Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 01-09-2010, 05:17 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mt. Rest, SC
Posts: 9
Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

I just picked up a Baer Custom rilfe in 330 Baer. As I understand it the 330 Baer and 338/416 Rigby are basicly the same cartridge. The rifle was built for a guy to hunt elk out west but desided it was to heavy. It weights 28#'s. I am thinking about using it for 1 mile match shooting here locally and am interested in what others are shooting in thier 330 Baer's or 338/416 Rigby's.

Here's a few photo's I hope of the Rifle.




Same gun with my NM M1A for size.



It's built on a Hall mag action, Kreiger SS Barrel, Vias break, Jewel Trigger ( I think ), MCM "Big Mac" stock, Baer 50 MOA scope base, Talley rings and NF BR scope. I got the rifle and scope as a package very cheap and five rounds of ammo. Still need brass, bullets and dies. Would really like to shoot 300 SMK's for the 1 mile matches if they will group well. This is my first big gun and am stoked to get it up and running. So, anyone have first hand experience with a 330 Baer or 338/416 care to share some tips?

Oh, and happy new year to all, Donald

Last edited by Don in SC; 01-09-2010 at 05:27 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 01-09-2010, 06:57 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 3,538
Re: Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

I couldn't quite grasp the 28 pounds until I saw your M1a next to it....Damn that's a big one and 28 pounds no doubt...great looking rig. Sorry I have no info on 330 Baer but, hopefully some others might. If not here's Bruce Baer's website link...maybe you could ask them.

Baer Custom Rifles

Last edited by Chas1; 01-12-2010 at 01:04 AM. Reason: no email notification
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 01-09-2010, 09:06 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Potomac River
Posts: 5,060
Re: Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

Search back under Darryl Cassel. Look back to about year 2005 and earlier. He used a 338 416 extensively to kill elk at long range. IIRC the rifle weighed about 60 pounds and was tripod mounted with a return to battery device. Loaded it with 872 and tamped it down with a 300 SMK. I believe his first rifle was built by Bruce and then his second rifle was built by Springarn (sp). Do not know if there were any differences in the case capacity.
__________________
The Smokin Fur Rifle Club
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 01-09-2010, 09:40 PM
Official LRH Sponsor
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Posts: 2,278
Re: Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

330 Baer is not the same as the .338-.378 WBY. The Baer has a 35* shoulder and .007"/ in of body taper in the case. Your chamber most likely has a .365 nk.

Shoot me a PM and I'll give you all the data you need on the 330 Baer.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 01-11-2010, 05:33 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Mt. Rest, SC
Posts: 9
Re: Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data

Mr. Russo PM sent. Donald
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Question about 330 Baer shooting and load data
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Load data .243 Ackley varmit load please ballie Reloading 5 02-22-2011 01:49 PM
6.5-284 Load data question Reloading 3 05-02-2005 02:24 PM
Load data on 308 Baer? Warren Barrett Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 4 11-30-2002 07:56 PM
Question?,Bullet seating .308 baer,useing .300 weatherby die. Dan Conzo Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 02-18-2002 12:40 AM
Load info and input for the .308 BAER. smack Long Range Hunting & Shooting 2 12-26-2001 10:15 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:33 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC