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338-06 A sq, good for long range shooting?

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Re: 338-06 A sq, good for long range shooting?

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My opinion is that your loosing sight of some key fundamentals of long range hunting over a thing about Magnums!!!

Best case, with the 300gr Berger giving you 2500fps in a 30in barrel and 6000ft elevation I'd hunt with it to absalutely max 800 yards!!

A 300 Win mag with a 215 Berger 3000 fps and 28in barrel is good past 1000 and with the same or a little less recoil than the above 338-06, less wind drift, less trajectory, and delivers more energy because the bullet opens up very well.
+1 this is what I was getting at in my first post.
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    Re: 338-06 A sq, good for long range shooting?

    You are right Jud96 with a longer barrel and the resultant higher velocity the 215 Berger is a better hunting bullet.

    The OP wanted to shoot LR and wasn't worried about hunting. Just reporting on what he might be able to do with his 338-06.

    Just so you know I use a 8.5 lb 300 RUM with the 230 Bergers as my LR elk rifle.
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    You are right Jud96 with a longer barrel and the resultant higher velocity the 215 Berger is a better hunting bullet.

    The OP wanted to shoot LR and wasn't worried about hunting. Just reporting on what he might be able to do with his 338-06.

    Just so you know I use a 8.5 lb 300 RUM with the 230 Bergers as my LR elk rifle.
    Ya I see what he was after now haha. Anyways what's your longest kill with your .300 RUM you mentioned?
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    Re: 338-06 A sq, good for long range shooting?

    We are getting off topic. This year is the first year I used the 230 target hybrids on an elk which was a cow. 249 yds. Double shoulder DRT.

    Longest shot was three seasons ago with 200 gr accubond 550 yds with a slightly misplaced shot due to wind drift . The next shot was at 650 yds. That 650 shot was the only time I ever caught a 200 gr accubond inside an elk. I switched to the 230 to deal with future wind drift issues.

    I also like my 338 RCM for mashing our tiny coues wt flat. It always exits but without much damaged meat.
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    Re: 338-06 A sq, good for long range shooting?

    Rocky Mountain Bullet Test Fire


    Very pricey but worth a look. The 225gr ULD can be very effective at 338-06 velocities and has a very high bc.
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