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.338 300gr expansion tests

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Unread 12-17-2010, 09:07 PM
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Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

I shot a coyote at 187 yards with a 300gr hybrid launched at 2930fps. The coyote was slightly quartering towards, and was hit through the onside shoulder, leaving a roughly 6" hole out the farside right by what was the end of the ribs. Good thing I wasn't looking for a pelt...
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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

    Coyote shot witha 300 grain SMK from my 338 Lapua at 169 facing me bullet entered mouth at the lower jar and blew out the back of the head


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    Unread 12-18-2010, 02:28 AM
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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

    my personal experience has been no expansion or total devastation with little left for eating.
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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

    Deer shot at 300 yards with 300 SMK from 338 Lapua


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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

    I shot a Red Deer spiker at 49 yards with my Edge, 1-9twist, 300 SMK at 2830fps.
    It was the first deer I shot with it, so much for my LR rig
    The deer was facing me quartering, it hit high on the shoulder & took out 6-8 inchs of back bone, needless to say he went right down
    The retrieved bullet weighed 125 grains & was intact for approx 1/4" from the base.
    I was very impressed that it didn't completely blow up, if I had had my 338 Improved it may have been a different story but the end result would have been the same
    You gotta love electronic earmuffs, no time for ear protection in this case, just as well I had them on
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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

    Similar results w/ 300gr SMK's as the rest who've posted. High shoulder shot on a small whitetail buck at 127 yards w/ my Lapua - entrance hole was the size of a nickel, exit hole was the size of a softball.
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    Re: .338 300gr expansion tests

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    Has anyone done any short range (inside 300 yds), higher velocity (2700-2900 fps), expansion tests on any of the .338 cal, 300 gr bullets? All I have seen anywhere are the longer distances. I was just wondering how they would work out if the instance arose where you needed to pull the trigger at a closer distance?
    a generic 30-06 will do anything you ask for, and not beat you up. You also might look for a .270 or a .280 as well.
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