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Unread 06-10-2014, 10:00 PM
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338 caliber questions

Does anyone have any experience with improving the 338 rum or anything about the 338 stw
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    Re: 338 caliber questions

    I'm pretty sure there is a .338 RUM Imp.

    And the .338 STW is actually called the .338/8mm Rem Mag. But I personally like .338 STW better. Sounds more like a hotrod caliber.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    Re: 338 caliber questions

    There is a 338 RUM 'Improved' I think its called a Jared and is based on a 300 RUM shoulder blown out and forward. I'll try to look it up later.
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    There is a 338 RUM 'Improved' I think its called a Jared and is based on a 300 RUM shoulder blown out and forward. I'll try to look it up later.
    I think you mean Jarrett, as in Kenny Jarrett the gunsmith and wildcatter.
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    The 284 is to the STW what a tricycle is to a Ninja.
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    I think you mean Jarrett, as in Kenny Jarrett the gunsmith and wildcatter.
    Yes.
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    Re: 338 caliber questions

    Kirby Allen has a wildcat called the 338 Allen Express. The design utilizes the 338 Lapua case, with his design blowing out the side walls of the case, moving the shoulder forward and finally changing the angle of the shoulder. His improved version gets another 100-150 fps or so with 300 gr. bullets over the standard 338 Lapua cartridge.
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    Re: 338 caliber questions

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    Does anyone have any experience with improving the 338 rum or anything about the 338 stw
    There is a 338 AI RUM PT@G Has the reamers in stock. the advantage of the 338 AI rum is that it has identical case capacity as the 338 Lapua and does not need a special bolt face/extractor.

    The 338/8mm Rem (STW) is also a very good wildcat but does not have the case capacity of the 338 AI RUM.

    The fact that the 338/8mm STW has a belt is of no concern to me. they are proven shooters.

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