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Unread 10-25-2009, 03:59 PM
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Lets talk .338 bullets

I've been wondering about all my options for .338 bullets that people are liking. I'm shoting a .338 RUM and have had very good results on paper with the 300 SMK and Okay results with some old barnes triple shock 250 grainers.
I wonder if the 300 grainer are goin too slow, and I dont really like how the barnes are preforming. Lets here your favorite's. Some that Im interested in are
-300SMK
-250 SMK
-250 AB
-250 Game King
-225 AB
-225 Game King
-225 Interbond
-200 Ballistic Tip

any custom huting bullets are welcome too!
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    Unread 10-25-2009, 07:27 PM
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    Re: Lets talk .338 bullets

    Right now, my load of choice is 97 gr of RL25 in front of a 225 NAB @3300, the only problem is that I have begun to question the terminal performance of the 225 NAB, on the other hand, nothing has walked away from being hit with them. I am thinking of trying the tipped tripple shock or the hornady 225 gmx when they are available. I also have several boxes of 215 game kings and 250 game kings but I haven't tried them in this barrel yet.
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    Unread 10-25-2009, 07:43 PM
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    Re: Lets talk .338 bullets

    Have a try with the Hornady, 250 grain BTHP Match bullet.
    This is what one does out of a .338WM, imagine what it would do out of the .338RUM.

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    Re: Lets talk .338 bullets

    I forgot to mention that I hope (if I get the draw) to go after a Grizz this spring, so If anyone has any experience with Grizz hunting, let me know what you used and how it worked out for you.

    D.Camilleri,
    I have been thinking about the 225 AB's alot, but recently have heard some doubts about terminal performance. Going after Grizz using a fragile bullet may be a risk that I'm not overly inclined to take. Thus far it is between the AB and the triple shock. I will use the 300 grain SMK if I can get a magazine that will let me load them close to the lands.

    Topshot,
    What kind of animal is that anyways? I sure look lke there was no issue with expansion!

    thanks for the posts and keep em' comin'!
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    Topshot,
    What kind of animal is that anyways? I sure look lke there was no issue with expansion!

    thanks for the posts and keep em' comin'!
    It was a Sambar Stag,
    Bigger than a Red Stag but a bit smaller than a Bull Elk. One very tough animal.
    The stag was shot at about 150 yards with a .338WM and the 250 grn Hornady Match bullet. It put a 3" hole right through the shoulder blade and a 5" hole through the chest beyond.

    It died instantly as you would imaging.
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    Re: Lets talk .338 bullets

    I like the 225 and the 250 Accubonds in my 338 RUM.

    I have had no issues with ether, only good accuracy and terminal performance.

    I don't like bullets that grenade and prefer to use controled expansion bullets IE;
    Bonded core,Partition type or mono metal bullets so they expand but don't come apart
    and destroy a lot of meat.

    I use a lot of Nosler Partitions and Accubonds for hunting and Berger's and Match Kings
    for paper.

    Just my preference but ultimately the rifle has the last word.

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    Re: Lets talk .338 bullets

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    I've been wondering about all my options for .338 bullets that people are liking. I'm shoting a .338 RUM and have had very good results on paper with the 300 SMK and Okay results with some old barnes triple shock 250 grainers.
    I wonder if the 300 grainer are goin too slow, and I dont really like how the barnes are preforming. Lets here your favorite's. Some that Im interested in are
    -300SMK
    -250 SMK
    -250 AB
    -250 Game King
    -225 AB
    -225 Game King
    -225 Interbond
    -200 Ballistic Tip

    any custom hunting bullets are welcome too!

    I didn't know Nosler was making a 250 AB.
    If so, what is the BC?
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