Re: 338 Allen vs. 338 Snipe tac vs. 338 XT - Which one?
I can only comment on the 338 Allen Magnum. I have a 32" barrelled 338AM that was built by Kirby Allen. I use a very mild load in my rifle and average 3270fps with the 300gr SMK. You asked about shooting to 2000yds +, I've only shot mine to 1500yds and have not had problems hitting elk vital sized targets to that distance (assuming I judge the wind correctly). I use jameson brass and can get 5-6 reloads on the brass before the shoulder is worked to the point that I can't resize it enough to feel comfortable using it in hunting. I could probably anneal the brass, but it is a high enough powered load that I feel fine throwing it out after 4-5 firings.
My rifle weighs just under 18lbs with a harris bipod attached. (Includes a 3.5x15x50 Nightforce NXS scope and 2 sets of steel nightforce rings, very large slab brake and adjustable McMillan A5 Stock. A BAT machine 1.55" action was used for my rifle.
Hope this helps. Much more info is available in the search area, in fact if I remember correctly, Kirby even posted a comparison of the different 338 boomers several months ago.
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Last edited by AJ Peacock; 07-16-2009 at 04:42 PM.