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338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

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Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

If all you want is a light weight timber gun that will be used for 200yd max, what about a 338 marlin express? I know it's a lever-action, but it has factory ammo in 200gr and I beleive remington makes a 225 gr round as well for it. I just built a nice and heavy 7WSM for longer pokes, but am thinking for brush/timber hunting here in eastern NC/VA that this 338MX would be awesome......now if only I could find one lol Just throwing something different out there for you to think about.
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    Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

    The 338wsm works really nice in a savage target action




    Its coming out of a 17" barrel here, I'll have to check to see the velocities, but the 200-250 grain bullets shoot nice
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    Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

    The stuff I would hunt with it is not thick for long so it needs some legs to it for when you get to the edge of the timber. It's mainly making a rifle that is packable and that handles very nice in off hand or poor rest situations in tighter stuff but that can be used in a med range application if the rest and conditions allow.
    The low mag Leupold offerings in a B&C reticule may be a good option, or one of the Vortex vipers and then have a BDC turret cut for it.
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    Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

    Zuba, I would be very interested in any more technical data you have. I really want to have a SP pistol but gotta get though some rifle building first
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    Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

    I am not familiar with the 338 wsm wildcat. But my Tikka T-3 light in 338 winchester weighs about 7 1/2 pounds scoped out and is an excellent light elk rifle. It shoots the 225 AB's at 2930 fps. Now I shoot the new 185 TTSX at 3220 fps and I have it deadly to 800 yards right now. Good luck with whatever you decide.
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    Re: 338-300 WSM for a light elk rifle?

    Bigngreen, did you ever build a 338-300 wsm? I know this is an old thread, but just came across it. I have hunted with one for a few years now and I love it!
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    Bigngreen, did you ever build a 338-300 wsm? I know this is an old thread, but just came across it. I have hunted with one for a few years now and I love it!
    No, I didn't get one build and I've regretted it several times this season, I get all caught up in building long range rifles during the summer then get to hunting season and lug around Bertha which does me no good in timber. This will be my last season without a timber/general hunting rig!!! I think I have a guy at work talked into selling me a stainless long action Vanguard with a mag bolt face, I think that would be hot snot for a build.

    Throw out some of the specs and performance of your 338 WSM, please
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