still fun!

It seems to me those top 8 shots are also potential promising...

With the scope properly adjusted, all 8 shots would be inside the red circle.
Yes! definitely promising!

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Unread 06-05-2011, 10:53 AM
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Re: FINALLY Got To Shoot My 338 Ultra mag Part 2

This thread makes me proud of Jim See. It is great to see a dedicated shooter and a personable rifle smith work together to come to a successful conclusion.

A great amount of experience is displayed in this thread.

Good goin' fellas.

When looking at the last target where the BTs were wasted into the paper I noticed some subtle differences in the holes.

There are ******** and B-holes. As usual Its the '********' that may be the problem or at least give a hint. FWIW
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