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**338 Caliber Choices**

 
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Old 02-01-2014, 05:15 AM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

338 Rem Ultra mag is .090" shorter than a 300 Rem Ultra mag. The 338 Edge uses the 300 RUM case.


I would make a 338-375 Ruger. Brass is available. Could same some money by using 338 RCM dies for sizing necks and seating as that case shares the same shoulder diameter and angle as the 375 Ruger case. A 375 Ruger FL die could be used for body taper sizing. Of course you would still need a reamer.
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Old 02-01-2014, 07:56 AM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

[QUOTE=AZShooter;914032]338 Rem Ultra mag is .090" shorter than a 300 Rem Ultra mag. The 338 Edge uses the 300 RUM case.
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Missed that little nuance. Now I understand!
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Old 02-01-2014, 08:03 AM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

If the action you have won't handle a RUM, the 338-375 Ruger would seem to be a good alternative. My understanding is that it will get you .340 WBY-ish performance.

I know elkaholic did some kind of wildcat in a .30 caliber on the .375 Ruger case. He might be a good guy to consult regarding the ins and outs of a .338 version. Might have some helpful hints on a reamer and dies, too.
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:37 PM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

The 338 Norma. I have one love it. Joe
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Old 02-01-2014, 12:59 PM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

I keep hearing how impressive the 338-375 Ruger is....Seems like the same performance as a 338 Sin? 340 weatherby ballistics in 30-06 length cartridge.
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:11 PM
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Re: **338 Caliber Choices**

Peraonally I love the 338 caliber. But I find it hard to need another "in between" cartridge. I have a 338 win mag and 338 RUM. 300fps difference in most loads for these 2. Not much use for something in middle IMHO.

We already have short mags,long mags and now middle length mags???? Yes im bitching..im bored at work. Id like to hear opinions on this Ruger guy. Im not saying its a junk cartridge by any means..there is a place for it and if it fits your needs thats fine and dandy.
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