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Old 04-24-2002, 03:06 PM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

Wannabee, I finaly got out to do some load development with my .338 Ultra. I have a 28" Krieger barrel with a Vais muzzle brake installed. Shooting the CT Partition Gold moly free bullets I got 3024fps with RL25. The Barnes 225 "XLC" bullets reached 3234fps without and high pressure signs. 300MK's were 2750fps, again no pressure signs. As an interesting note I pushed the 180g Partition golds in a 300 Ultra to 3345fps.
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Old 04-25-2002, 02:43 PM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

I'll be doing a little pressure testing on a new 338 Ultra in a week or two over the Oehler M43 with the 300gr MK and 250 Barnes X. It's a factory Rem 700 barrel. I may get a good price on the rifle, it's in the laminate/SS version. I'll find out tonight.

I got 3050fps out of my Ruger .338WM with Federals High Energy brass and 250 Barnes X's. Case life was about 3-4 reloads and primer pockets were too loose to hold. Primers were flattening just a tad, extraction was smooth.
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Old 04-26-2002, 06:52 PM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

I would go w/ the .338 & 250gr Sierra GK, but I would not be shooting @ game @ 800yds.
With the Sierra bullet I also would limit my closest shot to 200yds @ those velocities.
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Old 04-26-2002, 07:04 PM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

200 yards!!!! I can whip out my old wrist rocket and load a 300 grain Buffalo Round Cat Eye and kill one from that range!! Of course I might have to hold a little windage. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 04-27-2002, 04:25 AM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

Fred,

Why would you not be shooting at game at 800yds?

The 250gr SGK is killing brown bear and moose up here at much closer than 200yds, do you think they would fail to kill an elk at under 200yds?

I have some 200gr SGK loaded in the 300wm right now for some spring bear.

When I'm hunting them with my kids I use the 400gr Swift A-frame in the 416wby for their sake.

My 11yr old son killed his first bull, 59", at 200yds year before last with a 165gr SGK out of his 308win......Brent
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Old 04-27-2002, 09:10 AM
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Re: 300 or 338 ultra mag for LR elk gun

200 Yards???? 800 yards????

In golfer talk, those are "chip shots" for elk size animals.

The 338 250gr or 300Gr Sierra MK will kill closer then 200 yards and a lot "further" then 800 yards----trust me. I use Matchkings in about every longrange rifle I have.

That's why this site is called "Longrange Hunting". To share the Longrange hunting experiances and equipment used.

Matchkings work at any range I have tried.

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