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Old 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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Old 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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Old 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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Old 10-25-2009, 10:35 PM
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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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Old 10-28-2009, 04:50 AM
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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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Old 10-28-2009, 07:23 AM
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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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