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Old 08-31-2008, 12:32 PM
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300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

What would you chose if you were me and you wanted to hunt deer to elk sized game out as far as 1200 yds. I think the 338 balistics are superior but I dont know how much so in the Win Mag case?????

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Old 08-31-2008, 03:22 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

300 WM is hands down the better LR shooter. Inside 600 yards its pretty much dead even, however there is a lot more high BC bullets for .30 cal then .338 cal, and the 300 WM will drive them faster, giving you the advantage at LR.

The 338 WM has never really been a LR round. Not to say it wont work that far, but I would definately go with the .300 for 1K or 1200.
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:42 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

I just bought a remmy 700 stainless 300 WM 2 weeks ago, already put about 100 rounds through it shooting 208gr. A-Max bullets and when i get the ballistics right out past 500meters, I know this thing is going to be a tack driver. So far I am very pleased with the 300 WM. Get it you won't be disappointed.
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:57 AM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

I own both and shoot them quit often. The 300 I would trust out to 1500 with ease. The 338 after 700 yds with my loads it dives pretty quick. I think the 300 might go farther just I dont have any more distance on my range. That is with a 180 grain spt
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Old 09-14-2008, 05:38 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

338WM or 300WM is a tough choice for me. I shoot both often, NRA LR targets for the 300 and hunting at close to moderate ranges with the 338.

I recently finished a project on a factory remington 700 Sendero. Installed a Satern 28 inch, 1-9 twist medium-heavy barrel with a 338 Win Mag match chamber throated for a 3.410 OAL so loaded rounds still function through magazine.

I'm shooting the 300 Sierra's with moly at 2575 avg fps. Just started with load data but, so far RL-19 at 65.0gr is working best. Weapon has only been tested at 600 yrds and shoots .7 MOA out of the gate. I'll be able to finish testing out to 1000 next week.

This combo, if it works out, delivers approx 2700 lbs at 500, 1700lbs at 1000yrds and 1400 lbs at 1200yrds.
This project was just an attempt to step up my own 338 Winnie's game at distance.

I posted to get some feedback on shooting the 300 Matchking's out of the 338 WM. So far the numbers on energy, wind drift and retained velocity look encouraging.

I personally think the 300 Win Mag is an LR Shooting/Tactical/Hunting all time great.
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Old 09-14-2008, 07:57 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

Wow thanks guys.

AMU- looking forward to hearing more from you on this topic.

Are you in the AMU?
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Old 09-14-2008, 08:29 PM
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Re: 300 Win Mag or 338 Win Mag

I would look at the 338 RUM. More horsepower and better ballistics for those 1200 yd shots.

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