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Old 12-28-2011, 01:52 AM
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300g scenars or 250g AB

Hey guys just upgraded me .308 to a .338LM and would like some feed back on rnd selection. used the berger 185g VLD for hunting @ 700yrds in my .308 and rounds were still passing through tgts. Was thinking i might have the same trouble with the 300g scenars in my .338LM if i throw the odd shot. Has anyone used the 250g AB on deer at those ranges. Dont know whether or not to sacrifice the B.C of the 300g and juice up the loads for the 250g AB for those longer shots. If i throw a shot would like to know that the 250g bullet will expand on impact and not pass through. in saying that i will have to be more pricise with windage. most shots are from 700yrds +. any thoughts.

toy is a: 27'' MAB barrel 1:9
.338LM dropped in AICS stock

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Old 12-28-2011, 03:44 AM
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

Scenars suck for hunting. the AB gets my vote or the Berger 300 grain. Nosler is coming out with a 338 300 grain pil soon. 0.720 BC. Have your cake and eat it too.

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Old 12-28-2011, 04:34 AM
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

lol... cheers for that, suppose the 300g SMK would be the same as the 300g scenars then, in the way of bullet fragmenting. everyone has been raving about the 300g SMK as a hunting bullet but unless you hit bone you run the chance of bullet passing through and wounding,loosing your kill. but you never hear about those shots do ya lol.. Might try out the 250g AB then and wait for the bergers or noslers to hit our shelves and try them out. do you know when the nosler 300g is coming out & is it a HPBT.

thanks for the feedback Michael....
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

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do you know when the nosler 300g is coming out & is it a HPBT.
It's in fact a 300 grain Accubond, scroll down a bit on this page:

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Old 12-28-2011, 05:08 AM
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

excellent. am def looking forward to them to hitting the shelves.
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Old 12-28-2011, 05:19 AM
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

Oh yeah....I forgot to add the part about it being an ACCUBOND! SORRY!

The Scenar is WAY worse than the SMK in the expansion department.

The Berger is pretty explosive though.
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Re: 300g scenars or 250g AB

Ozzie,
What are you hunting at 700+yards?
If its goats or Pigs out on the Qld plains then range measurement might be a problem also in such flat country.
The 225gn Hornady Interbond has a tested B.C. of 0.525 and will rock out of that 27" barrel .338LM. Will open up fine on this type of game at long range.
This is the bullet I use out of my 27" .338 RUM at 3130 fps on sambar to extended range. This is the ballistic twin to your rifle.
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