My smith was talking about this round he made with a 338/300 and a 50° shoulder. It's going to be a single shot so I was considering it. Just wondering if anyone has heard of this and if there are any case separation issues. It gives less bolt thrust, brass lasts longer, no trimming, but more expensive dies. Is it worth it?
I'd like to hear the explanation of less bolt thrust.i have a 338/300 and i just don't think improving the case is worth a hill of beans in the long run.with the right chamber you can push the necks out and load,no fireforming.i'm still going through the first 100 pcs of unfired brass and have shot nothing less than great accuracy. i doubt an improved version will even get another 100 fps and even if you do it's only good for braggin rights at lunch break. it won't give you any advantage over a straight 338/300 to kill at long range.
Better is a matter of opinion they can all be more accurate than the shooter. It's really just speed and figuring out how much you want to trade for the next 100 fps. That's my theory anyway. It's nice to have a little extra power and range but will I ever shoot further than the 338 RUM will handle....probably not. It's more of having the experience of getting the gun together and shooting. Just my opinion of course.