Re: Looking for a new elk gun
I used to use my Rem 700 BDL in 7 mm Mag for elk hunting but decided I wanted a bit more frontal area punch so I purchased a .338 Win Mag for the task. I'm using Hornady 225 Gr. Interbonds pills with a working load of 72.8 grains of RL#19 beneath it. It's a compressed load pushing a muzzle velocity of 2848 fps. out of a 24 inch barrel.
The 7 mag did the job,.. but there were times that after the shot they'd just stand there lookin' at ya',... and it always bothered me when they did that.
With the .338 there won't be any more of that to worry about.
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Last edited by 7mm Magnum; 01-30-2009 at 12:10 PM.
Reason: entered the wrong fps figure