Thanks guys. Yep, there's probably not too many wives who'd trust their husbands nor their own capabilities enough to get into that river!
We have a lot more footage of the hunt I'll make up into a better movie to go onto one of our hunting DVD's one day.
Originally Posted by laserflat
Just curious, whats a .338 FX?
The 338 FX stands for Fatso Xtreme. All our wildcats based on the 338 lapua case whether shortened WSM length, standard magnum length, or full length all have the name Fatso in them somewhere. The first one of these fatter than WSM/RUM based wildcats was the 7mm Fatso, the WSM length version, and so the family name has continued.
The 338 FX is our max capacity full length Lapua improved. We generally build it in lightweight walkabout rifles striving for 8 pounds scoped ready to rumble. If we're building a heavier 338 we usually go with one of our bigger wildcats. The 338 FX produces fairly typical high end Lapua improved velocities. Out of our standard 28" barrel it pushes the 250gn at 3300fps and the 300gn at 3000fps. In the vid Fiona (Fi for short) is shooting the 300gn Elite Hunter ahead of 107.5gns of Re33. If you look really closely when playing back slow mo you can see the bull turns his head back over his shoulder as Fi shoots and the bullet actually goes through the bottom of his jaw, partially expands before entering the shoulder. There was no exit wound. I think these Elite Hunters are going to expand quite nicely at the medium capacity 338 velocities, but will probably still use the slightly heavier jacket OTM's at the larger 338 Lunatic velocities.