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338 Cal 250 gr AB Range Report

 
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Old 07-04-2008, 04:42 PM
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338 Cal 250 gr AB Range Report

I loaded up some 250 gr AB's in my M700 LSS 338 RUM and headed out to the range.
I shot two sub MOA groups. The first group went .757" c/c with the first two touching, .351" c/c. The second group went .479" c/c.
I also shot and recovered two of the 250 gr AB's from water jugs at 100 yds. Both bullets were recovered in the 6th jug, #1 opened up to .667" and weighed 143.8 grs (57.5%) and #2 measured .693" and weighed 145.3 grs (58.1%).
I think Nosler has a winner of a Long Range Game Bullet for the 338's.


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Old 07-04-2008, 06:01 PM
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Thanks for the report, this sounds like a fantastic do everything bullet I had been wishing they'd make for years. What are they saying for BC? It's got to be .6-ish.
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I looked for the BC on Nosler's website. Couldn't find it. But it is 0.58x if memory serves me correctly. I thought/hoped it would be higher. But Nosler still isn't serving anyone other than the factory twists...maybe someday.
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Nice results JD, thanks for posting.
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JD what was the distance of the groups? Was it 100 yards the same as the jugs?
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the BC is supposed to be .575. haven't heard if anyone's proved or disproved this either way.

JD, thanls for posting, good info!
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Thanks for your comments fellas. Yes, the BC is .575. Lower than some would like but not too bad for a game bullet with predictable on game performance.
jwp475, my range work was 100 yds for both targets and recovered bullets. Next weekend, I am going to shoot 300 yds and recover a couple of bullets as well. I will post my results.

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