Re: Is 26\" enough barrel for the 338 UltraMag?
26" bbl on both. Unless its a good deal $ wise and and is more way more accurate than your Win. I'd nix the deal.
However..... My 338 Win (REM BDL) has only a 24 inch bbl and it shoots sub MOA. I'd make the deal in a new york minute, if I wanted a 338 RUM. The two inches would make a difference, in my case.
26" may not be too far off for a decent length of a 338 RUM. But where your 338 Win has a 26" bbl also, I think the biggest difference you would notice would be the size of the shovel to scoop the powder into it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
Just a side note: If you wish to go to the next level with minimal expenditure and maximum excitement get yourself some Wildcat 338 252gr RBBTs. They reduced my group size from about 1 MOA w/SMKs to more towards 0.5 MOA. If you can hit it with that WC 252 it's gonner, whatever it is. Plus, I'm bettin you can get dang close to 2900 FPS out of that 26" bbl w/some RL-22. Compare those numbers with the published 338 RUM numbers and save some $. Just a tho't.
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